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  • Employer Training: A Key to Success for Workers with DIsabilities and Employers

    Justice Blogs
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
  • A Slap on the Wrist

    American Police Beat Magazine
    apbstaff
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    It’s not common but it does happen- a fake cop pulling over a real one instead of the intended victim. According to Cleveland.com, in Aakron, Ohio a man known to be a police impersonator tried to stop an actual Akron police officer. David Scofield, 50, of Lancaster has already been convicted of police impersonation but he’s apparently back at it. And that’s because in Ohio pretending to be a cop is only a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge. On his first conviction he got a year’s probation. That didn’t seem to have any impact on the wannabe’s enthusiasm for make-believe. Like most…
  • Why I Support Jim McDonnell

    American Police Beat Magazine
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    30 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    By Cynthia Brown, Publisher of American Police Beat At American Police Beat we try to stay away from politics but we decided to make one exception after 20 years of publishing. If you are a voter in Los Angeles County, I hope you will cast your ballot for Jim McDonnell for Sheriff. He is currently serving as the Chief of the Long Beach Police Dept where he’s done a terrific job. I have known Jim since he was an 18-years-old cadet at the station I worked in at the Boston Police Dept. Bill Bratton, the current commissioner of the NYPD, was our boss. Besides being one of the nicest people you…
  • In Memoriam: Deputy Sheriff Jesse Valdez, III

    Law Enforcement Today
    Patrick Sharkey
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Sheriff Adrian Garcia of the Harris County Sheriff Department sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Jesse Valdez, III. Deputy Valdez, 32, was responding to a welfare check call when the driver of a Ford Explorer crossed the centerline of the roadway near the intersection of East Wallingsville Road and Oleaner Street. The SUV struck Deputy Valdez’s patrol vehicle head-on. The force of the impact in the collision shoved the patrol vehicle into the drainage ditch at the corner of the intersection. Deputy Valdez was trapped within the vehicle. Fire Department first responders and…
  • Cop Killer Suspect Eric Frein in Custody in Pennsylvania

    POLICE Magazine
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    VIDEO: Cop Killer Suspect Eric Frein CapturedAfter nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday, reports CNN."I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time," she said in an email to reporters.Frein, 31, is suspected in the September 12 ambush shooting that left Cpl. Bryon Dickson dead and Trooper Alex T. Douglass wounded outside the Pennsylvania State Police…
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    American Police Beat Magazine

  • Why I Support Jim McDonnell

    apbstaff
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    By Cynthia Brown, Publisher of American Police Beat At American Police Beat we try to stay away from politics but we decided to make one exception after 20 years of publishing. If you are a voter in Los Angeles County, I hope you will cast your ballot for Jim McDonnell for Sheriff. He is currently serving as the Chief of the Long Beach Police Dept where he’s done a terrific job. I have known Jim since he was an 18-years-old cadet at the station I worked in at the Boston Police Dept. Bill Bratton, the current commissioner of the NYPD, was our boss. Besides being one of the nicest people you…
  • Deadly Roads

    apbstaff
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:52 am
    According to WOSU in Ohio, Columbus police and local tow companies want to reduce roadside hazards for tow truck operators with more enforcement of ‘move over’ laws. But that’s going to require some funding. James and Jack Carpenter both drove tow trucks in the Columbus area for more than 20 years. Sadly 54 year old James is now mourning the loss of his older brother. Jack Carpenter was killed while hooking a car by a distracted and or careless driver. Readers of American Police Beat know that accidents on roads and highways are the main cause of line of duty deaths for police officers…
  • A Slap on the Wrist

    apbstaff
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:35 am
    It’s not common but it does happen- a fake cop pulling over a real one instead of the intended victim. According to Cleveland.com, in Aakron, Ohio a man known to be a police impersonator tried to stop an actual Akron police officer. David Scofield, 50, of Lancaster has already been convicted of police impersonation but he’s apparently back at it. And that’s because in Ohio pretending to be a cop is only a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge. On his first conviction he got a year’s probation. That didn’t seem to have any impact on the wannabe’s enthusiasm for make-believe. Like most…
  • Trouble sleeping?

