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September
28
2015
Judge Orders Criminal to Stop Carrying Gun, Guess What? He Didn’t Listen
I began this blog, among other reasons, because I wanted to share with you stories which otherwise don’t get told. It stands to reason that if something has the power to shock and upset a 20-year veteran of law enforcement, then surely it must be worth sharing with the public at large. And let me […]
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Sam Dotson
Chief of Police
Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri
September
21
2015
Social Media CAN Make a Difference
I have often talked and spoken about the benefits of law enforcement using social media. I think most of us who use it, recognize what a powerful tool social media can be. Law enforcement uses social media for many reasons. We use it to check the backgrounds on our recruits; for investigations; to educate our […]
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Billy Grogan
Chief of Police
A metro Atlanta police department, Georgia
September
14
2015
Results of You Drink, You Drive, You Lose Campaign
The Overland Park, Kansas Police Department conducted a Labor Day – You Drink, You Drive, You Lose – S.T.E.P. Campaign from August 20th through September 7th. The principle focus was on DUI deterrence and detection in an effort to reduce alcohol related accidents. Officers also looked for speeding violations, seat restraint violations, testing violations, bicyclist […]
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Overland Park Police Department

Overland Park, Kansas
September
08
2015
Women are effective police officers
A couple of days ago I found this interesting article on the subject of women police officers and the national concern about police use of force. As you might guess, I was pretty interested in what it had to say. I also gave a report on the police department to the members of the city […]
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Doreen Olko
Director of Public Safety
Auburn Hills Department of Public Safety, Michigan
August
31
2015
Increased Police Calls Leads to Staffing Changes
Last week was very busy for the Duluth Police Department as we had some of our busiest days by call volume ever. I was listening to the police radio at my desk Thursday, Aug. 13, and calls were being dispatched nonstop. After hearing calls aired by dispatchers with no available squads, I left my desk […]
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Gordon Ramsay
Chief of Police
Duluth Police Department, Minnesota
August
24
2015
Policing Turned Upside Down
In light of the recent discourse about police use of force across the country, one of the biggest fears that I have is that one of the officers I am privileged to work with will hesitate to use force when it should be used and that failure to use force will result in the injury […]
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Billy Grogan
Chief of Police
A metro Atlanta police department, Georgia
August
17
2015
Your Traffic Questions Answered
Every day our officers and dispatchers receive questions on traffic laws. Here are answers to a few commonly asked questions regarding traffic. Q: Are tinted windows illegal? A: According to MN Statute 169.71, all windows in passenger cars must have a 50% light transference (the law also allows for a 3% variance which brings the […]
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Eden Prairie Police Department

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
August
10
2015
Weekly Tip – Suicide Prevention
It is not a daily occurrence to respond on calls of this nature, but we do deal with persons who may be depressed or have contemplated suicide often enough to offer prevention information on suicide. Below are some warning signs and risk factors associated with suicide, offered by the Didi Hirsch Mental Health Center here […]
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Arcadia Police Department

Arcadia, California
July
27
2015
Ballistic Body Armor Saves Pilot
…by not wearing it? On June 5th at approximately 1730 hours, a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol helicopter sustained damage from small arms fire while on patrol in a drug interdiction mission on the border of Texas and Mexico. The helicopter took two direct hits from suspects on the ground. Many helicopter pilots involved with […]
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International Association of Chiefs of Police
IACP
Alexandria, Virginia
July
20
2015
An Overview of MPD’s Latest Initiatives and a Look Ahead to Future Community Policing Program Efforts
During my first year in office, several new initiatives were launched in an effort to keep our MPD on the cutting edge of service delivery. To that end, affirmative steps have been taken including: 1. Expanding our reach into more neighborhoods with the creation of five neighborhood resource officers (NRO’s). 2. Created five full-time mental […]
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Michael Koval
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department, Wisconsin
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