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  • The Badge

    Law Enforcement Today
    Guest Writer
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:37 am
    You leave home every morning With a badge upon your chest; You don’t know if today will be The day you’re put to the test. You’re surrounded every day By murderers, thugs, and gangs; Your every step is watched By someone wishing you would hang. They’ll lie to you and steal from you Every chance they get; The have nothing left to live for And they’ll kill you on a bet. They’ll kill each other too Whenever the chance comes up; Divided into gangs they know Sooner or later they’ll take that thrust. Every day your eyes are trained To watch these guys every…
  • Pennsylvania 9-1-1 Center Implements New World Software Solution

    POLICE Magazine
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The city of Bethlehem, Pa., will replace its dispatch and record-keeping system with software from New World.According to Bethlehem’s 9-1-1 Command Center Director Robert Haffner, New World’s Aegis Public Safety Software Solutions will:* Enable dispatch to save time and eliminate duplicate entry* Increase functionality and ease-of-use* Help rescue units respond faster and better serve the communityThe city selected New World because it needed a system capable of handling validation and separation between computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS) entries.
  • Report: Lawyers in city-funded group were in anti-cop video

    PoliceOne Daily News
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:03 pm
    By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — Two lawyers at a legal defense agency that receives $20 million in city funding participated in a music video that advocated the killing of police officers, city investigators said Thursday. The video called "Hands Up" includes images of guns held to a police officer's head and lyrics that say "a cop got to get killed." Two lawyers with the Bronx Defenders appear in the video, and scenes were filmed inside the nonprofit's offices. The producers also listed the agency as a sponsor. "I love the song!" one of…
  • ODMP: Alabama Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

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    BCarey
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Town Creek officer collapsed after placing juveniles into car. Town Creek Police Department, Patrolman Roger O'Dell (ODMP photo)
  • Dallas police post videos online to try to solve cold cases

    IACP - Items of Interest
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:36 am
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    Law Enforcement Today

  • The Badge

    Guest Writer
    29 Jan 2015 | 1:37 am
    You leave home every morning With a badge upon your chest; You don’t know if today will be The day you’re put to the test. You’re surrounded every day By murderers, thugs, and gangs; Your every step is watched By someone wishing you would hang. They’ll lie to you and steal from you Every chance they get; The have nothing left to live for And they’ll kill you on a bet. They’ll kill each other too Whenever the chance comes up; Divided into gangs they know Sooner or later they’ll take that thrust. Every day your eyes are trained To watch these guys every…
  • In Memoriam: Sergeant Charles “Kerry” Mitchum

    Patrick Sharkey
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Chief Chip Cason of the Loxley (Alabama) Police Department sadly reports the death of Sergeant Charles Mitchum. Sgt. Mitchum, 57, was involved in a single vehicle crash while he was en route to the Baldwin County Sheriff Department Office and Training Center. He was going to the firearms range when his patrol vehicle suddenly left the roadway and struck a tree. Sgt. Mitchum was flown to the University of Southern Alabama Medical Center for treatment of his injuries. He died later in the day. Officials later learned that he suffered from an emergency medical condition that caused him to lose…
  • Ideal Standard v Conscious Policing

    Eric Aguiar
    27 Jan 2015 | 4:36 am
    If you don’t explain why you do what you do, you will inevitably fall into the quagmire of perpetually having to explain why you did what you did. Such is reality. At least 90% of the turbulence in US law enforcements current affairs arguably could have been avoided if police and community leadership were more proactive. Both entities must lead from the front. Both LE leadership and community leadership must lead consciously. On one hand LE executives must proactively seek out the opportunity of educating the public by putting policing and police civilian encounter protocol in perspective…
  • Media Frenzy – Officer Safety Nightmare

    joshcrosby
    26 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    I am tired of reading news articles involving deadly use of force; the media is quick to point out the race of the officer, the race of the suspect, and whether or not the suspect had a weapon. The media machine is throwing gasoline on a fire in an attempt to further polarize this nation and build an “us against them” mentality between citizens and law enforcement. Law enforcement officers right now are on heightened alert because of compulsory and selfish factors in society.  Violence towards police is escalating; however the police are being pressured by community leaders and high…
  • In Memoriam: Constable David Wynn

