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Women and people of color remain underrepresented in law enforcement A lot of cops can point to childhood events that motivated them to pursue a career in law enforcement. Typically, it was some kind of positive interaction with an officer, but not for Veronica McKinney. She remembers how police reacted to a call that her […]
Departments seek to educate cops on how to prevent peers from using excessive force From Rodney King to Eric Garner to George Floyd, when news breaks of alleged excessive-force incidents, people want to know why other officers on the scene don’t jump in to prevent or de-escalate tensions.
When I was promoted into the Violent Crimes Unit, I quickly realized that I needed a hobby to help clear my mind and make my off-duty hours as restorative as possible. I heard about an elderly lady who taught woodcarving from her home. I’m not artistic, but signed up anyway. I learned techniques that made […]
More than 100 officers have died from the virus this year — and the number is growing
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The officers were on patrol in East New York Saturday when they heard a pop coming from the front of their car.
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Tyler Lloyd Grantz, 21, of Kernersville, was convicted in February of possession with intent to distribute various drugs, possession of a stolen firearm and using a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vowed Monday to defund any cities in the state that try to defund police departments.
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AN OFFICER’S SURVIVAL GUIDE
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MINNESOTA CASE STUDY SHOWS HOW PEER TEAMS CAN HELP
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Suicide among Amer-ica’s men and women in law enforcement remains a tragic epidemic. The number of self-inflicted casualties among police officers has continued to climb since the 1980s, according to the research.
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