On the job


Crowd Control

Hopefully, a lot of law enforcement professionals and agencies have been looking at the changing landscape over the last year or so and done a lot of work training officers for crowd control. The United States has a long, fine tradition of public protest, but for a variety of reasons, people are taking to the



Line of Duty Deaths: A Sad Reality

by Craig Floyd The sad reality is that on average, a law enforcement officer is killed somewhere in America every 60 hours. That tragedy hit southern California two nights ago. Wednesday night, Officer Ricardo Galvez of the Downey (CA) Police Department was shot during what appears to be a botched robbery. Officer Galvez was apparently

Off Duty


Big Support for the Police

Notice of this tribute to law enforcement and our military was sent in by our friends at the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs in California. Great idea and effort from Knott’s Berry Farm! We hope the community gets out and supports our soldiers, deputies, officers, firefighters, and other first responders who risk their well



A Senseless Murder

By Tom Dominguez, President, Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Association Downey Police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez was murdered last night while parked at the Downey Police Station. Galvez was a Marine and was deployed twice during Operation Enduring Freedom before joining the Downey Police Department, where he spent the last five years serving the residents of

Believe it or not


VIDEO: Crunching the Competiton

Here’s the truth about advertising. If it’s done right, an ad can be as entertaining or informative as any television show. In the old days, people would talk almost as much about the commercials as the shows. “You see that one where the little old lady’s asks, ‘Where’s the beef?’” To make a really good



Evidence Tampering

By now you’ve probably heard that a Chicago police officer has been charged with murder after shooting and killing a suspect who appeared to be intoxicated and holding a small knife. Now that the charges have been filed, the case will make it’s way through the criminal justice system. But regardless of the outcome of

Partners in the News


TASER Lands HUGE Body Cam Contract

There are contracts and then there are CONTRACTS. American Police Beat would like congratulate our partners at TASER International after they were chosen to be the provider of body cams for 22,000 London Metropolitan Police Officers. The Metropolitan Police completed a 12-month pilot earlier this year using 1,000 of TASER’s Axon body-worn cameras. As far



NYPD Cops Fed Up With Low Pay

They have the toughest job in law enforcement and are among the lowest paid big-city cops in the nation. The union representing these 24,000 hard working officers has been in arbitration for months and has not had a contract since 2010. Expectations were high that arbitrator Howard Edelman would come in with a fair ruling

APB Top 10


The Top 10 Signs You’re Being Lied To

1. He or she is a career politician who says “government is the problem.” 2. They use the phrase “I don’t know what you’re talking about.” 3. “You look better than you did 10 years ago,” if said by your loving and faithful spouse. 4. Anything said by a mechanic during inspection season. 5. They