    Patrick Sharkey
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:57 am
    RCMP Commissioner Robert Paulson sadly reported the death of Constable David Wynn this week. Constable Wynn, 42, along with his partner, Auxiliary Constable Derek Bond, 49, was investigating a stolen vehicle complaint at the Apex Casino in St. Albert early Saturday morning. The stolen vehicle was located in the casino parking lot. The constables went inside to review security tapes to identify the suspect. As the constables were leaving, they unexpectedly ran into the suspect. They recognized him from the videotapes and attempted to arrest him. A struggle ensued; the suspect broke away from…
 
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    POLICE Magazine

  • Pennsylvania 9-1-1 Center Implements New World Software Solution

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    The city of Bethlehem, Pa., will replace its dispatch and record-keeping system with software from New World.According to Bethlehem’s 9-1-1 Command Center Director Robert Haffner, New World’s Aegis Public Safety Software Solutions will:* Enable dispatch to save time and eliminate duplicate entry* Increase functionality and ease-of-use* Help rescue units respond faster and better serve the communityThe city selected New World because it needed a system capable of handling validation and separation between computer-aided dispatch (CAD) and records management system (RMS) entries.
  • Panasonic’s Rugged Toughbook 31 Now Offers Up to 18 Hours Battery Life – 27 Hours with Optional Second Battery

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Panasonic, an industry leader in reliable and innovative mobile computers since 1996, today announced updates to the Toughbook 31, its bestselling fully rugged laptop. The updated Toughbook 31 offers up to 18 hours1 of standard battery life – 27 hours1 with an optional second battery – as well as improved connectivity and significant performance boosts over the previous model. With its fully sealed design that delivers durability to meet MIL-STD-810G and IP65 specifications, including a six-foot drop rating2, the Toughbook 31 solidifies its position as the gold standard for…
  • Wiley X Introduces 3 New Eyewear Models for 2015

    29 Jan 2015 | 1:12 pm
    Wiley X, Inc. has expanded its premium sunglass line-up with three innovative new models for 2015.The new-for-2015 WX Tide joins the company’s exclusive Climate Control Series, designed to provide clear vision, comfort and serious protection for every outdoor activity. Like all Climate Control models, the newWX Tide is Rx-ready and features a patented removable, soft-foam Facial Cavity Seal that blocks out wind, debris and reflected light so wearers can focus on the task at hand, whether it’s fishing, boating, driving, riding or working. This new model is available in two…
  • Video: Shoving Match Erupts at St. Louis Police Board Hearing

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    VIDEO: Shoving Match Erupts at St. Louis Police Board HearingA shouting and shoving match erupted at St. Louis City Hall Wednesday during the first public hearing on a police oversight board.Proposed after the Aug. 9 shooting of black teenager Michael Brown by white Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the civilian panel would hear complaints about police actions, be able to review evidence from internal affairs investigations and evaluate police policies.For nearly an hour people peacefully took to the podium at the public safety committee meeting to tell aldermen why they were for or…
  • LAPD Under Fire for Arranging Meeting with Area Chiefs and Mexican Mafia Member

    29 Jan 2015 | 12:33 pm
    The president of the Los Angeles Police Commission called for an investigation late Wednesday into the decision to use LAPD resources to arrange a downtown meeting between a convicted ex-member of the Mexican Mafia, a group of business leaders and local police chiefs.From about noon until the evening, police secured a section of downtown L.A. near Spring and 6th streets, where the meeting took place. Unmarked sedans dropped off uniformed officers who filed into the building. Later, a bomb squad vehicle briefly stopped outside.It's a giant waste of public resources. I have all the obvious…
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    PoliceOne Daily News

