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October
15
2018
Tattoos at RPD
You may have already noticed officers sporting visible tattoos on their arms as we authorized them as of September 1. The U.S. culture is ever changing and law enforcement needs to adapt with it. It seems nearly everyone from 18 to 40 years old is sporting a tattoo of some sort. The people we hire […]
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Rick Mathwig
Chief of Police
Roseville Police Department, Minnesota
October
09
2018
Low Crime and Respect for Property
Factual Post Alert (FPA)—not to be confused with the news alerts, updates, bulletins, and social media posts which most of us depend on to keep ourselves informed. Maine’s violent crime rate is holding steady at the bottom of the list of all 50 states. The bottom being the optimum spot in this case. PS. Vermont […]
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Bangor Police Department
Authored by Sergeant Tim Cotton
Bangor, Maine
October
03
2018
Bill Nato, Accreditation Manager, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Department of Public Safety
  My personal favorite part [of IACP Net] is the ability to research various policies, forms, & documents from other agencies along with the ability to submit requests (Quests) for assistance. Bill Nato, Accreditation Manager University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill Department of Public Safety “My personal favorite part [of IACP Net] is the […]
October
01
2018
Speeding Issues Challenge Both the Police and Community
The South Fayette Township Police Department receives many calls and complaints throughout the year about speeding issues, which we try to address as much as possible as time and staffing permits. I appreciate that speeding is an important public safety issue, but there are a few factors that people should try to understand about speeding […]
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John R. Phoennik
Chief of Police
South Fayette Township Police Department, Pennsylvania
September
24
2018
August Homicides, Case Progress and Improved Community Cooperation
August was a difficult month for Kansas City, Mo., in terms of violent crime. There were 20 homicides. Each one of those victims is someone’s loved one. Someone’s friend. We are working hard to hold the people who commit these heinous acts accountable. Despite the influx of murders, our detectives have done an admirable job […]
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Richard C. Smith
Chief of Police
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
September
17
2018
Night to Unite 2018 Results
Last night was another successful Night to Unite in Eden Prairie, with 165 neighborhoods hosting block parties. Once again this year we asked residents to donate food to PROP (People Reaching Out to People) and once again we were not disappointed. Eden Prairie residents donated 7,471 pounds of food and $1,634 to PROP. Thank you […]
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Eden Prairie Police Department

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
September
10
2018
A Calling Together
From the phone, to my son’s late-night waking when he was young, to my chosen profession, I have answered countless calls—literally and figuratively—in my lifetime. Now, each fall I am privileged to answer a new call—a calling together in which I join others in ceremoniously welcoming our newest students to this campus community. In my […]
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Kristen Roman
Chief of Police
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Police Department
September
04
2018
91 Years Ago We Lost a Hero
Today is the 91st anniversary of the murder of Arcadia Police Officer Albert E. Matthies, the only Arcadia Police Officer to be killed in the line of duty. Officer Matthies was shot while detaining three young men near the intersection of Northview and Foothill in north Arcadia on July 18, 1927, shortly before midnight. Officer […]
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Arcadia Police Department

Arcadia, California
August
28
2018
School’s Back in Session
With the start of a new school year just days away, it’s a great time to discuss school safety. As observed every new school year, many become overwhelmed or stressed from trying to get everything ready for the first day/week of school. It’s best to plan your daily start early and be mindful of our […]
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Eric Blanchard
Chief of Police
Aransas Pass Police Department, Texas
August
20
2018
Quick Thinking
Many times in our business, officers must make split-second decisions in order to end situations that could endanger the public. This one happened last week at Rosedale Mall. Roseville police officers were dispatched to Rosedale on a theft, which had just occurred. Officer Jeff Lopez was already there on an unrelated incident and saw the […]
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Rick Mathwig
Chief of Police
Roseville Police Department, Minnesota
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