    apbstaff
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    Shift work causes disruptions in sleep and so does stress, too much alcohol and caffeine at the end of the day. Cops experience all these things and more on a regular basis. Here’s some helpful info on how you can sleep better by a leading sleep expert, Dr. Buxton at the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.  READ the NY Times article. Dr. Buxton is an associate neuroscientist in the Division of Sleep Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, as well as an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public…
  • Protestors Arrested at IACP Meeting

    apbstaff
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    On Monday three protestors were arrested outside the Orange County Convention Center as the IACP gathered within.  They were reportedly advocating for better relations between police and minorities. There was some contention about whether they were on public property or not, with both sides’ lawyers offering different opinions.  The IACP side claims the convention is private property when rented out and that therefore the protesters were trespassing. Lawyers for the protesters insist that the convention center is still public property and their clients were merely exercising their…
 
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    Law Enforcement Today

  • In Memoriam: Deputy Sheriff Jesse Valdez, III

    Patrick Sharkey
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:05 am
    Sheriff Adrian Garcia of the Harris County Sheriff Department sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff Jesse Valdez, III. Deputy Valdez, 32, was responding to a welfare check call when the driver of a Ford Explorer crossed the centerline of the roadway near the intersection of East Wallingsville Road and Oleaner Street. The SUV struck Deputy Valdez’s patrol vehicle head-on. The force of the impact in the collision shoved the patrol vehicle into the drainage ditch at the corner of the intersection. Deputy Valdez was trapped within the vehicle. Fire Department first responders and…
  • In Memoriam: Deputy Sheriff John Williamson

    Patrick Sharkey
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Sheriff Kenny Harden of the Butler County Alabama Sheriff Department sadly reports the death of Deputy Sheriff John Williamson. Deputy Williamson, 48, suffered a heart attack after a struggle with a subject that he was attempting to arrest. Believing that he strained a muscle following the arrest, he did not seek medical treatment immediately. Three days later the pain persisted and became intense. He then drove himself to a local hospital. He was diagnosed as suffering from a heart attack. He received medical treatment and was being transferred to Baptist Hospital for surgery. While he was…
  • In Memoriam: Officer Shaun Diamond

    Patrick Sharkey
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:03 am
    Chief Paul Capraro of the Pomona Police Department in California sadly reports the death of Officer Shaun Diamond. Officer Diamond, 45, was a member of the Pomona Regional SWAT team and was the point officer on an entry team that was attempting to serve a search warrant at a home that was used as a motorcycle gang clubhouse in the 100 block of San Marin Avenue in San Gabriel. As officers breached the door, a subject fired a single shot from a shotgun which struck Officer Diamond in the head. The shotgun blast also wounded the suspect’s father in the arm. The suspect, David Martinez, 36,…
  • Indiana’s Serial Killer

    Jean Reynolds
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    If you’re a musical comedy fan, you probably remember the charming song “Gary, Indiana” from The Music Man, a smash hit back in the 1950s. The lyrics celebrate a little boy’s love for his hometown: “There is just one place/ That can light my face—Gary, Indiana.” But shortly after The Music Man opened on Broadway, the city’s fortunes began to change. Gary’s steel mills could not compete with lower prices from overseas companies. Gary lost 55% of its population, and the quality of life declined in many parts of the once-prosperous city—for example, experts estimate that…
  • In Memoriam: Deputy Sheriff Eugene Kostiuchenko

    Patrick Sharkey
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:11 am
    Geoff Dean of the Ventura County California Sheriff Department in California sadly reports the death of Deputy Eugene Kostiuchenko. Deputy Kostiuchenko, 41, was returning to his patrol vehicle following a traffic stop on the Ventura Freeway near Lewis Road in Camarillo when he was struck by a drunk driver. The suspect driver fled the scene of the crash. Three other deputies witnessed the crash that fatally injured Deputy Kostiuchenko. One of them, Deputy Kostichenko’s parter, rendered aid to him while other deputies in another patrol unit chased the suspect vehicle and driver. The…
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    POLICE Magazine

