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  • Don't be the eyes and ears for bad guys - 'Tweet Smart,' say police

    IACP - Items of Interest
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:58 am
  • Stress and children of the badge

    American Police Beat Magazine | Law Enforcement Publication
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Law enforcement children can develop traumatic stress vicariously by watching and listening to their parents who are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. According to a 2002 study led by Rudy Arredondo, this exposure can cause symptoms such as hyper-arousal, intrusive thoughts, eating disorders and aggressive agitated behaviors. Children can even share the same memories or re-enact their parents’ trauma just by knowing that a traumatic event was experienced by the parent.
  • In Memoriam: Officer Scott Patrick

    Law Enforcement Today
    Patrick Sharkey
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Chief Michael Aschenbrener of the Mendota Heights Police Department in Minnesota sadly reports that Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Patrick, 47, reportedly stopped a green Pontiac for a minor traffic violation at about 12:20 pm on Dodd Road.  Officer Patrick was standing next to his patrol vehicle talking with the driver when he was suddenly shot. Witnesses stated that they heard three gunshots and then saw Patrick fall to the ground.  An off duty nurse ran to the officer’s aid and commenced CPR immediately after the shooting.  Unofficial reports…
  • Iredell Co. deputies surround dump truck following chase

    PoliceLink
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:50 pm
  • New Jersey Detective Acquitted of Murder in Maryland Road Rage Incident

    POLICE Magazine
    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    A New Jersey detective was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree murder charges in the shooting of a driver in a case of road rage in Maryland.Jurors in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court also found Joseph Walker not guilty of all other charges, including second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and firearms offenses.Walker, 41, an investigator for the Hudson County, N.J., prosecutor's office, was arrested after fatally shooting Joseph Harvey of Landsdowne on June 8, 2013, in Annapolis.  Like this story? Want to know why tens of thousands of law enforcement people receive stories like…
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  • Stress and children of the badge

    7 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Law enforcement children can develop traumatic stress vicariously by watching and listening to their parents who are experiencing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. According to a 2002 study led by Rudy Arredondo, this exposure can cause symptoms such as hyper-arousal, intrusive thoughts, eating disorders and aggressive agitated behaviors. Children can even share the same memories or re-enact their parents’ trauma just by knowing that a traumatic event was experienced by the parent.
  • Blaming the cops just feels right

    27 May 2014 | 8:57 am
    The media loves a good mass shooting like Elliot Rodger’s recent killing spree. Not only does it guarantee ratings- it’s also opportunity to blame police officers for our national mental health treatment crisis. Consider this opening line from an article posted by ABC News: “In the weeks and months leading to Friday's killing spree in Santa Barbara, local law enforcement confirmed they had interacted with the alleged killer multiple times. The news that police had spoken with Elliot Rodger before his alleged killing spree, which injured 13 and killed seven including Rodger,…
  • Critical Information For Injured Officers Applying For Disability Retirement Benefits

    25 May 2014 | 7:33 am
    Police officers put their lives on the line every day. They’d like support while performing their duties, but most would settle for simply being treated fairly. When it comes to disability retirement benefits, that’s not the case in what seems to be a growing number of instances. In recent years, states and municipalities, faced with budgetary constraints and other issues, have become less likely to grant benefits -- especially line of duty or “Accident Disability” pensions -- to worthy applicants. This has left many deserving retirees without the means to support…
  • The Perforated Cross - A true story

    12 Nov 2013 | 9:14 am
    The date was May 15th, 1977 when my life changed forever. I was a police officer with the Burbank Police Department in California. Working a special burglary suppression detail in plain clothes, I was driving an unmarked police vehicle. We had been experiencing numerous business burglaries in the Magnolia Park area of Burbank. I was patrolling the alleys behind the businesses, when I felt ill. It was five o'clock in the morning so I drove to the Police Department to request a few hours off. While standing in the Watch Commander's office an alert tone sounded. The alert was dispatched as…
 
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    Law Enforcement Today

  • In Memoriam: Officer Scott Patrick

    Patrick Sharkey
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:09 am
    Chief Michael Aschenbrener of the Mendota Heights Police Department in Minnesota sadly reports that Officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed during a traffic stop. Patrick, 47, reportedly stopped a green Pontiac for a minor traffic violation at about 12:20 pm on Dodd Road.  Officer Patrick was standing next to his patrol vehicle talking with the driver when he was suddenly shot. Witnesses stated that they heard three gunshots and then saw Patrick fall to the ground.  An off duty nurse ran to the officer’s aid and commenced CPR immediately after the shooting.  Unofficial reports…
  • I F$%&ING HATE PEOPLE!

