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Police departments to add 'safe rooms' in stations

By Elizabeth Gibson Columbus DispatchWhen Bexley's new police station opens later this year, many visitors... - Full Story


A refresher on Fusion Centers

We have it in our minds every single day, but this week we take an additional moment to remember the... - Full Story


Bail set at $5 mil for Ill. man who attacked officer

Chicago TribuneJOLIET, Ill. — A Will County judge on Monday set bail at $5 million for a man arrested... - Full Story


Ohio man opens fire on officers, commits suicide

By Randy Ludlow, Theodore Decker and Kathy Lynn Gray Columbus DispatchCOLUMBUS, Ohio — It was,... - Full Story


DNA trail, alert officer help solve Wisc. serial killings

DNA trail, alert officer help solve Wisc. serial killings

By Dinesh Ramde Associated PressMILWAUKEE, Wisc. — A Milwaukee man authorities say is linked by... - Full Story


Minn. officer shot, killed responding to call

Star TribuneNORTH ST. PAUL, Minn. — Officer Richard Crittenden was about 90 minutes into his shift... - Full Story


PoliceOne Analysis: The Richard Davis, ALM - Understanding Domestic Violence

PoliceOne Analysis: The "arrest default position" for domestics

“In sum, the labeling of all acts of physical aggression as violence can have unintended social impl... - Full Story


Utah officers use TASERs to subdue escaped bull

Associated PressSOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Police in South Jordan had to use Tasers to tame a bull that... - Full Story


Cartel pot farms getting closer to popular U.S. tourist spots

Cartel pot farms getting closer to popular U.S. tourist spots

By Ashley Fantz CNN.comDrug traffickers are planting millions of marijuana plants on U.S. public lands... - Full Story


U.S., Mexico to improve border police communication

Associated PressMEXICO CITY — Mexico and the U.S. are creating a trans-border communications network... - Full Story

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