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  • WHAT IT IS TO ME

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    batmanso5
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Brothers on my left, Sisters on my right, Blue as far as the eye can see…. That’s what the Thin Blue Line is to me! From that line there comes a light For all the world to see. It shines bright in the night And lets the people sleep In their homes happily. That line wraps around it’s community Standing fast for what may come. Bending and shifting, Working to get the job done. Through snow and rain, Pain and death, That light never fades. Warriors who stand the test of time Keeping your family in it’s mind. That line is human Just like you and me. We stand our ground.
  • Miracle at Sea: 25 Survive Navy Chopper Crash in Gulf of Aden

    PoliceLink
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:43 pm
  • LAPD Releases Names of Officers Involved in August 11 Shooting

    POLICE Magazine
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, LAPD officials on Thursday released the names of the two officers involved in the deadly incident.The department identified the officers who shot Ezell Ford Jr. on Aug. 11 as Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who are assigned to the Newton Division gang enforcement detail, reports The Los Angeles Times.The decision to release the names came after criticism from South L.A. residents and others who said soon after the shooting that the department should publicly identify the officers. LAPD officials,…
  • Stockpile of weapons, body armor found at home after fatal Wash. shootout

    PoliceOne Daily News
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    By Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Seattle police said they found a stockpile of weapons and body armor in the home of a Queen Anne man who was fatally shot by police Saturday night after he fired on officers. Police said they were called to the residence in the 300 block of West Prospect Street, which is one of many large, nicely landscaped houses on the street overlooking Elliott Bay, around 10:30p.m. on Saturday after receiving reports of gunfire. As officers arrived at the home, they heard additional gunfire and saw a man brandishing a weapon, police said. Police say…
  • Sept. 11 Memorial Open to Public on Anniversary

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    BCarey
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Plaza will be closed during ceremony but open in the evening to public. In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, the Tribute in Light rises into the night sky during a test in New York. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be closed to the public during the September 11 commemoration ceremony and much of the rest of the day, but it will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight for anyone who wants a close up view of the Tribute in Light. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  
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  • WHAT IT IS TO ME

    batmanso5
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:39 am
    Brothers on my left, Sisters on my right, Blue as far as the eye can see…. That’s what the Thin Blue Line is to me! From that line there comes a light For all the world to see. It shines bright in the night And lets the people sleep In their homes happily. That line wraps around it’s community Standing fast for what may come. Bending and shifting, Working to get the job done. Through snow and rain, Pain and death, That light never fades. Warriors who stand the test of time Keeping your family in it’s mind. That line is human Just like you and me. We stand our ground.
  • In Memoriam: Constable Cleveland “Cleve” Johnson

    Patrick Sharkey
    30 Aug 2014 | 5:17 am
    Justice of the Peace, Kay McNutt of Titus County, Texas sadly reports the death of Precinct 2 Constable Cleveland Johnson.    Constable Johnson, 57, was killed in a single vehicle traffic crash two miles east of Highway 67. Texas State Department of Public Safety Troopers are conducting the investigation.  Troopers report that Johnson’s vehicle left the roadway and struck a large cement driveway culvert crumpling the front of the patrol car.   He had to be extricated from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. There were no skid marks on the roadway or evidence of…
  • They Live Among Us

    robert_cubby
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:37 am
    As we debate the situations in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York, I hope that law enforcement is keeping an eye on the calendar as September approaches. ISIS has made it plain that they plan to fly their flag over the White House and that we will be wading through blood of their victims here in the USA. Terrorists love anniversaries and September 11 is looming ever closer. They like to strike on anniversaries. Witness the Benghazi attacks 9/11. We always ask the public to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police. Without more to go on, police officers don’t…
  • In Memoriam – K9 Kye

    Patrick Sharkey
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:01 am
    Chief Bill Citty of the Oklahoma City Police Department has reported that K9 Kye died as a result of stab wounds. Officers of the Oklahoma City Police Department received a report of a burglary at a local business.  As officers arrived, they observed the suspect exit the business and flee in a vehicle.  A high speed pursuit followed with Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers assisting.  The pursuit lasted over 30 minutes on I-35.  The suspect lost control of his vehicle as he was attempting to exit the freeway due to a PIT maneuver and crashed near the Goldsby exit. Following a vehicle crash,…
  • In Memoriam – Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi

    Patrick Sharkey
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:36 am
    Superintendent James Tuller of the Puerto Rico Police Department sadly reports the death of Agent Geniel Amaro-Fantauzzi. Agent Amaro-Fantauzzi, 35, was shot several times during a drug investigation and raid at the April Gardens Public Housing Community in Las Piedras.  Agent Amaro-Fantauzzi was a member of the Humaco Drug Division.  He and 4 other officers were attempting to gain entry into an apartment when the shooting occurred.  A second officer was wounded by gunfire, but he is expected to make a full recovery. The suspect, William Vazquez Tirado, was taken into custody and charged…
 
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  • LAPD Releases Names of Officers Involved in August 11 Shooting

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:52 am
    More than two weeks after the police shooting of a mentally ill man in South Los Angeles, LAPD officials on Thursday released the names of the two officers involved in the deadly incident.The department identified the officers who shot Ezell Ford Jr. on Aug. 11 as Sharlton Wampler and Antonio Villegas, who are assigned to the Newton Division gang enforcement detail, reports The Los Angeles Times.The decision to release the names came after criticism from South L.A. residents and others who said soon after the shooting that the department should publicly identify the officers. LAPD officials,…
  • Ferguson Police Begin Using Body-worn Cameras

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:30 am
    Police officers in Ferguson, Mo., began wearing body cameras on Saturday as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier by a city officer that left a teenager dead.Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson said his department was given about 50 body cameras by two companies, Safety Visions and Digital Ally, about a week ago, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. The companies donated the body cameras after the fatal shooting on Aug. 9 of Michael Brown Jr. by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson.Company representatives were at the police department on Saturday…
  • Weapons, Body Armor Found at Seattle Home After Fatal Shooting

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:19 am
     Seattle police said they found a stockpile of weapons and body armor in the home of a man who was fatally shot by police Saturday night after he fired on officers.Police said they were called to the residence in the 300 block of West Prospect Street, around 10:30 p.m. on Saturday after receiving reports of gunfire.As officers arrived at the home, they heard additional gunfire and saw a man brandishing a weapon, police told the Seattle Times.Tactical officers, who had taken positions near the front of the house, shot the man, police said. The wounded man crawled back into his…
  • Video: Kentucky Deputy Shoots Driver Backing into Him

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:08 am
    VIDEO: Kentucky Deputy Shoots Driver Backing Into HimPolice say a Muhlenberg County (Ky.) Sheriff's Deputy was involved in a shooting when he tried to make a traffic stop in the parking lot of O'Reilly Auto Parts in Central City.Investigators said the driver of the pulled over vehicle put his car in reverse when the deputy got out of his car, trying to pin him. Kentucky State Police said the deputy fired his gun hitting the driver multiple times.A woman in the car was also taken to the hospital for glass cuts but has been released. The condition of the driver hasn't been released.The deputy…
  • Blue Porch Lights Show Support for Wounded Officer in California

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    Ever since San Bernardino police Officer Gabriel Garcia was shot in the head last week and hospitalized in critical condition, residents and others from out of state have been lighting their porches blue at night in support of Garcia and his colleagues at the San Bernardino Police Department.“Obviously, officers like to know that they’re supported,” Police Department spokesman Rich Lawhead told The Sun. “Sometimes they don’t necessarily know how much they are supported ... but when they see a blue light like that, it is kind of a booster.”Since…
 
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  • Stockpile of weapons, body armor found at home after fatal Wash. shootout

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    By Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Seattle police said they found a stockpile of weapons and body armor in the home of a Queen Anne man who was fatally shot by police Saturday night after he fired on officers. Police said they were called to the residence in the 300 block of West Prospect Street, which is one of many large, nicely landscaped houses on the street overlooking Elliott Bay, around 10:30p.m. on Saturday after receiving reports of gunfire. As officers arrived at the home, they heard additional gunfire and saw a man brandishing a weapon, police said. Police say…
  • Ga. cop shot during disturbance call

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:31 am
    By PoliceOne Staff ATHENS, Ga. — An officer responding to a domestic disturbance call was shot as the suspect involved was trying to grab the officer’s gun Sunday morning. According to an Athens Police press release, 28-year -old James M. Marcantonio was banging on the door of an apartment and attempting to gain entrance, prompting the resident to call police. As an officer arrived and confronted the suspect, Marcantonio became combative and struggled with the officer. Witnesses told police Marcantonio attempted to take the officer's weapon, and the officer was shot once.
  • Officer, gunman wounded after Brooklyn shootout

