On the job

Cops Pull Out

Via KJRH.com: The Tulsa Police Department’s time in the spotlight has come to an end.   Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum confirmed on his Facebook page that the department decided to not continue with “Live PD” after its contract ended.     “Live PD” airs on A&E Friday nights. Cameramen and producers follow police departments around

Heroes

K-9 Inspires Decade-long Effort

By Bobby Egbert, Port Authority PBA Recently, Sarah Bartolett donated a K-9 protective body armor vest to the Port Authority Police Department K-9 Unit in New York. Sarah, a 23-year-old student at Boston University completing an Occupational Therapy master’s degree, grew up in Bridgewater, NJ, which she still calls home. Sarah’s desire to protect police K-9s

Off Duty

Police Hostility Increasing

Via KBIA.com: An alderman running for St. Louis mayor has asked the union representing city police officers to fire their business manager, Jeff Roorda, over a social media attack leveled at another mayoral candidate.   Thursday evening’s statement from Alderman Lyda Krewson, D-28th Ward, targets Roorda’s Facebook post that called city Treasurer Tishaura Jones a

Bullhorn

Blue Lives Legislation

Via The Missourian: Protecting law enforcement officers is the main objective of two bills that the Missouri house passed Thursday.   One bill increases criminal penalties for some crimes against law enforcement officers. The other creates a mass-alert system to help track down perpetrators who harm or kill a law enforcement officer. Both bills now

Believe it or not

Facebook Suspensions Increasing

Via Raw Story: A deputy sheriff in Kentucky has been suspended after he posted a Facebook message that gloated about a “Muslim holler monkey” getting “evicted” at around the same time as President Donald Trump’s inauguration.   Local news station WSAZ reports that a Boyd County deputy sheriff came under fire last month for posting

Struggles

Overtime and Fatigue

Via the Boston Herald: Boston police officers and detectives earned millions of dollars in detail pay last year—with 17 pulling in more than $100,000—in what some law enforcement experts warn is risky on-the-beat behavior that can lead to fatigue, potentially placing the public and even the cops in danger.   “If you’re fatigued and exhausted,

Partners in the News

Deputies Association Hires New PR Exec

Ed Note: Law enforcement associations are engaged in a life and death battle for positive PR. Most agree the best way to accomplish that is to hire a pro and that is exactly what the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs has done. If your association or union is beefing up its PR effort so

Pay/Benefits

Sin Tax Funding

Via WPDS Local 6 News: Mayfield, KY — The first of four liquor stores coming to Mayfield has opened, and the Mayfield Police Department is reaping the benefits.   A percent of the taxes paid by customers and license fees paid by the owners goes straight to the police department. Mayfield Police Chief Nathan Kent

APB Top 10

The Top 10 Signs Your Mother-in-law Is In Town

10. You weren’t planning on re-deploying to Afghanistan, but it’s gotta be better than this. 9. Does anyone have any freakin’ Xanax? It’s an emergency! 8. You’ve decided on repeating the phrase, “That’s right, Karen, I’m the a-hole.” 7. Between the wife and the old bag, there’s no longer room for even your toothbrush in the bathroom.

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