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Chief’s Power Grab

Via the New Orleans Advocate: In a move that a Civil Service Commission staff member called “unprecedented,” New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison urged the commission Monday to approve a plan to let him appoint 16 top commanders at will, not subject to normal civil service rules on promotions.   Harrison said he needs to

Heroes

End Of Watch

Sad news from the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs: On Wednesday, February 22, at approximately 5:45 p.m., California Highway Patrol motorcycle Officer Lucas F. Chellew was in pursuit of a motorcycle eastbound on Fruitridge Road east of State Route 99 in South Sacramento. During the pursuit, a collision occurred, causing Officer Chellew to lose

Off Duty

Facebook Suicides Rising

Via the Santa Fe Reporter: The Santa Fe Police Department’s internal affairs unit on Monday opened an investigation of the local police union president for incendiary posts shared on his Facebook page, including memes disparaging Muslims, African Americans and the transgender community.   The investigation comes after SFR emailed Police Chief Patrick Gallagher seven screenshots

Bullhorn

Chiefs to Trump

Via FOX News: A central tenet of President Trump’s campaign was restoring “law and order” to our country. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has pledged to do the same. Last week, the president spoke to law enforcement and signed three executive orders to reduce crime.   We are grateful the president has expressed strong support for

Believe it or not

VIDEO: $10 Coffee?

Depending on where you live, it can be difficult to get a good cup of coffee. In the old days, things were simple. You’d walk into a coffee shop or a Dunkin’ Donuts-type joint and say, “lemme get a small coffee, a little milk and two sugars.” It would cost you maybe a buck, tops.

Struggles

Trump Versus FBI

Via USA Today: President Trump criticized FBI “leakers” Friday in the midst of news reports his chief of staff asked the bureau itself to “knock down” stories about investigations into possible contacts between Trump officials and Russian officials.   “The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security ‘leakers’ that have permeated our government

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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