On the job


Cops Shot At

Via FOX 17: Grand Rapids Police say an FBI agent has been arrested in after firing his gun at a local officer outside a fitness club.   No injuries were reported in the shooting at Planet Fitness, 3681 28th St. SE. Police say the 35-year-old man who fired around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday was quickly arrested.


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

Off Duty


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



Police Union Reinstates Body Cam Program

By John George This week, the Oklahoma City Fraternal Order of Police reached an agreement with the police department to reinstate the body-worn camera program. You probably know them as body cams. Our group has always supported using body cams. Like many citizens, we believe they are a valuable tool to help create trust between

Believe it or not

Bored Bunny

VIDEO: Slapped the Bunny

If you work in or around law enforcement these days, you know that cops are extremely on edge and dealing with the emotional turmoil of feeling under appreciated, disrespected, and whatever else. In times gone by it might have been possible to approach interactions with police in a humorous manner, depending on an infinite number



Hate Targets Cop

Via Raw Story: Muslim New York City police officer who has been decorated for her life-saving bravery in the line of duty was threatened and harassed on Saturday for wearing her hijab.   According to the New York Daily News, Officer Aml Elsokary was off duty on Saturday morning when she dropped off her 16-year-old

Partners in the News


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.



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

APB Top 10


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