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$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 Jacksonville.com: 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

Cop Shooter Nabbed

Via Fox News: Detroit police have arrested a man suspected of shooting two police officers Wednesday night. The suspect, Raymond Durham, was arrested in the area of Michigan and Vinewood at 11 p.m.   The 60-year-old is suspected of shooting two officers at 8:15 p.m. in the area of Ash and Tillmon on the city’s

Baltimore Chief: “No More Plainclothes”

Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said he is ending plainclothes policing in Baltimore after the federal indictments of seven officers last week. Known on the streets as “knockers” or “jump-out boys,” the officers were most often seen wearing tactical vests, jeans and backwards hats as they prowled the city for guns and drugs. Davis said

Cops: No Idea

Ed. note: Wherever you come down on immigration enforcement and local law enforcement, one thing is for sure: there seems to be a lot of chaos, disorganization, and lack of communication between agencies. Via GazetteXtra: Law enforcement officials said they don’t believe federal immigration agents have conducted raids recently in parts of Rock and Walworth

Cops’ Histories Wanted

Via The Topeka Capital-Journal: A former Topeka police chief is convinced law enforcement agencies hiring officers would benefit from access to previous employers’ files detailing an applicant’s job performance, commendations, grievances, disciplinary actions and other personnel information.   Ed Klumpp, who lobbies for a coalition of police and sheriff’s officer associations, recommended Senate Bill 180

We Need ATVs!

Via KEYT.com: SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif. – The Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office says it is seeking grant funding to provide increased patrolling and enforcement in areas where illegal off-road vehicles are being used.   The Sheriff’s Office has seen a sharp rise in the number of complaints from residents reporting individuals on ATV’s, particularly

Big Pot Bust

Via WLWT News: Nearly 600 pounds of marijuana was seized, and several people were arrested following a Monday traffic stop in Fairfield, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said.   During a Wednesday morning press conference, Jones said the suspects transported the pot in a semitractor-trailer. The pot came from Mexico and was stashed and “hidden

Judge Rips Sheriff’s Office

Via the Sun Sentinel: In a surprising mid-trial rebuke, Senior U.S. District Judge Daniel T.K. Hurley lambasted the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for its investigation of the fatal shooting of Seth Adams, calling deficiencies in the inquiry “simply shocking.”   “The investigation from beginning to end has been slip-shod and shoddy,” Hurley said Wednesday.

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