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Sheriffs expand concerns about popular police tracking app

Sheriffs expand concerns about popular police tracking app

Says feature that lets drivers warn others about nearby cruisers not only presents a threat to safety, but also interferes with ability to write tickets - Full Story

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3 things cops should look for in a flashlight fit for duty Lance Eldridge - All Law Enforcement is Local

3 things cops should look for in a flashlight fit for duty

The challenge for officers and departments is to identify the purpose of an illumination system and then find the product that best meets their needs - Full Story

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Sheriffs want popular app that tracks police disabled

Sheriffs want popular app that tracks police disabled

Say one of the technology industry's most popular mobile apps could put officers' lives in danger from would-be police killers - Full Story

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Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

Residents and businesses have posted signs that read "Caution: Walk in Large Groups. We (heart) N.O.P.D. We Just Need More" - Full Story

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'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up

'Not Mayberry anymore': Oil patch cops scramble to keep up

The gusher of oil and money flowing from the Bakken fields has made policing more demanding and dangerous - Full Story

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Police: Third person dies after shooting at Neb. party

Police: Third person dies after shooting at Neb. party

Gunfire erupted during a crowded party in a vacant house in Omaha early Saturday, leaving three people dead and five wounded - Full Story

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Former cop debuts sleek, lightweight body cam with LEDs

Former cop debuts sleek, lightweight body cam with LEDs

The body camera is activated by what the company calls a "mistake-free" slide panel that uncovers the camera’s lens and turns it on - Full Story

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UFC fighter TASERed by police, arrested after pursuit

The former fighter ignored multiple commands to get on the ground, insisting the officers show some ID.

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Video: UFC fighter TASERed by police, arrested after pursuit

The former fighter ignored multiple commands to get on the ground, insisting the officers show some ID - Full Story

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Officer injured, 19 arrested in Seattle protest

An officer suffered a sprain during what police described as a 'use of force incident' - Full Story



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