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Secret Police Force

You’ll hear a lot of people talking about the fact that we’re just not spending enough money on “law enforcement.” This is incorrect. We’re spending way more on “security” than we need to. It’s just none of that money is going to locasl law enforcement because we’ve decided as country that it’s just not worth

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LAPD Officer Kristina Tudor (Photo: CBS)

Officers On the Run

Via CBSLA.com: FRESNO — Two LAPD officers running from Sacramento to Los Angeles to honor fallen comrades were in Fresno Thursday as their 420-mile trek continues.   LAPD Olympic Division Senior Lead Officer Joe Cirrito and officer Kristina Tudor began their relay Sunday.   “You’re fatigued mentally and physically sucked dry and seeing guys coming

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Kanye Doc Calls Police

Via Rolling Stone: A man identifying himself as one of Kanye West’s doctors requested a police presence prior to the rapper’s hospitalization, according to a 911 call released by the Los Angeles Fire Department (via The Associated Press).   The unidentified doctor did not mention West by name, but said, “Request if we could have

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Kevin Stuckey is the president of the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild.

The Heart of a Cop

By Kevin Stuckey My locker holds my pictures and magnets that show my personality. I look at my family pictures and give myself a moment to smile and reflect on my family before I open my locker to get ready for my shift. I log on as soon as roll call is over. As I

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VIDEO: Car Chase Amazing!

Americans love car chases. Not only are they a feature of many Hollywood films, there are even websites dedicated to live streaming police chases in real time. But the USA isn’t the only place where law enforcement risks life and limb to chase down bad guys. Check out this recent police chase from Brazil. It

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Cop Killer Dead

Via FOX News: A Washington police officer died late Wednesday after being shot several times while responding to a domestic violence call, officials said, adding that the suspect was shot and killed after an 11-hour standoff.   Police said rescuers freed a girl and boy who the unidentified gunman had used as human shields inside

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Calling All Golf Lovers! Great Time, Great Cause

Ed. note: At American Police Beat, we know that many companies and organizations in the law enforcement market are supporters of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. If you love golfing, we think you might be interested in participating in this annual NLEOMF Golf Classic. It’s a lot of fun for a good cause.

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Money in the Mattress

Via the Wall St. Journal: Dallas police and firefighters are withdrawing hundreds of millions from their retirement plan following a series of investment blunders, heightening the risk that a major U.S. pension fund could run out of money.   The revolt by members of the $2.27 billion Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund offers an

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Thanksgiving With Trump

Top 10 Signs You’re at a Thanksgiving with Trump Fans and Trump Haters 10. It’s going about as well as Thanksgiving usually goes. 9. It’s entirely unclear if the stain on your “good shirt” is gravy or blood from the fistfights. 8. Aunt May says the next time she hears someone say “you’re fired,” she’s

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