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Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders John Vanek - Task Force Leadership

Why individual integrity is a fundamental value in police leaders

As our nation struggles with the current uneasy state of police-community relations, police officers — and police leaders — who can instill community trust through their personal integrity are valuable assets - Full Story

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3 advantages of becoming a values-based police agency Barry Reynolds - Leadership, Management, and Policing

3 advantages of becoming a values-based police agency

Many departments are migrating from a policy-driven organization to a values-based agency in which behaviors and actions are expected to comply with the organization’s mission and values - Full Story

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Cop impersonator caught posing as firefighter

Cop impersonator caught posing as firefighter

Already convicted of stealing a police car and impersonating an officer, suspect is now in trouble for posing as firefighter - Full Story

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What police can do to reduce July 4th celebratory gunfire Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

What police can do to reduce July 4th celebratory gunfire

Data collected and distributed by SST/ShotSpotter suggests that the July 4th holiday weekend is the busiest time of the year for dangerous celebratory gunfire in the United States - Full Story

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Cuffed Ark. woman steals and crashes cruiser

Suspect squeezed through a partition into the driver's seat then sped away, eventually flipping the vehicle.

GREENWOOD (KFSM)- Jessica Sterling, 23, is in custody after she stole a Greenwood Police Department patrol car Tuesday (June 16) and crashed into a gas well, according to the Greenwood Police Department.

Police shut down a portion of Long Ridge Road following the crash and said it’ll be blocked off until the gas well is shut off and the wreck is cleaned up. Gas was leaking, but no one was in danger or evacuated, police said.

According to Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson, his officers were called to a domestic dispute on Dogwood Street where Sterling fled in her own car taking police on a high-speed chase. Officers stopped the suspect after she crashed into a fence on South Coker Street and had to secure her wrists behind her back because she was being aggressive, Dawson said.

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While she was in the back of the patrol car, Sterling attempted to break out of a rear window and officers then secured her wrists behind her back, as well as using leg irons and a hobble. While officers inspected Sterling’s vehicle, she removed the hobble, transitioned the cuffs from the back to the front of her and was able to slide open the partition window and climb to the front of the car. She then sped off in the officer’s vehicle and eventually crashed into a gas well on Long Ridge Road overturning the car and setting off a gas leak, according to Dawson.

Dawson said she traveled a total of about four miles in the vehicle.

When officers arrived on the scene of the second crash, Sterling was attempting to get an assault rifle out of a locked gun box, Dawson said.

Sterling faces 15 charges including DWI, criminal mischief and theft of property.

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Video: Cuffed Ark. woman steals, crashes cruiser

Suspect squeezed through a partition into the driver's seat then sped away, eventually flipping the vehicle - Full Story

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LAPD union battling proposed gun-lock measure

Union argues that retired officers shouldn't be held to rules - Full Story

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Cops compete in World Police and Fire Games

The games bring together local, state and national law enforcement officers, agents and emergency responders in competition - Full Story

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Detroit officials call for stricter policies in pursuits

Detroit officials call for stricter policies in pursuits

National statistics show Mich. is one of the deadliest states when it comes to the number of people killed in pursuits - Full Story



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