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    By PoliceOne Staff BROOKLYN — An officer and a gunman are being treated for gunshot wounds following a shootout early Sunday morning in Brooklyn. Plainclothes officers approached a man after seeing the suspect adjust his waistband, as if carrying a firearm. As police approached, according to the New York Times, the suspect, later identified as Naim Owens, took off running. He approached two more officers on foot patrol and opened fire, hitting Officer John Hirschberger, 28, in the thigh. Other officers returned fire, striking Owens twice in the back, according to the report. Owens was…
  • Calif. police arrest federal agent for brandishing gun, attempted kidnapping

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:05 am
    Associated Press BURBANK, Calif. — Police say an apparently drunk man arrested after allegedly brandishing a gun on a Burbank street is a federal agent. According to a police statement, officers responded early Wednesday after someone reported being approached by a very drunk man who pulled out a handgun. The armed man directed the victim to follow him. The victim managed to run off and the armed suspect was found by police less than a mile away. Police say Andrew Leconte was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and brandishing a firearm. Investigators later learned that Leconte is an…
  • Ferguson police start wearing body cameras

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:57 am
    Associated Press FERGUSON, Mo. — Police in the St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed an unarmed 18-year-old have started wearing body cameras. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch report that Ferguson police bsegan wearing the cameras Saturday. Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson told the newspaper officers had the devices on during a protest march Saturday. The march marked the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson officer Darren Wilson. Jackson said the department was given about 50 body cameras by two companies about a week ago. Company representatives offered…
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  • Sept. 11 Memorial Open to Public on Anniversary

    BCarey
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:45 am
    Plaza will be closed during ceremony but open in the evening to public. In this Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, the Tribute in Light rises into the night sky during a test in New York. The National September 11 Memorial and Museum will be closed to the public during the September 11 commemoration ceremony and much of the rest of the day, but it will be open from 6 p.m. to midnight for anyone who wants a close up view of the Tribute in Light. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)  
  • Excessive Force Lawsuit Filed in Wake of Ferguson Protests

    BCarey
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    Ferguson and St. Louis County chiefs among those named in federal lawsuit. Malik Z. Shabazz, president and founder of Black Lawyers for Justice based in Washington, D.C., holds a news conference in front of the federal courthouse in St. Louis on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 where he announced the details of a $40 million lawsuit his organization filed against police and the governments of Ferguson and St. Louis County. The lawsuit alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the…
  • Teamwork Helps Outfit California Police Department

    BCarey
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:56 am
    Research and testing helps Fountain Valley provide officers with needed tools.
  • Chattanooga Police Aim to Improve Relations with Latino Community

    BCarey
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:50 am
    Department invests in multiple efforts to reconnect with citizens.
  • New K9 Joins Abilene Police Department

    BCarey
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:17 am
    Dutch shepherd is latest addition to department.
 
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  • Small Town, Big Corruption

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Inside the case of a public corruption ring in a small Texas town, where several members of the same family—all local government officials—were recently sentenced for using their positions to exact bribes and kickbacks from city and school district service providers.
  • Investment Fraudster Who Targeted Medical Professionals Pleads Guilty

    26 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    A California man admitted duping more than 75 doctors and dentists from around the country into shelling out more than two million dollars for him to “invest” in companies involved in researching and developing emerging medical technologies.
  • Millions of FBI Files Digitized in Modernization Push

    22 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    The era of sliding drawers full of aging FBI files is drawing to a close. Millions of fingerprint cards, criminal history folders, and civil identity files that once filled rows upon rows of cabinets—and expansive warehouses—have been methodically converted into ones and zeroes.
  • Counterfeit Goods Smuggling Ring Dismantled

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    When Ning Guo was sentenced to prison earlier this year, it marked one of the final chapters in a massive international counterfeit goods smuggling case—one of the largest ever charged by the Department of Justice—in which criminals attempted to flood the U.S. market with bogus cigarettes, handbags, and sneakers from China that would have been worth $300 million on the retail market.
  • Health Care Fraud Enterprise Dismantled

    15 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    It was a combination health care fraud and drug distribution scheme on a massive scale. It involved 26 Michigan pharmacies, nine doctors, and two health care agencies. There were bribes and kickbacks aplenty and thousands of illegal doses of sought-after drugs like oxycodone and hydrocodone. And fraudulent billings to Medicare and Medicaid totaled more than $60 million, not to mention additional amounts to private insurers. But, when all was said and done, a prolific criminal enterprise was completely dismantled.
 
