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Rank and File Question Dubious Hiring

Rank and File Question Dubious Hiring

Ed. note: We thought you would find this as interesting as we did. Since 9/11 our airport police have been on the front lines in the effort to keep people safe who are traveling by airplane. And these officers with the Los Angeles Airport Police Division (LAXPD) have a lot of justified complaints about the

Best Of Luck

Via The Hill: D.C. Metropolitan Chief of Police Peter Newsham called Tuesday’s attacks on protesters at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington “brutal.”   “Yesterday afternoon we witnessed what appeared to be a brutal attack on peaceful protesters at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in the 1600 block of 23rd St. NW,” he said Wednesday at

Police Week: Anguish, Anger, Empathy

By Laren Leichliter This is the season reserved for memories of our colleagues who have been killed in the line of duty. May is the month for Peace Officer Memorial ceremonies at both the state and national level. It is a solemn time of remembrance and reflection of the lives that have been lost across

Record Crowd Attends Annual Candlelight Vigil

The names of 394 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty—including 143 who died in 2016—were formally dedicated on Saturday evening, during the 29th annual Candlelight Vigil, held on the National Mall and produced by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of the

Follow the Money

Via Newsweek: Within the Texas legislature, a controversial bill is pending. A private prisons company called the GEO Group has allegedly asked Republicans to submit a law that could lead to immigrant children being indefinitely detained in its lucrative centers.   Representatives John Raney, John Cyrier and Mark Keough—all Republicans—have authored legislation that, if passed,

Resistance Is Mounting

Via MySanAntonio.com: San Antonio Police Chief William McManus and the police chiefs of five other major Texas cities signed a letter Friday expressing united opposition to the sanctuary cities bill approved by the state House of Representatives this week.   The letter shows “that it’s not one chief or two chiefs that are opposed to

Meet the Secretary

As President Trump’s DHS Secretary, John “Mad Dog” Kelly (above) is a high-profile member of the new administration where previous DHS secretaries weren’t quite as well known. Here are few quotes from Sec. Kelly that can give people a window into the way Kelly thinks about things. On reading media reports about DHS and so-called

Pulse Response Report

Via the Orlando Sentinel: Nearly half of those killed in the Pulse nightclub shooting died where they were dancing, without a chance to react or run for help.   Thirteen died in the bathrooms waiting for help during the three-hour hostage situation.   The revelations are part of a newly released 78-page presentation Orlando Police

Ingredients for Better LE Outcomes

By ALADS Board of Directors In another effort to provide new guidelines on law enforcement’s use of force, the National Consensus Policy on Use of Force (NCP) was recently released by 11 major law enforcement leadership organizations. These policies are set out as a template for agencies for comparison with current policies and improve upon

Indebted to Some Very Brave People

By Paul Kelly, President, San Jose POA In the past, I don’t remember a lot of “Good Samaritan” stories in which law enforcement officers were helped or saved by citizens doing the right thing. But I am happy and grateful to say this year seems to be different. Within the last few months, several law enforcement