    Pat Welsh
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:09 am
    Whoa, where did that come from? Have you ever heard a fellow officer say that? Have you ever said it yourself? If so, this article is for you. Yes, you. Over my 26-year career I heard these words uttered more than once. Like many, I remained silent and walked away or went about doing my paperwork. I must admit, I am ashamed I didn’t speak up. You see, this attitude is killing police departments across the country. We have no one to blame but ourselves. I understand the attitude, I just don’t condone it. As we read almost daily of a fallen brother or sister in blue, it seems natural to…
  • In the Crosshairs of Controversy

    jimmcneff
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    I am grateful for the wonderful professionals who have chosen a career in law enforcement. Ours is one of the most difficult professions made more complicated by a changing culture that expects perfection from imperfect people working in high stress and dangerous situations. Integrity is in short supply across America so your character counts more than you might imagine. We live in difficult times, but every generation has their unique challenges. Here are some impediments that make our profession all the more necessary. Whether the lists qualify as philosophical examination or paradoxical…
  • Murderer of Retired Police Officer Frank Goggan Captured

    robert_cubby
    28 Jul 2014 | 7:03 am
    The murderer of retired PO Frank Goggan, formerly of the Jersey City Police Department, was captured in Waynesboro, Georgia on July 24, after an exhaustive two-year investigation into the crime.  Due to the combined efforts of the FBI, Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Jersey City Police, this case was finally solved and the murderer captured. Frank retired from JCPD in 1994 and remained a resident of the city in his home in the Greenville neighborhood. On March 1, 2012, concerned neighbors called the police when they hadn’t seen Frank for several days. Police found Frank beaten…
  • The Voice of a Christian LEO is Needed in Law Enforcement

    Gene Hall
    27 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    In Romans 13, God provides a commission police officers.  Psalm 82:3-4 tells us to, “Defend the poor and fatherless; Do justice to the afflicted and needy.  Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked” This goes hand-in-hand of the police motto  “To Protect and Serve”.  After 30 years, I can tell you that a lot of time is involved in dealing with a very diverse society which includes the homeless and panhandlers, who have a variety of problems. Added to this factor are mental health issues, alcoholism, age, and veterans with transitional problems and PTSD.
 
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  • New Jersey Detective Acquitted of Murder in Maryland Road Rage Incident

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    A New Jersey detective was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree murder charges in the shooting of a driver in a case of road rage in Maryland.Jurors in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court also found Joseph Walker not guilty of all other charges, including second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and firearms offenses.Walker, 41, an investigator for the Hudson County, N.J., prosecutor's office, was arrested after fatally shooting Joseph Harvey of Landsdowne on June 8, 2013, in Annapolis.  Like this story? Want to know why tens of thousands of law enforcement people receive stories like…
  • Woman Ticketed for Speeding Writes Thank You Note to Idaho Trooper

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Tana Baumler was attending a wedding in Idaho Falls. Like most people on vacation she got a little behind schedule and tried to get to Yellowstone National Park with her husband and two granddaughters.She was caught by Trooper Mike Nielson going almost 95 mph in a 75 mph zone on Interstate 15, KBOI TV reports. Baumler was so moved by the trooper's professionalism and kindness, she just had to say thank you. On Wednesday, ISP shared a thank-you note from Tana that she wrote last week. "He was giving the kids stickers, and little sheriff badges -- he was just really nice to them," said…
  • Video: Ohio Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Fatal Accident

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    VIDEO: Ohio Vehicle Pursuit Ends in Fatal AccidentThe Lima (Ohio) Police Department released dashcam video Wednesday from a pursuit early last Friday morning that led to the death of a 21-year-old Lima man.Lima Police Department Major Chip Protsman released the video today at the request of The Lima News. Police officials were hesitant to release the footage earlier in the week, saying that it fell under an exception to the state’s open records law concerning active investigations. However, the department decided otherwise after consulting prosecutors.“It’s still an ongoing…
  • Philly Narcotics Officers Face 26 Counts of Shaking Down Drug Dealers

