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On the job

Cops’ Records Sealed

Via The New York Times: The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio has steadily expanded the city’s interpretation of a state law that bars public disclosure of the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and corrections officers.   The issue reached a boiling point last year when the Police Department stopped providing disciplinary records to

Heroes

VIDEO: Keeping World Leaders Safe

Parts of New York City are gridlocked this week because of the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. CBS News’ Kris Van Cleave brings viewers an inside look at the elite group of NYPD motorcycle officers guiding several world leaders to and from the U.N. Check out the clip, above.

Off Duty

Stallone Visits Cops

Via FOX News: MANSFIELD, Ohio – Police here got an unexpected but welcome guest Wednesday afternoon.   Sylvester Stallone, who is filming a movie at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, stopped by the department to work out in their gym and say hello. Took a break from filming to work out at the police

Bullhorn

Bill Bratton On the Future of American Policing

Earlier today, former New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton and other law enforcement professionals talked about community policing at The Heritage Foundation, in Washington, D.C.  They discussed the challenges and successes of police departments in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other major cities. Other topics addressed included data collection by police departments,

Believe it or not

Hot Cops Challenge

Via the Knoxville News Sentinel: Yo, Gainesville: We have hunky cops too.   The Gainesville Police Department inadvertently caused a stir with admirers earlier this week as some of the photographs the department posted on Facebook of officers dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma caught more than a little attention.   One photograph in

Struggles

$67 Million Crackdown

Via The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox and House Speaker Greg Hughes have used the phrase “worst of the worst” to describe people arrested during Operation Rio Grande, portraying them as wolves who prey upon the homeless near Salt Lake City‘s downtown shelter.   But records that The Salt Lake Tribune requested

Partners in the News

Stand with Honor and Share Your Story

The National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building is under construction in Washington, DC, and scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. In addition to the many exhibits, the Museum accurately depicts the past, present, and future of law enforcement. The Museum’s Stand with Honor campaign is an important element of

Pay/Benefits

Who Will Pay for New Contract?

Cops in Philadelphia just landed a new $245-million-dollar, three-year contract, but where the money will come from to fund it is a bit of a mystery. The plan is to dip into reserves, but according to the city’s mayor, that could change. With two other union contact agreements in the works, the city will have

APB Top 10

The Top 10 Signs You’re Getting Ripped Off

10. You’re a tax-paying American citizen. 9. The guy at the auto dealership is charging you a finder’s fee for a car that’s on the lot. (Love that Seinfeld episode!) 8. No one seems all that impressed with your degree from Trump University. 7. A “mixologist” (as opposed to a bartender) spent 12 minutes making

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