Command Staff - Chiefs / Sheriffs

Command Staff - Chiefs / Sheriffs

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Ga. chief resigns after accidental shooting of wife

Ga. chief resigns after accidental shooting of wife

A police chief in suburban Atlanta resigned Wednesday before a grand jury decides whether to charge him with a misdemeanor crime - Full Story

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Ferguson chief resigns in wake of DOJ report

Ferguson chief resigns in wake of DOJ report

City says in a statement that it reached a mutual separation agreement with Chief Thomas Jackson - Full Story

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Denver body cams didn't record most use of force cases

Denver officers' body cameras recorded just 21 of 80 documented uses of force in the downtown district during the trial - Full Story

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6 ways to improve cooperation among public safety disciplines Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

6 ways to improve cooperation among public safety disciplines

In many cases (and many places) failure to cooperate with other public safety entities was not an option — there’s no embarrassment in asking for help when the situation requires it - Full Story

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Wis. chief treading carefully after fatal OIS

Wis. chief treading carefully after fatal OIS

Chief said he has gone out of his way to avoid what he once called Ferguson's "missteps" - Full Story

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Prosecutor to seek charge against Ga. chief who shot wife

Evidence supported story that the shooting was an accident, but the prosecutor said it also could have been avoided - Full Story

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Sheriffs from Colo., elsewhere sue state over legal pot

The sheriffs from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska say that Colorado's 2012 marijuana legalization vote violates federal law - Full Story

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The 5 big lessons from DOJ’s Ferguson report

The 5 big lessons from DOJ’s Ferguson report

Yes, the critics aren’t going to play fair, and yes, you’re different because your public loves you. But that’s no reason to relax and enjoy being out of the spotlight. - Full Story

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The 5 big lessons from DOJ’s Ferguson report Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

The 5 big lessons from DOJ’s Ferguson report

Whatever you think of the report, you’d be wise to use it as an opportunity to learn and steer your department away from a similar fate - Full Story

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Highlights of DOJ report on Ferguson PD

Highlights of DOJ report on Ferguson PD

Report concluded that city law enforcement practices are discriminatory and unconstitutional and calls for sweeping changes - Full Story



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