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Lock ‘Em Up!

Via the OC Register: Law enforcement officers must lock up their guns left in unattended vehicles or face fines of $1,000, under a bill signed Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.   The new law – which had been in the works for months and puts officers in the same camp as civilians in storing weapons

Heroes

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Eliminated the Threat

Via the Conservative Review: The hero off-duty police officer who intervened to stop the St. Cloud jihadist attacker has been identified as firearms trainer and concealed carry advocate Officer Jason Falconer (above).   Falconer was identified by the St. Cloud Times as the off-duty police officer who shot and killed Dahir Adan, a Somali immigrant

Off Duty

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Huge Thank You

Via the Baltimore Sun: A farm in Frederick County is giving thanks to first responders with an homage to “Our Heroes” in a seasonal corn maze.   Lawyer’s Farm in Thurmont — which last year converted its corn maze in tribute to the state and Gov. Larry Hogan’s battle against cancer, using #HoganStrong in its

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PBA Needs Your Help for a Music Video

By John Rivera Here at the Dade County PBA we decided to do something different to ease tensions between the police and the community. We are creating a music video and we need you to send any videos or photographs to help make the project a big success. We are especially interested in getting pictures

Believe it or not

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VIDEO: The Cut Up

When things get really stressful, as they are currently for many Americans, including police officers, one thing that’s worth more than its weight in gold is having a good laugh. In public safety agencies, there are frequently days when pretty much everyone wished they could call in sick and go fishing. You’ll see a lot

Struggles

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IAB Whistleblower?

Via SeattlePI.com: The former head of internal affairs for the King County Sheriff’s Office now seeks whistleblower protection after saying Sheriff John Urquhart made troubling comments about women and meddled in internal investigations involving female officers who complained of discrimination.   Capt. D.J. Nesel recently testified that a county prosecutor threatened him prior to a

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VIDEO: LAPD Tests Point Blank’s ASPIS X

Taking ballistic performance to the next level, the ASPIS X delivers exceptional NIJ Level III protection against high velocity rounds and provides lightweight maneuverability and optimal functionality… boldly expressed through its advanced construction and design. The number of “active shooter” incidents in the United States has risen over the past decade and a half, according

Pay/Benefits

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The Unthinkable May Come to Pass

By all accounts, Dallas Police Department’s pension fund is in a bad way. Rumors that the fund could become insolvent are rampant and there have been scores of retirements including the Chief, David Brown, and the president of the union, Ron Pinkston. The crisis comes as the Dallas Police Department negotiates with City Hall to

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The Top 10 Signs You Have a Drinking Problem

1. Your regular bartender greets you with a look that’s half elation and half pity. 2. This weekend’s haul from empty Budweiser cans? $230. 3. Your liver wants a divorce. 4. You woke up without pants three counties away holding a Styrofoam trident. 5. The standard five Jager-bombs just isn’t getting the job done. 6.

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