  • Report: Lawyers in city-funded group were in anti-cop video

    29 Jan 2015 | 5:03 pm
    By Colleen Long Associated Press NEW YORK — Two lawyers at a legal defense agency that receives $20 million in city funding participated in a music video that advocated the killing of police officers, city investigators said Thursday. The video called "Hands Up" includes images of guns held to a police officer's head and lyrics that say "a cop got to get killed." Two lawyers with the Bronx Defenders appear in the video, and scenes were filmed inside the nonprofit's offices. The producers also listed the agency as a sponsor. "I love the song!" one of…
  • Are Hollywood portrayals of policing detrimental to effective policing in the real world?

    29 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Author: P1 CommunityA question posted recently on Quora asked, "Are Hollywood portrayals of policing detrimental to effective policing in the real world?" Two former police officers gave their opinions on the topic, below. Check them out and add your own thoughts in our comments section. Pat Alexander, Former Police Officer: Not sure about "detrimental," but it sure can be annoying. For example, people expect every case to include DNA testing with results within the hour. One aspect that used to make me shake my head was when some police TV show fan believed what they saw…
  • Pa. mounted patrol unit will get horse training with university grant

    29 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Author: P1 CommunityBy Precious Petty The Express-Times BETHLEHEM, Pa. — DeSales University has awarded a grant to the Bethlehem Police Department's mounted patrol unit, school officials announced. The $500 grant will be used to purchase "sensory obstacle aids used to desensitize police horses" during training, a news release says. The sensory obstacles include an inflatable sky puppet and flags that flap and make noise. "We constantly need new challenges that we can use in a controlled environment, before our horses face these situations on duty," Bethlehem…
  • Wanted man to Canada PD: See you Monday

    29 Jan 2015 | 11:54 am
    Author: P1 CommunityBy PoliceOne Staff ST. JOHN'S, Newfoundland — A man wanted by the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary turned himself in Monday – a day after he made the promise in a post to the department’s Facebook page. CBC News reports 29-year-old Rodney Constantine commented on the department’s post regarding his outstanding warrants. “See you Monday morn,” the fugitive wrote. "We're open 24/7/365," the department wrote back, according to MSN. Police were seeking Constantine on assault, breach of probation, breach of recognizance and…
  • Ala. officer dies of heart attack on call

    29 Jan 2015 | 10:54 am
    Author: P1 CommunityBy PoliceOne Staff TOWN CREEK, Ala. — An officer with the Town Creek Police Department died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack during a call. WHNT reports Officer Roger O'Dell collapsed after picking up two runaways at an apartment complex. One of the runaways called for help from dispatch via the officer’s cruiser radio, but O'Dell had died instantly. The officer is survived by his wife and four children.
 
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  • ODMP: Alabama Officer Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

    BCarey
    29 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Town Creek officer collapsed after placing juveniles into car. Town Creek Police Department, Patrolman Roger O'Dell (ODMP photo)
  • Irish Officer Shot While Vacationing in New Orleans

    BCarey
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:25 am
    Department struggles with increase in violent crime.
  • Philadelphia Officer Tries to Rescue Fire Victims

    BCarey
    29 Jan 2015 | 6:28 am
    Officer burned while trying to reach trapped residents.
  • National Sheriff’s Association Wants Traffic App Disabled

    BCarey
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Law enforcement group claims app puts officers’ lives at risk. This image taken from the the Waze app on an iPhone, in Washington, shows police at the scene on a map on the app. A sheriffs’ organization is broadening its concerns about the popular Waze mobile traffic app. Now it says a feature that lets drivers warn others about nearby police cruisers not only presents a threat to police safety from potential cop-killers, it also interferes with the ability to write speeding tickets. (AP Photo/Ted Bridis)
  • DEA Drops Gun Show, LPR Plan

