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DOJ Blue Alerts

Via Breitbart: The Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) jointly announced the rollout of a “Blue Alert” program mandated by Congress in 2014 at a press conference Friday.   The National Blue Alert Network will work similarly to the more well-known AMBER Alert system. Instead of missing children, Blue

Heroes

Special Delivery

You hear it all the time: “Cops aren’t mental health professionals or doctors or social workers.” While that might be true, technically speaking, there are a ton of officers, deputies, and troopers that manage to do things like deliver babies, handle emotionally disturbed persons, and defuse potentially violent family disputes. In Pennsylvania, for instance, two

Off Duty

VIDEO: Grammy Winner Supports Our Police

We thought you’d enjoy listening to this moving song that Grammy winner Jon Secada wrote and recorded to support law enforcement officers everywhere. The Dade County PBA commissioned the song, which has been incredibly successful. You can download “Line of Duty” from all sites that sell music, including iTunes. What a boost for law enforcement at just the

Bullhorn

Police Week Reflections

By Eric Kaiser For those of us in law enforcement, Police Week is one of our most important celebrations of the year. It is always celebrated during the week in which May 15 (Peace Officer Memorial Day) falls. Primarily, Police Week is geared towards remembering the 21,000 names that are on the Law Enforcement Officers’

Believe it or not

Operation Eggs and Bacon

Via the Huffington Post: Federal immigration officers who took part in a “raid” at a Michigan restaurant Wednesday first sat and ate breakfast, according to the eatery’s owner.   Six U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents came to the Ann Arbor restaurant Sava’s on Wednesday morning, owner Sava Lelcaj said. Two officers were stationed at

Struggles

Isn’t That Extortion?

This story would appear to back up the theory that coercing local law enforcement into federal immigration enforcement responsibilities does indeed impact the larger fight against major crimes—as opposed to immigration violations. Via Raw Story: A defense attorney in Baltimore has been arrested after he allegedly told a rape victim that the Trump administration would

Partners in the News

GideonTactical’s Illuminating New Gear

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Pay/Benefits

Texas Moves to Save Police Pensions

Via WFAA.com: A bill to save the Dallas police and fire pension fund passed by a unanimous vote in the Texas Senate Tuesday afternoon. The bill is expected to move the pension fund into solvency for 46 years, according to a release from Sen. Royce West’s office.   According to a report posted on WFAA.com,

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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