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How Every Police Agency Is (Or Can Be) an Incredible ISLAND Unto Its Own

ISLAND—Inclusion, Safety, Laughs, Accountability, Nourishment, and Direction—is a way to train and treat all public safety employees (and the community they serve) as a group of people who are influencing each other without much outside influence.

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Arizona Town Votes to Form Police Department

The town council in Queen Creek—a small suburb about 35 southeast of Phoneix—voted this week to form its own police department.

After Chief's Job is Eliminated He Walks Home in His Undergarments

The chief of the Croynon (NH) Police Department—a one-officer agency—was told by the town's three-member board of selectmen that his job was being eliminated and the agency disbanded on Tuesday night.

Small Indiana Department Seeks to Double Number of Sworn Officers

A small town of just less than 4,000 citizens northeast of Indianapolis is seeking to double the number of sworn police officers in coming months.

California City Decides to Dissolve Police Department

The Rio Vista, CA, City Council voted late last week to dissolve its police department following the abrupt departure of the police chief, a commander, and a sergeant late last year that left the agency all but gutted.

Texas Town Nearing Finalization on Plans for New Police Headquarters

A small Texas town about 100 miles north of Houston is getting closer to finalizing plans to renovate an abandoned church for use as the headquarters of its police department.

New York Village to Dissolve Police Department to Avoid Raising Taxes

After debating the move since late last year and putting the matter to a vote, the Village of Deposit, NY, has decided to dissolve its police department.

Small Wisconsin Department Celebrates 15-Year Anniversary of Service

The Village of Kronenwetter, WI—which was incorporated in 2002—is now celebrating the 15-year anniversary of its police department, which was founded in 2004.

South Carolina Department Considering Reserve Officer Program

The City of Isle of Palms is considering a reserve officer program after an officer who had resigned from the agency for personal reasons expressed an interest in volunteering part-time.

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New York Village Pursuing Plans to Dissolve Police Department

The Village of Deposit, NY, is moving forward with plans to dissolve its police department due to budgetary constraints on the small town in Delaware County.

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