    BCarey
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:39 am
    Agency chief says idea was never authorized. In this April 12, 2013 file photo, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Administrator Michelle Leonhart testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Leonhart says the agency never installed surveillance cameras to photograph vehicle license plates near gun shows. The idea was proposed in an internal DEA email as part of an effort to investigate gun-trafficking crimes. Leonhart told The Associated Press in a statement Wednesday that the plan was only a suggestion, never authorized by her agency and never put into action. The AP also learned the federal…
 
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    FBI Top News

  • New Most Wanted Terrorist

    29 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    Liban Haji Mohamed, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Somalia, has been named to the FBI’s list of Most Wanted Terrorists, and a reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction. Mohamed is charged with providing material support and resources to al Qaeda and al Shabaab, a Somali-based terrorist organization.
  • Human Trafficking Ring Dismantled

    27 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    For years, five brothers who ran a human trafficking organization victimized dozens of unwitting Ukrainians, underscoring the reality that modern-day slavery exists in the United States and around the world—and requires a strong response by governments and law enforcement. In recognition of that fact, and to speak out for the victims, January has been declared National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month by the U.S. government. Human trafficking can take many forms, from forced servitude to sexual exploitation of children, and the FBI is fighting these crimes on every front.
  • Preliminary Crime Stats for January-June 2014 Show Decreases

    26 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Figures released today in the FBI’s Preliminary Semiannual Uniform Crime Report reveal overall declines in the number of violent crimes and property crimes reported to law enforcement during the first six months of 2014 when compared to figures from the first six months of 2013.
  • The Case of the Stolen Stradivarius

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    When a 300-year-old Stradivarius violin valued at more than $5 million was stolen from Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond last year, investigators initially believed the theft may have been the work of sophisticated art thieves. The truth turned out to be much less glamorous.
  • Director Comey Discusses Latest Law Enforcement Issues with Nation’s Sheriffs

    22 Jan 2015 | 7:45 am
    Today, in a speech at the National Sheriffs’ Association Winter Conference in Washington, D.C., Director Comey discussed the Bureau’s current priorities as well as collective issues facing the law enforcement community as a whole.
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  • Browning 1911-380, “The Right 380″

    Aaron
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:20 pm
    The new Browning Black Label 1911-380. Browning Firearms is one of the most recognized names in all of firearm history. The reason for this storied past goes no further than the master designer himself, John Moses Browning. One of the most recognized and iconic Browning designs is the Colt Model 1911. This year at SHOT Show, Browning Firearms has introduced a compact 1911 pistol in a caliber that was also designed by John Browning – the .380 ACP. Being advertised as “The Right 380″, the new Browning pistol is officially the Browning Black Label 1911-380. Combining the proven…
  • Speer Gold Dot Ammunition Additions

    Aaron
    28 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    At SHOT Show this year, Speer Ammunition announced several additions to their quality Gold Dot G2 line of handgun ammunition. Speer Ammunition is not new to the law enforcement market, and the Gold Dot G2 line is specifically targeted for police users. In fact, Speer claims their Gold Dot ammunition is the #1 law enforcement duty round on the market. The Speer Gold Dot ammunition is designed for duty use, while the Lawman line is designed for training and practice. Speer Gold Dot G2 ammunition goes through a 5-part construction process: The Speer Gold Dot bullet begins with an alloyed lead…
  • Magpul Releases Glock Magazines

    Aaron
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:53 am
    Magpul does it again! The new PMAG 17 GL9 are reasonably priced alternatives to much more expensive standard Glock magazines. Magpul Industries is one of those companies that truly provides a picture of what the American Dream can fully realize. From their very humble beginnings in 1999, to the major influence on the firearms market today, Magpul has stood firm to their motto of “Unfair Advantage”. Basing their products on actual end-user needs, and not just wants, Magpul products are designed to improve the function and performance of some of the most critical gear a shooter…
  • Smith & Wesson M&P Compact .22 Pistol

