On the job articles

Police Preparation

Via WWAYTV3.com: A gunman opens fire on an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. As people tried to escape, law enforcement acted as quickly as possible and that left and impression on local officers.   “It’s a horrific event, one in which, it’s pretty tough to train for. No one ever would consider that

Welcome to Russia

Via CNN: Trump administration lawyers are demanding the private account information of potentially thousands of Facebook users in three separate search warrants served on the social media giant, according to court documents obtained by CNN.   The warrants specifically target the accounts of three Facebook users who are described by their attorneys as “anti-administration activists

Lock Them Up!

The State of Texas can now imprison law enforcement officials that won’t do the federal government’s job for them vis-a-vis immigration enforcement. In the State of New York, it’s basically the opposite. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently told law enforcement officials that they may not ask about people’s immigration status during contacts. At least one sheriff

Body Armor Debate

Via The Lowell Sun: Dracut (Mass.) — Police Chief Peter Bartlett looked down at a ballistic vest meant to protect his officers while on patrol. The dark vest, also known as an external carrier, is worn outside officers’ uniforms and comes with different pouches for magazines and handcuffs.   As part of a partnership with

Cops’ Records Sealed

Via The New York Times: The administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio has steadily expanded the city’s interpretation of a state law that bars public disclosure of the personnel records of police officers, firefighters, and corrections officers.   The issue reached a boiling point last year when the Police Department stopped providing disciplinary records to

VIDEO: You’re Not My Boss

Ed. note: What part of “illegal” don’t these people understand? And yes, we’re talking about the federal government. Via KGW.com: PORTLAND, Ore. – Following U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Portland speech decrying sanctuary cities, Multnomah County Sheriff Mike Reese tweeted his support of the county and city’s policies regarding illegal immigrants.   “Our community is

Suspected Murderer in Custody

Via The Associated Press: The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the

Car Attack Defense

Via NPR: You might know it as a garbage truck.   But to police departments around the country, it has become a cutting-edge tool in law enforcement.   “More and more, we’re seeing attacks both in the U.S. and abroad where vehicles are utilized,” says Daniel Linskey, a retired Boston Police Department superintendent in chief

Nurse Cops Slammed

Via The Salt Lake Tribune: An internal affairs investigation into two Salt Lake City police officers involved in the arrest of a University Hospital nurse has found several department policies were violated during the July 26 confrontation.   Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski announced the investigation findings Wednesday in a news conference at City