On the job


Booby Trapped!

By Teresa Harris Responding to an emergency call is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. To help prepare law enforcement agencies for the unexpected, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Bomb & Hazardous Device Disposal Unit recently held a collaborative, three-day training at Arcadia University to help officers detect



Farewell, My Friend

An officer from the Slidell Police Department in Louisiana took to Facebook this week to post a touching tribute to his deceased K-9 partner, Chase. We couldn’t help but be moved. Warning: You might want to have a tissue handy.  

Off Duty


Ride Along

The Ontario Provincial Police Department in Canada is embarking on an “unprecedented” hiring spree and they are using social media and virtual ride alongs to attract potential candidates. “We will purposefully open the doors to the public, on a global scale, eliminate barriers to accessing what policing in this agency is about, and invite the



VIDEO: A Winning PR Effort

Law enforcement has been under siege lately, and we all need to make an effort to do everything possible to show the public about the great work 99.9% of you are doing. This video, narrated by Tom Selleck, is the latest effort by the NYPD to show the public what the Department is up to.

Believe it or not


We Got Hacksaw!

From the East Montgomery County Observer: There are sure to be some chants of “U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” as WWE Superstar and Hall of Famer “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan gives the keynote address at the East Montgomery County Improvement District’s annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner Monday, Feb. 22.   The area’s finest officers from the cities of Patton



VIDEO: Camden County’s War on Heroin

Heroin and opiates have become a growing public safety and health crisis creating devastating effects on the state of Pennsylvania—Camden County, in particular—over the past five years. Camden County Freeholder Director Louis Cappelli; Patti DiRenzo, who is a member of the Camden County Addiction Awareness Task Force, and Camden County Police Chief Scott Thomson recently

Partners in the News


Ford Interceptor Becoming Police Car of Choice

Congratulations to Ford Motor Company on another sale of Interceptors to a law enforcement agency. Over the years, Ford has been a big supporter of American Police Beat, and it’s companies like this one that make it possible for us to bring you the best magazine in law enforcement every month. – Cynthia Brown Via



Police Pensions Saved—For Now

The San Jose Police Officers Association has been fighting Chuck Reed’s efforts to destroy pensions for over a decade; the cost has been high, but they are winning the war. Law enforcement officers, teachers, and anyone else who has chosen a life of public service working for California towns, cities, states, and counties are rejoicing.

APB Top 10


The Top 10 Signs You Hired the Wrong Lawyer

1. You met him just as he lost a heated argument with a UPS guy dropping off a package. 2. You ask about a payment plan, and he asks you if you have keys to the evidence room. 3. Judges refer to her as Queen of the Snakes. 4. Starts his closing argument with “Ladies