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June
18
2018
With Your Help, We’ve Enhanced Our Response to Threats Against Schools
Since my previous blog on mass shooting threats, I wanted to update you on what’s been happening regarding this in Kansas City. After the horrific shootings at the high school in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14, school threats came pouring in across the metro. As far as we can tell, there have been 21 verifiable […]
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Richard C. Smith
Chief of Police
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
June
11
2018
New Scam Technique
This morning, our office took a report of a possible scam to blackmail somebody into sending them money through a large chain store gift card or money transferring service. Here’s how it works… Somebody you do not know messages you via a social media account and you reply. That leads to them contacting you via […]
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Lee Sjolander
Chief of Police
Kenyon Police Department, Minnesota
June
04
2018
Stop the Trafficking
Have you ever wondered if there’s something you could do to help combat human trafficking? Well, next week you’ll have an opportunity to make a difference by participating in the Stop the Traffick(ing) Run for Justice in Eden Prairie. The 5K walk/run is Saturday, June 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Purgatory Creek Park (13001 Technology […]
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Eden Prairie Police Department

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
May
29
2018
Mystery at 1199 Main
The lady was kind but she spoke with a sense of urgency. Her husband stood nearby, watching over her shoulder and intently listening so that they both could hear the directions to 1199 Main Street in Bangor. I knew there was no such address, so while I stood nearby, it ran through my mind that […]
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Bangor Police Department
Authored by Sergeant Tim Cotton
Bangor, Maine
May
21
2018
The Power of Telling a Story
Stories are powerful. They can change an organization’s culture for the better. Since we first learned to walk on two legs we have been telling stories, sharing our experiences, and the experiences of others. Whether it is around a campfire or in a briefing room — stories matter! One of my colleagues during the Madison […]
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David Couper
Former Chief at Madison Police Department
Madison, WI
May
14
2018
Using Police Data to Improve Our Community Together
An article recently appeared in the Wichita Eagle focusing on information and data sets released by the Wichita Police Department. The Police Department began releasing more data last year as part of local government’s transparency goals and to spur community conversation and solutions.  The article headline read “Wichita Police More Likely to Use Force against […]
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Gordon Ramsay
Chief of Police
Wichita Police Department, Kansas
May
07
2018
Words Matter
“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelou April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and like many organizations on campus and across the country, UWPD again joins this annual call to action to raise awareness about the prevalence […]
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Kristen Roman
Chief of Police
Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, Police Department
April
30
2018
Coyotes in Roseville
The past few years I have written about coyotes in Roseville and how people can co-exist with Mother Nature’s creatures. Most coyotes are born in April and May, and that is when the coyote parents are most protective of their dens containing the pups. It makes sense to revisit the topic of coyotes so readers […]
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Rick Mathwig
Chief of Police
Roseville Police Department, Minnesota
April
24
2018
City and KCPD Work Toward Master Plan for Downtown Parking
The good news: Downtown Kansas City is growing and thriving. More and more people are choosing to live, work and play in our city center. This has led to an influx of residential units, businesses, entertainment options and more. But as more people come downtown, most bring their cars with them. More people equal more […]
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Richard C. Smith
Chief of Police
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
April
16
2018
Proud to Have 2 New DRE Officers!
We are very pleased to announce that two of our officers are newly trained Drug Recognition Experts! Officers Riedy and Sears completed 72 hours of classroom training and will now head to the 3rd phase of the program which is a field practical in Phoenix testing drugged people in the Maricopa County Jail. All of […]
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Doreen Olko
Director of Public Safety
Auburn Hills Department of Public Safety, Michigan
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