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March 28, 2014

Texas officers save driver from burning vehicle

Officers freed the trapped motorist and a civilian who was riding along with one of the officers used a fire extinguisher to help put out the blaze - Full Story
March 28, 2014

Texas council OKs incentive pay for police cadets

Houston is losing ground in a competition to find qualified recruits, due to lower pay than what is offered by other major cities and significant changes in retirement benefits - Full Story
March 27, 2014

DOJ trains cops to work with transgenders

The Justice Department launched a program Thursday to train local police departments to better respond to transgender individuals - Full Story
March 27, 2014

New SC chief is a 'policeman's policeman'

Seven years ago, when Skip Holbrook took over the Huntington Police Department in West Virginia, he faced a big problem called Fairfield West - Full Story
March 26, 2014

Pa. police face unique set of challenges with texting law

Unless a driver admits or a passenger tells police that a driver was sending a message, it's difficult to make a texting-while-driving citation stick - Full Story
March 26, 2014
Fla. man high on Xanax fires shotgun at cruiser, arrested

Fla. man high on Xanax fires shotgun at cruiser, arrested

An anonymous tip led officers to suspect, who told investigators he was high on Xanax and marijuana when he shot the patrol car with a 10-gauge shotgun - Full Story
March 26, 2014

Hawaii lawmaker, police agree to prostitute sex ban

Honolulu police said during the meeting that they're OK with making it expressly illegal for officers to have sex with prostitutes - Full Story
March 25, 2014

Video: Texas teen tickets officer

Annie James, 14, got upset when she spotted a patrol car parked on a curb that was painted red - Full Story
March 25, 2014

NY trooper tackles vast mountainside beat

Trooper Ronald Dacre watches over the most sparsely populated patch of land in the eastern US — an area so sprawling the federal government has declared it a frontier - Full Story



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