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Philadelphia officers Thomas Liciardello, Brian Reynolds, Michael Spicer, Perry Betts, Linwood Norman and John Speiser were arrested yesterday as the U.S. Attorney's Office unveiled a 26-count indictment against the former members of the Philadelphia Police Department's Narcotics Field Unit.Zane David Memeger, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, said the disgraced cops allegedly stole $500,000 worth of cash, personal belongings and drugs from suspected drug dealers between February 2006 and November 2012 - and then forged police records to cover their tracks.When the rogue…
  • Three North Carolina Deputies Wounded, One Critically in Former Soldier's Rampage

    31 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    A former soldier shot and killed his father-in-law and a 10-year-old boy and wounded three officers after a domestic dispute set off waves of gunfire at a mobile home park outside of Fayetteville, N.C., Wednesday, authorities say.Andrew Michaelis, 41, was later shot to death during a shootout with officers in a residential neighborhood, Cumberland County Sheriff Moose Butler told the Fayetteville Observer.Michaelis reportedly made laps around Crystal Springs Mobile Home Park in a white Chevrolet S-10 pickup as he reloaded what Butler said was an AR-15 and emptied 30-round magazines into a New…
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  • Tributes honor Minn. officer slain during traffic stop

    31 Jul 2014 | 11:21 am
    By Kelly Smith and Libor Jany Star Tribune MENDOTA HEIGHTS, Minn. — In the hours after Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick was killed Wednesday, tributes poured in from across Minnesota from fellow police officers and the many strangers he helped. They remembered Patrick, 47, not just for his decades of law enforcement service, but his determination to go above and beyond in no situation too small — whether it was to banter with employees at a Mendota Heights gas station he often stopped in or the 17-year-old he visited in the hospital days after she was hit by a car. "He…
  • FBI agent opens fire during suspected kidnapping

    31 Jul 2014 | 9:15 am
    By Robert J. Lopez Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — An FBI agent shot at a man in Canoga Park after it appeared that he was trying to kidnap a woman and force her into his car, law enforcement authorities said late Wednesday. The man left the scene and led officers on a high-speed chase across the San Fernando Valley and into Malibu, where he was on a hillside overlooking the ocean Wednesday night as officers mobilized below. The man was taken into custody about 9 p.m. and could be seen with officers near patrol cars on Pacific Coast Highway, television news footage showed. The man was…
  • Seattle PD investigates cop who wrote 80 percent of pot tickets

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:46 am
    By Steve Miletich and Jennifer Sullivan The Seattle Times SEATTLE — Seattle police are investigating the conduct of a veteran officer who has written about 80 percent of the tickets for using marijuana in public this year, including some that referred to City Attorney Pete Holmes, a strong advocate of pot legalization, as "Petey Holmes." In addition, the officer indicated he used a coin toss in one instance to decide who would be cited, new Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole said in a statement posted on the department's news website Wednesday evening. O'Toole did not…
  • Photo: Ax smashes through windshield on highway

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:41 am
    Associated Press TOPSFIELD, Mass. — It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car. Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car's dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield. Police say the car's passenger was "shaken up" but not hurt. The truck driver, from Peabody, Massachusetts, was cited…
  • Detective acquitted in fatal Md. road-rage shooting

    31 Jul 2014 | 8:35 am
    Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A New Jersey detective was acquitted Wednesday of first-degree murder and other charges in the shooting of a driver during a case of road rage in Maryland. Jurors in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court also found Joseph Walker not guilty of all other charges, including second-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter and firearms offenses. Walker, 41, an investigator for the Hudson County, New Jersey, prosecutor's office, was arrested after fatally shooting Joseph Harvey of Landsdowne on June 8, 2013, in Annapolis. The jury deliberated for about six hours…
 
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  • CEO Wounded in Chicago High-Rise Shooting

    BCarey
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Gunman is dead from self-inflicted wound after struggle. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and Chicago police are seen outside a downtown high-rise office building following a shooting inside the building Thursday, July 31, 2014, in Chicago. Police said a demoted worker shot and critically injured his company's CEO before fatally shooting himself. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
  • Minnesota Officer Killed During Traffic Stop