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  • Attorney General Holder Visits Ferguson, Missouri

    The Department of Justice
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    This post appears courtesy of Attorney General Eric Holder To see a photo gallery of Attorney General Holder’s trip to Ferguson, click here. Attorney General Eric Holder speaks with community members at Drake’s Place restaurant. On Wednesday, I visited Ferguson, Missouri, to be briefed on the ongoing federal civil rights investigation into the August 9 […]
  • Protecting Borrowers from Credit Discrimination in All Forms

    The Department of Justice
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    This post appears courtesy of Greg Friel, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights The Department of Justice has worked vigorously and effectively to protect American consumers, ensure fair treatment for struggling borrowers, and seek justice for victims of discriminatory lending practices.  The Civil Rights Division’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section and its Fair Lending […]
  • Celebrating 24 Years of the ADA – Keeping School Doors Open to All

    The Department of Justice
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:25 pm
    This post appears courtesy of Eve Hill, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Victor Hugo wrote, “He who opens a school door, closes a prison.”  The Civil Rights Division enforces federal civil rights laws to keep school doors open to all students and prevent discrimination on the basis of disability.  The Civil Rights Division […]
  • Celebrating Enforcement of the ADA: An Anniversary Week Blog

    The Department of Justice
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    “The Department of Justice is working towards a future in which all the doors are open – to equality of opportunity, to independent living, to integration and to economic self-sufficiency – for everyone, including people with disabilities.”  Eric Holder, Attorney General  People with disabilities have long faced barriers to full participation in society.  For the […]
  • Celebrating 24 Years of the ADA – Gateway to the Community

    The Department of Justice
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    This post appears courtesy of Eve Hill, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights TUESDAY:  Gateway to the Community This week, in honor of the 24th anniversary of the ADA, we recognize and celebrate the different doorways that the ADA is opening up to people with disabilities.  Today, we highlight the ADA as a doorway […]
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  • NTOA Board of Director Elections - Nomination deadline Aug. 31!

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Nominations for 3-year term directors in each region are accepted each year from August 1 to September 1. Nominations must be submitted in written form and include a one-page resume. Mail nominations to NTOA, PO Box 797, Doylestown, PA 18901, or email nomination documents as an attachment to Executive Director Mark Lomax at mark.lomax@ntoa.org. Online voting begins on Oct. 1 and runs through Nov. 3 at 1700 EST. NOTE: In order to be eligible to vote in our elections, you must become an "individual" member of NTOA. Map of States by Region Qualifications of Directors: 1.   Be at least…
  • NTOA introduces Night Vision Operators Course

    13 Jun 2014 | 11:26 am
    NTOA's new two-day Night Vision Operators course provides a strong foundation for the use of night vision equipment and its role in law enforcement tactical operations. Through classroom discussions, practical exercises, live-fire range drills and scenario-based exercises using marking rounds, we will cover a systematic approach to equipment selection, its use and benefits, as well as its limitations and operational considerations. Upon completion, students will understand the nomenclature, function and operation of various night vision monoculars, goggles and binoculars as well as…
  • Team Grants Now Available

    19 May 2014 | 9:22 am
    We are pleased to offer our new grants to teams who are members of NTOA. This program provides lifesaving equipment to teams in need. Tell us why your team deserves this grant in a compelling narrative. Application deadline: August 15, 2014.   Current grants offered and online application: TASER X2, TASER X26P and TASER AXON Flex. All applicants are required to have a valid NTOA Team Membership to be eligible for grant programs. If non-member teams wish to apply, they must first obtain a team membership with NTOA. Memberships must be processed 10-15 days prior to grant closing date.
  • Now Available in our Bookstore - Rulers of the Night - Volume II

    3 Apr 2014 | 10:49 am
    NTOA is offering a limited quantity of Rulers of the Night, Volume II, an exceptional book which continues the comprehensive, storied 50-year (1958-2008) history of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Enforcement Detail (SED) and its successor, the Special Enforcement Bureau (SEB). This edition will be sold exclusively to NTOA members. All books are signed and numbered by the compiler and author, John Kolman. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a comprehensive chronicle of one of the most respected and experienced tactical units in the United States. If you did…
  • Hostage Survival Probability Model: A Survey

    12 Mar 2014 | 10:21 am
    The National Tactical Officers Association, in cooperation with The Justice Academy and the California Association of Tactical Officers, is conducting an ongoing study to identify those factors and influences that affect a hostage’s chances of survival. It is believed that this groundbreaking study will provide clues that can be used by tactical commanders to make reliable decisions for courses of action that will enhance the likelihood for a hostage to survive the encounter. Your voluntary participation in this study is vital to collect sufficient data to provide statistically reliable…
 
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