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New York Officer Helps Save Life of Suicidal Man on Second Day on the Job

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:25
Officers John Zonneveld and Angela Acierno responded to a call in which a man was threatening to jump from a freeway overpass. At the time, Zonneveld was training Acierno, who was on her second day on the job.
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Small Town in Maine Faces Question of Disbanding Police Department

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:24
The small coastal town of Gouldsboro will vote in June on whether or not to disband its Police Department.
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Legally Blind Man Helps Texas Officers Apprehend Armed Suspect

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:22
Officers Matthew Brazeal and David Woolbright had responded to a report of shots fired at a local bank. As the officers attempted to detain the subjects, a struggle ensued, and 57-year-old James Walker—who was leaving the bank with his service dog—leaped into the fray.
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Border Patrol to Carry 5th Generation Glocks

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 14:22
The contract calls for the replacement of existing .40-caliber duty handguns with 9mm Glock pistols by 2021.
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Motorola Solutions Updates CommandCentral Aware Software

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 13:57
To bring together and make sense of multiple data sources, Motorola Solutions has announced enhancements to CommandCentral Aware, its situational awareness application designed to provide one cohesive view of an incident as it unfolds.
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(Video) The Dangers of Traffic Stops

Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:47
LAPD Captain Greg Meyer (ret.) discusses some of the dangers to police officers present during traffic stops, and some of the tactics he teaches officers to help mitigate those dangers.
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CA Legislation to Change Lethal Force Justification Passes Committee Hearing

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:29
The bill’s main author, Assemblywoman Shirley Weber, D-San Diego, said AB 392 prevents “unnecessary deaths” by “clarifying law enforcement’s obligations.” Weber’s team said the legislation would push officers to rely on de-escalation techniques like verbal persuasion and crisis intervention methods instead of lethal force.
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LAPD to Dump Program that Uses Data to ID Likely Offenders

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 17:12
Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore plans to scrap a controversial program that uses data to identify individuals who are most likely to commit violent crimes, bowing to criticism included in an audit and by privacy groups.
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Wife of Slain CA Officer Slams Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris for Death Penalty Decision

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 16:57
Asked whether she regrets not speaking to the family before announcing the death penalty would not be sought, Harris said, "I did not ask for permission to make my decision."
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MA Police Argue Against Movement to Raise Age Limit for Juvenile Legal Status

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 16:36
If we raise the age to 19 or 20, then why not 21, 22, 23, 24 or even 25?” said Kyes, president of the Massachusetts Major City Police Chiefs Association. “It is a slippery slope.”
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Video: Police Union President Slams Portland City Council for Anti-Cop Sentiment

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 16:00
Turner said the reason PPB is understaffed is because of the "intense anti-police sentiment in our city, that city council seems to share."
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Woman Driving to Waffle House on Electric Shopping Cart Arrested by Police on TN Highway

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 15:42
Police say Sally Selby took an electric shopping cart from a local Walmart store early Friday morning and drove it down Highway 127 in the slow lane. Police pursued at very low speed.
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5 Colorado Teens Accused of Ambushing Officer with Chlorine Bomb

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 15:39
Officer Grahn and a civilian worked to clear the street when they were attacked with the chemical device. The gas reportedly caused the officer to lose consciousness.
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AmpliVox 360 Spin Images Enable Customers to Interact with Products Online

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 14:33
AmpliVox Sound Systems now has 360 spin images for many of its leading products, enabling customers to interact with products online almost as if they were actually holding the products to closely examine them. The new images let you spin the product around to see all different sides, and to zoom in on important features such as product controls.
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NRA National Police Shooting Championships Return To Mississippi This September

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 14:19
The Mississippi Highway Patrol/Mississippi Department of Public Safety and the National Rifle Association have announced that it will host the 2019 NRA National Police Shooting Championships at the Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers Training Academy in Pearl, MS, September 23-25, 2019.
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Code 3 Planning to Add Technology That Alerts Motorists to the Presence of Responding Police Vehicles to Its Line of Vehicle Lighting Solutions

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 14:03
By utilizing HAAS Alert technology, Code 3's lineup of vehicle lighting solutions–including its flagship Matrix system–will include the ability to send digital alerts to drivers whose vehicles are outfitted and active on the roadway.
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Blackhaw Releases New T-Series Duty Holster

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:38
The company says the T-Series is the next evolution of its Master Grip Principle for duty holsters with retention features. "The Master Grip Principle provides a critical benefit for users because it compliments intuition; the user will never have to re-learn how to use their equipment."
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Mexico City Police and Cape Announce Drone Integration Program to Improve Public Safety

Wed, 04/10/2019 - 13:09
As part of the program, drones equipped with the Cape Aerial Telepresence platform will be integrated into daily operations to improve aerial intelligence, including supporting security efforts at large public events like rallies, stadium productions, concerts, and other special events
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K-9 Units Compete in Desert Dog Trials

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 16:08
The Arizona Law Enforcement Canine Association in conjunction with the City of Scottsdale and the Scottsdale Police Department K-9 unit held the 2019 Desert Dog Police K9 Trials last weekend (April 6 and April 7) at Scottsdale Stadium.
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K-9 Units Compete in Desert Dog Trials

Tue, 04/09/2019 - 15:59
During the Trials, attendees watched as police, military, and government K-9 teams from Arizona and Mexico competed in a variety of field exercises. In addition, some of the competing teams gave demonstrations of their capabilities.
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