    BCarey
    31 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    19-year veteran is Mendota Heights’ first line of duty death. Gail Krull of West St. Paul, Minn. a niece of Mendota Heights, Minn. Police Officer Scott Patrick, cries as she lays a bouquet of roses on a makeshift memorial during a candlelight vigil at the location where Patrick was shot and killed in West St. Paul, Minn. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Officer Patrick was killed while performing a traffic stop on Dodd Road near Smith Avenue earlier on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Pioneer Press, John Autey)
  • Six Philadelphia Narcotics Officers Indicted

    BCarey
    30 Jul 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Officers allegedly robbed drug dealers of cash and drugs. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, left, speaks as FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Edward Hanko, center and United States Attorney Zane David Memeger, right, listen during a news conference Wednesday, July 30, 2014, in Philadelphia. Six Philadelphia narcotics officers have been indicted on charges they spent years shaking down drug dealers, using gangland tactics to rob them of cash and drugs, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
  • Three North Carolina Deputies Wounded in Shootout

    BCarey
    30 Jul 2014 | 10:15 am
    Details developing on how three other people died. A door is riddled with bullet holes at a home where two people were killed in Fayetteville, N.C., on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Three people, including the shooter, were killed, and at least three officers were injured. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)
  • Justice Department Sues Pennsylvania State Police over Fitness Test

    BCarey
    30 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    One of the nation’s largest departments allegedly discriminates against women.
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  • FBI Top Ten Fugitive Returned to U.S.

    30 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Top Ten Fugitive Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara was returned to Lake Charles, Louisiana, this morning following his surrender to authorities in Mexico. Guevara has been the subject of a manhunt since 2008, when he allegedly murdered a 26-year-old woman in the presence of her 4-year-old stepson
  • The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 4

    29 Jul 2014 | 7:45 am
    The Central American Community Impact Exchange program (CACIE) recently conducted a training class for law enforcement and community leaders from six Central American countries and the U.S. aimed at exposing participants to community-based prevention programs that work so they might be implemented in other places. That deterrence approach—keeping young people from being recruited by gangs—is a fundamental goal of CACIE.
  • The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 3

    25 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    Although not technically members of the Central American Community Impact Exchange program (CACIE), the four interpreters from our Language Services Section who recently took part in the two-week session were instrumental to the group’s success, ensuring that the police officers, pastors, social workers, and community activists from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, and the U.S. were all on the same page.
  • The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 2

    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Our series continues on the Central American Community Impact Exchange (CACIE) program, which aims to bring law enforcement and community groups together to develop programs that keep youths from being recruited by gangs. For that concept to work, the 22 CACIE participants from Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, and the U.S must develop strong relationships so that when the two-week class is completed, lasting partnerships can be formed.
  • The Transnational Gang Threat, Part 1

    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    FBI.gov recently accompanied a group of 22 community leaders and law enforcement officers from the U.S. and six Central American countries as they took part in CACIE—the Central American Community Impact Exchange program—an innovative training program whose mission is to deter young people from joining violent transnational gangs.
 
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  • Celebrating 24 Years of the ADA – Keeping School Doors Open to All

    ghornedo
    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 […]
  • Shared Struggles, Shared Successes: Working at the Intersection of LGBTI and Disability Rights

    The Department of Justice
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    This post is courtesy of the Civil Rights Division  During LGBTI Pride Month, advocates, scholars, authors and artists joined officials from across the government at the White House Forum on LGBTI & Disability Issues.  This first-of-its-kind event focused on intersections between the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) and disability communities, and was attended […]
  • Helping Civil Legal Aid Attorneys Identify and Respond to Elder Abuse

    The Department of Justice
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    This blog is courtesy of Meg Morrow, an attorney advisor for the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC).  Ms. Morrow manages OVC’s efforts to respond to elder abuse. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) joins with other components within the Department of Justice to acknowledge the prevalence of elder abuse in the United States […]
 
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  • 10th International Symposium of Best Police Practices to be held in Dubai - March 2015

    16 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The Dubai Police presents their 10th International Symposium of Best Police Practices in Dubai, the United Arab Emerites, in March 2015. This event gathers police professionals and experts from around the globe to exchange knowledge and best practices on different aspects of modern policing. The symposium will focus mainly on innovation and smart applications in policing and will bring together speakers of professional standing representing police forces worldwide to share their experience and to present innovative and thought provoking papers and workshops on a range topics relating police…
  • 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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