  • Cop Killer Suspect Eric Frein in Custody in Pennsylvania

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:13 pm
    VIDEO: Cop Killer Suspect Eric Frein CapturedAfter nearly seven weeks on the run, suspected cop killer Eric Matthew Frein is in custody, Pennsylvania State Police spokeswoman Connie Devens said Thursday, reports CNN."I can confirm that we have taken Eric Frein into custody. Further information will be released at a later time. No further information will be released or confirmed at this time," she said in an email to reporters.Frein, 31, is suspected in the September 12 ambush shooting that left Cpl. Bryon Dickson dead and Trooper Alex T. Douglass wounded outside the Pennsylvania State Police…
  • Video: Ohio Pursuit Ends When Suspect Crashes into Bar

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    VIDEO: Ohio Pursuit Ends When Suspect Crashes into BarNewly released police dash camera video from an Avon, Ohio, police cruiser shows a chase that started near Avon Lake and ended when the suspect crashed into a Westlake tavern.The chase started around 8:45 Thursday night. The video ‎s‎hows ‎Avon police officers pursuing the suspect in the stolen truck as he refuses to stop and at times leads cops on a high-speed chase.‎‎Avon police started to chase Brandon Pawlak, 26, moments after they believe he stole a pick-up from a golf course in Avon Lake.The pursuit ended when…
  • Anti-Violence Organizers Charged with Severely Beating Man

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Two western Pennsylvania community organizers with a local Stop the Violence group have been charged with severely beating a former roommate with whom they had a property dispute.Washington, Pa., police Chief Chris Luppino told the Associated Press Nikole Ardeno and Emanuel Velez, both 30, allegedly jumped the man as he was walking down the street Tuesday about 4:30 p.m. The defendants kicked the victim as he was unconscious, causing him to have seizures and vomit blood, Luppino said.Ardeno was still wearing the same "Stop the Violence" T-shirt that she had on the night before when she…
  • Halloween Canceled in Northeastern Pennsylvania Mountains Because of Frein Manhunt

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:48 pm
    The ongoing manhunt in northeastern Pennsylvania for the suspect in the deadly state police ambush last month has scrapped plans for trick-or-treating Friday and what would have been the 50th anniversary of a beloved Halloween parade.But kids in the mountainous region still managed to celebrate by "trunk-or-treating," the Associated Press reports.The tailgate party held last weekend at a school parking lot in rural Barrett Township came as authorities continue to search the woods for Eric Frein, the suspect charged with killing one state trooper and seriously wounding another.Organizers…
  • Holder Pressures Ferguson PD for "Wholesale Change"

    30 Oct 2014 | 12:23 pm
    Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was a need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Mo., police department, as a range of Missouri officials were privately debating what the future of the department and its leadership should be.Holder made his comment as this suburb of St. Louis awaited the return of a grand jury that has for months been weighing whether charges should be brought in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer, on Aug. 9. Concerns that the grand jury may bring no…
 
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    PoliceOne Daily News

  • What would Eric Holder’s police tactics commission really accomplish?

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    Author: Lance EldridgeIn the next five to ten years, all officers, but especially police leaders, will find it increasingly difficult to perform their duties given the pressures created by questions swirling around the role of law enforcement in a free society, emerging technologies, and what critics allege is the indiscriminate use of inappropriate or deadly force. In early October, Attorney General Eric Holder endorsed the recommendation to revive the idea of a national law enforcement commission, similar to the one President Lyndon Johnson established in March 1965. Such suggestions are…
  • P1 Photo of the Week: A Kodiak moment

    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Author: PoliceOne Members (PoliceOne Image) This week's photo of the week comes from Officer Francis de la Fuente with the Kodiak Police Department in Alaska. Officer de la Fuente snapped this photo at Pillar Mountain after stopping to enjoy the view. Incredible! Calling all police photographers! PoliceOne needs pictures of you in action or training. Submit a photo — it could be selected as our Photo of the Week! Be sure to include your name, department information and address (including city, state and ZIP code) where we can reach you — Photo of the Week winners have a chance…
  • Investigation finds no Ferguson grand jury leak, but finds a 'hack'

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:29 pm
    Author: PoliceOne MembersBy Matt Pearce Los Angeles Times FERGUSON, Mo. — The leaks from the grand jury investigating the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., are not coming from the grand jurors themselves, officials said Thursday. The St. Louis area is tensely awaiting the grand jury's decision, expected to be handed down in November, as to whether Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson should be criminally charged for fatally shooting Michael Brown on Aug. 9. In recent weeks, local protesters and officials as prominent as U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder…
  • Police: Pa. man wanted in trooper ambush captured

