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VIDEO: Protect Your Identity

VIDEO: Protect Your Identity

Even though computers and technology now dominate large parts of law enforcement, the average police officer isn’t any more sophisticated when it comes to things like identity theft and getting hacked for ransom than the average person. But unlike the average person, part of the job for some police officers involves speaking to community groups

International OIS Incident

Via the Huffington Post: An Australian woman was shot and killed by a police officer in Minneapolis on Saturday night in an incident the city’s mayor has called tragic and disturbing.   Australian media reported on Sunday that 40-year-old Justine Ruszczyk, also known as Justine Damond, was the woman killed in the officer-involved shooting over

Sex for Justice!

Via Glamour magazine: There’s a heated debate going on right now in Alaska between the police department and sex workers’ rights advocates over a bill that would make it illegal for police officers to have sexual contact with sex workers before arresting them. If Alaska passes this bill, they’ll become the first state to outlaw

Special Delivery Cops

Via The Detroit News: Two police officers in have helped safely deliver a baby after the mother started giving birth while headed to a hospital.   Authorities say the mother was being driven in a car shortly after midnight Saturday when her water broke. The driver pulled alongside a street.   Kalamazoo Public Safety officers

VIDEO: Deputy Fiona’s Huge

Via the National Post: CINCINNATI — A popular baby hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo has been deputized.   Hamilton County’s sheriff and several deputies presented Fiona and her team of caretakers with a certificate on Wednesday naming her honorary deputy sheriff.   It was the second milestone of the week for Fiona.   On Tuesday,

Payouts and Pressure

Via the Los Angeles Times: Expensive payouts stemming from shootings by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies continue to climb, with the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approving nearly $5 million for the families of two men shot by deputies in separate incidents.   In both 2014 incidents, deputies’ gunfire killed people — and wounded unintended

Report: Crashes Up 233%

  The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund has issued a new report with preliminary data through June 30, 2017, revealing that 65 law enforcement officers have been killed in the line of duty in 2017—a 30% increase over the same period last year (50). Of these 65 officers, 26 were killed in traffic-related incidents,

VIDEO: Agency Backs Officer

Via The Vallejo (CA) Police Department: The Vallejo Police Department is asking for a retraction and correction of a news story erroneously claiming that a Vallejo Police Officer used a derogatory racial slur during a high risk vehicle stop of a car-jacking suspect.   On July 8, the Vallejo Police Department opened an internal affairs

Not Perfect

Via USA Today: Reasonable force isn’t perfect force: Opposing view By Chuck Canterbury All of us make decisions each and every day using imperfect information. We rely on our reason, our experience and the limited information we have available at the time.   Law enforcement officers must do the same thing in much more difficult