    Aaron
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:01 pm
    The Smith & Wesson M&P 22 Compact Smith & Wesson has made clear their intentions of expanding the M&P line of pistols. Having received a very popular response from law enforcement and civilian consumers when originally released several years ago, the M&P line offers several of the latest features and design improvements of polymer pistols. These popular features have brought about a strong return of many law enforcement agencies to Smith & Wesson, taking a direct attack on the strong-hold of Glock. The latest addition to the M&P family is the M&P 22 Compact.
  • New Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifles

    Aaron
    27 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Ruger introduce their Gunsite Scout Rifle several years ago. Based upon Jeff Cooper’s Scout Rifle concept, the Ruger Gunsite produced a compact, bolt-action rifle, that met many of Cooper’s goals. The one area that was outside of Cooper’s specifications was weight. Cooper called for a rifle no more than 6.6 lbs. but the Ruger Gunsite came in between 7.1 to 7.3 lbs. depending on selection. This year Ruger expanded their Gunsite Scout Rifle offerings in both 5.56mm and 7.62mm. The new .308 caliber offerings have a black composite stock that helps reduce the weight to a…
 
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    Nickell's Corner

  • The Silent Killer

    Bradley Nickell
    17 Jan 2015 | 10:47 pm
    This post is dedicated to those who have served on a war front in our military and to first-responders everywhere. Your willingness to confront danger and place yourself in harm's way is remarkable and all too often, thankless. You are the backbone of society and my hat is off to you.The Silent Killer. That name has been attached to a variety of things over the years: high blood pressure, carbon monoxide, ovarian cancer, hepatitis C, the list goes on. For me, I've added one and it may just be the one that rises to the top. Stick with me for a moment and I think you might agree.Read…
  • Be Careful What You Ask For

    Bradley Nickell
    12 Jan 2015 | 9:36 pm
    Created by Danielle L HannaI've written a lot of posts about policing in America recently, I guess that's to be expected from a lifelong cop. I really wanted my next post to be about writing and publishing, but it's going to have to wait. Besides, timing is everything, as they say, right? There's something coming soon that I'm excited to tell you about, but it's not time yet.With that said, there's still quite a bit of turmoil about law enforcement and the use of deadly force. It's amazing how this has become such a hot button issue. I'm not downplaying the…
  • Living the Dream?

    Bradley Nickell
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:11 am
    A boy learned at a young age what he would do with his life. Almost like it chose him. It wasn't wanting, it was inevitable. Nobody could ever stop him from achieving his dream to become a policeman.His dream wasn't fueled by playground bullies or some desire to wield power upon the weak. No, it was fueled by a keen sense of justice, not in the courtroom where legal scholars have exterminated real justice, but in the simple measure of wanting to be a barrier between people doing wrong to others.Those who protect the flock from the wolves have existed for centuries. It's a solemn…
  • The Brooke Chronicle: A New Year

    Bradley Nickell
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    The new year has come and as each day passes, Brooke is getting closer to leaving home in Southern California for Arkansas, to chase her dream of becoming a police officer. This is my second blog post about Brooke and her journey. If you haven't read the first blog post, click here.As you might know, Brooke is in a bind. She's been working hard at her part-time job, trying to save up for her trip to Arkansas. But it's not just a trip, she's planning on staying and beginning her career in law enforcement. This opportunity came up so fast, that she hasn't had much chance to…
  • I wonder...

    Bradley Nickell
    27 Dec 2014 | 11:57 pm
    I wonder if the bloodthirsty news media is satisfied yet. Do you think they're done stoking racial tension with incomplete facts and down right false reporting?I don't know about you, but for me, the argument of race is dead and gone. I'm a white guy and I've met plenty of people from other racial backgrounds that I'd love to have as my neighbors--black, brown, whatever. And I've met plenty of white folk who I wouldn't want anywhere near my home. It's not about skin color, it's about the color of a person's heart. Is it red, white and blue? Or is it as…
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