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Author: PoliceOne MembersAssociated Press LORDS VALLEY, Pa. — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said. Prosecutors will seek the death penalty for Eric Frein, who meekly gave himself up when surrounded, District Attorney Ray Tonkin said. "He did not just give up because he was tired," Tonkin said. "He gave up because he was caught." Frein was…
  • Equinox Z series provides cops with affordable night vision solution

    30 Oct 2014 | 9:41 pm
    Author: Lindsey J. BertomenLet’s face it: Sometimes the patrol officer doesn’t get the same cool kit as officers on special teams like SWAT. Occasionally, the officer on regular patrol needs a night vision device. The Bushnell Equinox Z 4.5 x40mm digital night vision scope/camera is reasonably priced and very portable. The Equinox Z series are IR units that use advanced digital technology for low light and total darkness vision. The units have a built-in illuminator and three LCD brightness settings for best ambient light conditions. The units are ruggedized, water resistant and…
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  • Pennsylvania Ambush Suspect Captured

    BCarey
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Gunman in fatal ambush in custody. A wanted poster of suspected killer Eric Frein is posted at an entrance to a trail in the woods, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Barrett Township near Canadensis, Pa. A massive manhunt has been underway for 31-year-old Frein in the rugged terrain of the Pocono Mountains since Sept. 12. The self-taught survivalist is charged with killing Cpl. Bryon Dickson and seriously wounding Trooper Alex Douglass outside their barracks in Blooming Grove. (AP Photo/Scranton Times & Tribune, Butch Comegys)
  • Arizona Detention Officer Fatally Shoots Inmate in Struggle

    BCarey
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Inmate and officer struggle over firearm. A shot-out windshield in a transport van is at the scene of an officer involved shooting, Tuesday, Oct, 28, 2014 in Phoenix. A sheriff’s detention officer shot and wounded a jail inmate who was struggling with another officer after he slipped out of restraints and ran away while being taken to a hospital in Phoenix, authorities said Tuesday. The inmate remains hospitalized. (AP Photo/Matt York)
  • Naloxone Given to Illinois Police Departments

    BCarey
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:59 pm
    Over 20 Lake County departments receive training.
  • Halloween Cancelled in Pennsylvania Manhunt Area

    BCarey
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Town parade canceled as search for ambush suspect continues. A Pennsylvania State Police Trooper searches the woods near Route 191 in Henryville, Pennsylvania on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, during the massive manhunt for suspected killer Eric Frein. (AP photo / The Scranton Timeas-Tribune, Butch Comegys)
  • Don't Forget Department Policy

    LisaW
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    One of the most significant errors law enforcement instructors make is the omission of agency policy during training.
 
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    FBI Top News

  • Top Ten Fugitive Eric Frein in Custody

    30 Oct 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Eric Frein, the alleged shooter of two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, has been taken into custody. Frein was added last month to the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. The shootings occurred on September 12, when a gunman ambushed the two officers at the Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove Barracks in Pike County, Pennsylvania.
  • Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force Celebrates 10 Years

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    With nearly 40 countries represented, the FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force aims to identify and bring to justice anyone involved in violent child sexual exploitation activities, whether online or in person, and to identify and rescue the victims of these crimes no matter where in the world they may be.
  • Director Addresses Law Enforcement Partners at IACP Conference

    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    On October 27, 2014, FBI Director James Comey spoke at The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference, briefing participants on some of the FBI’s current priorities and discussing several major issues facing the law enforcement community as a whole.
  • Cyber Crime: Purchase Order Scam Leaves a Trail of Victims

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    What began as a scheme to defraud office supply stores has evolved into more ambitious crimes that have cost retailers around the country millions of dollars—and the Nigerian cyber criminals behind the fraud have also turned at-home Internet users into unsuspecting accomplices.
  • The Battle Against Botnets

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Botnets—nefarious networks of computers infected by automated malware programs—are on the rise, and as we come to the end of this year’s National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’d like to call your attention to what the FBI—along with our public and private sector partners—is doing about them and how you can minimize your chances of unknowingly becoming part of one.
 
