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August 13, 2015

Baltimore officer on restrictive duty after allegedly waving his gun

A photo posted on Instagram shows an officer allegedly waving his gun at a group of people - Full Story
August 13, 2015

Miami police recruiting in overdrive amid political pressure

Commissioners have increased spending by millions of dollars over the past two years in order to bolster the department - Full Story
August 13, 2015
Black, white Texas cops take stand with 'his life matters' viral photo

Black, white Texas cops take stand with 'his life matters' viral photo

A photo going viral features two cops standing together with a message on their palms and arrows pointed at one another - Full Story
August 13, 2015

Ill. governor signs police guidelines for body cameras

State has become first to establish wide-ranging law enforcement rules for bodycams - Full Story
August 12, 2015

Police embrace their community through social media

National Fraternal Order of Police Conference discussed departments across the country utilizing social media - Full Story
July 26, 2015
New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

New Yorker rises from school teacher to FBI boss

The first Hispanic to run the FBI's largest field office almost never got there - Full Story
July 22, 2015

Pittsburgh struggles to recruit officers

Police are having a hard time replacing retirees and bringing the bureau's strength to 900 - Full Story
July 13, 2015

Austin PD wants 410 cops for community policing

Austin police plans to more than double the amount of officers in the next few years - Full Story
July 13, 2015
Philly PD sees shrinking diversity numbers

Philly PD sees shrinking diversity numbers

Amid efforts to recruit in a multiracial city, the police department is still slowly fading to white - Full Story
July 10, 2015

Why Texas police top the list of overtime earners

U.S. Labor Department confirmed its Wage and Hour Division is investigating the Austin Police Department - Full Story



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