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Pittsburgh police can now live outside city limits

An arbitration panel's ruling that Pittsburgh police officers should be allowed to live outside the city drew fire from leaders and residents - Full Story

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Police union wants deputies out of Pa. city

FOP officials, chiefs and officers from neighboring departments told a city council that a sheriff's plan to assume police functions and back up city officers is illegal - Full Story

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New policy says public has right to film Md. officers

The Baltimore Police Department has instituted a new policy that prohibits officers from stopping people from taping or photographing police actions - Full Story

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Calif. police, K-9 make wild arrest after man jumps in river

Police were responding to a call about someone trying to break into vehicles and found the stick-wielding suspect - Full Story

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Puerto Rico officer killed in shootout, partner wounded

Puerto Rico officer killed in shootout, partner wounded

Agent Joaquín Correa-Ortega and Sgt. Victor Perez were both fired upon while undercover conducting an arms purchase - Full Story

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10 signs you're a small town cop Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

10 signs you're a small town cop

You cain’t till it now, but they wuz a time when you nearly ‘bout needed a translator to git mah meanin’ - Full Story

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LAPD officials report positive reviews of body cameras

Two months into a trial of on-body cameras for Los Angeles Police Department officers, the devices have earned mostly positive feedback - Full Story

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NYPD commissioner: NYC 'becoming an incredibly safe city'

New York City so far this year has recorded a 10-day stretch with no slayings and a 24-hour period without even a nonfatal shooting, stabbing or slashing - Full Story

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City of Austin apologizes to cops for controversial 'police problem' tweet

The city of Austin has apologized for a tweet advising visitors attending South By Southwest to contact the police monitor's office if they have a problem with officers - Full Story

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Ore. police to roll out team focused on low-level offenses

The team of nine officers and one sergeant will have the choice to walk, bike, ride ATVs or patrol in cars to focus on quality-of-life problems - Full Story



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