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    NTOA

  • Welcome to our new website!

    Mary Heins
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:49 am
    Welcome to the NTOA’s newly designed website! Our fresh look and improved functionality will enhance your experience when you want to access benefits, information and opportunities on our site. Our new Publication pages feature simple, easy-to-navigate tabs that allow you to quickly scan through article archives from both The Tactical Edge and the Crisis Negotiator, and to search for information by subject. Our Member Tested and Recommended Program pages now offer product reviews, scores and photos in an accessible format that can be searched and filtered by category, company or…
  • 2015 Tactical Conference – Salt Lake City

    Mary Heins
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Our 2015 Tactical Conference and Trade Show will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah on Aug. 30 to Sept. 4! Watch our website for more information.
  • NTOA Board of Directors Election – Vote Now!

    Corey
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:37 am
    The candidates for the the Board of Directors election are now posted.  Please take a look at the candidates in your region  View Now Term: Jan. 2015 to Dec. 2017 Voting Period: Oct. 1 to Nov. 3, 2014 Online voting is now open and the deadline to vote is Nov. 3, 2014 (COB EST). NTOA username and password are required to cast your vote for the Director in your region. Please be sure to update your email address with NTOA here. In order to be eligible to vote in this election, you must be or become an “individual” member of NTOA by October 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST. This will allow…
  • NTOA introduces Night Vision Operators Course

    Corey
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:17 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…
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  • The Open Carry Dilemma – Part II

    Aaron
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:06 pm
    AUTHOR’S NOTE: This is part 2 of a 2-part series on the increasingly difficult phenomenon of open carry by law-abiding citizens. In Part I the laws and actions of lawful gun owners in general opened the discussion into a hotly debated arena of gun ownership today. Part II will look at the legal responsibilities of law enforcement, and provide suggestions to law enforcement’s response to lawful citizens who open carry. The Law Enforcement Response So where do the current laws leave today’s law enforcement officers? In a very difficult situation full of legal land mines,…
  • CRKT Picatinny Tool

    Aaron
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    The Columbia River Knife & Tool Company (CRKT) Picatinny Tool is a multi-purpose multi-tool that developed in collaboration with Crimson Trace Corporation (CRC). Both Oregon companies have experienced incredible growth over the last 10-15 years, and when Crimson Trace asked CRKT to develop a multi-tool that would be useful to their laser light system owners, CRKT responded with a very nice multi-tool. The CRKT Picatinny tool. Notice the embedded Allen wrenches in the handle.               The CRKT Picatinny Tool combines the necessary tools to work on…
  • The Desert Tech MDR Prototype

    Aaron
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
          Desert Tech has released a sneak-peak video of their prototype MDR bull-pup .308 rifle.  The MDR prototype is capable of firing both semi-auto and fully automatic, though it is likely that a semi-auto only version would be marketed.  Desert Tech has promised to release more information in the lead up to SHOT Show 2015.  We’re hoping they will have a finalized version ready for the Media Day at the Range event at SHOT Show 2015, or at least one we can lay our hands on at the showroom floor. If you read the responses on the YouTube video you’ll see that the…
  • The New Police & Security News

    Aaron
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:14 pm
    The new look of Police & Security News (P&SN)             Police & Security News (P&SN) has announced a brand new look, logo, and website starting in January 2015. P&SN has been a popular and familiar law enforcement bi-monthly news source for many officers across the country for over 30 years. Historically, P&SN has delivered a full-color “tab-sized” periodical. The larger format was unique and offered plenty of space for articles and advertisements. According to Al Menear, Associate Publisher of P&SN, “we feel the time is…
  • The New Aimpoint Carbine Optic

    Aaron
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    The Aimpoint Carine Optic (ACO) provides MSR shooters a quality optic at a decent price. Aimpoint aims to add to its market share of red dot sights with the addition of their new Carbine Optic. The Carbine Optic is specifically designed for the Modern Sporting Rifle (MSR), and introduces a quality red dot sight to compete in the mid-level price range. The Aimpoint Carbine Optic combines the proven Aimpoint designs and features, and is ready to mount and shoot straight out of the box. The Carbine Optic will have a 30mm aluminum alloy sight tube with a fixed height mount designed to provide…
 
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