Intel articles

VIDEO: Cop’s No Dummy

Via EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – After a man pretending to be an IRS agent left a threatening voicemail for a Wisconsin police officer, the department decided to call back.   In the Facebook video of the exchange, officer Kyle Roder calls the number and asks, “Hello, is this the IRS? It said to call

Officer, Others Killed

Via CNN: Three civilians and a police officer were killed Wednesday in a shooting incident in northern Wisconsin, Everest Metropolitan Police Chief Wally Sparks said.   Police said the shootings occurred at three locations in the Wausau area.   The officer, from the Everest Metropolitan Police Department in Schofield, was killed in the line of

VIDEO: Gas Sickens Cop

Via An Austin police officer is recovering after falling ill from carbon monoxide poisoning while in his patrol vehicle.   The officer was in his Ford patrol vehicle early Saturday morning when he began feeling nauseous.   Officials say he then hit a curb and called for help.   The officer was taken to

Improving Economy Hurts LE Recruitment

Improving Economy Is a Challenge to Law Enforcement Recruitment by ALADS Board of Directors A recent Wall Street Journal article entitled “Robust Job Growth, High Wages Show Solid Labor Market” should be a wake-up call for local governments looking to hire officers. A Desert Sun article titled “Where Have All the Cops Gone?” highlights the issues

Cops, Meet Bus!

Via A new federal report calls out the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Department (WA) for its “non-cooperation” with President Donald Trump’s stepped-up efforts to round up and deport those in this country illegally. And county Sheriff Ty Trenary (above) isn’t the least bit pleased by what seems a public shaming of law enforcement agencies that

Don’t Do It!

Via EL PASO, Texas – Wednesday more than 40 El Pasoans traveled to Austin for more hearings for SB4, the so called “anti-sanctuary city bill.”   Deputy Chief Tom Witten of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office is worried that SB4 will continue to move forward, even though El Paso is not a sanctuary

$300,000 for Belt Buckles?

Via the Los Angeles Daily News: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies may soon get a glint of gold across their beige and green uniforms.   The department is shelling out $300,000 to change the color of the belt buckles and other hardware of their more than 9,000 deputies’ uniform from silver to gold, according to

Slap in the Face!

Tensions between police and prosecutors have emerged as Jacksonville’s new state attorney, Melissa Nelson, brings changes to her office. Via For years, police and prosecutors worked closely under former state attorney Angela Corey. Rarely did police face felony prosecutions. Last year, when a camera captured a rookie cop named Akinyemi Borisade hitting and kicking

Looser Rules Needed

Ed. note: The expansion of protections for individuals in Florida came too late for a retired cop who shot and killed another man in a Florida movie theater. And it’s interesting to look at what the original legislation produced, as far as rates of justifiable homicides and homicide numbers in general. Gun-related homicides are up