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January 11, 2014
Retiring LA Sheriff Baca to return as reserve deputy

Retiring LA Sheriff Baca to return as reserve deputy

Despite commanding the largest Sheriff's Department in the nation, Baca has always been willing to do the work of those in the lower ranks - Full Story
January 07, 2014
NYPD takes over after ASPCA closes enforcement unit

NYPD takes over after ASPCA closes enforcement unit

In December, the ASPCA laid off most of its 17 remaining law enforcement agents; small staff couldn't handle the volume of abuse reports - Full Story
December 31, 2013

Firing overruled for Ohio trooper who left drunk man at Taco Bell

Two deputies who were also at the scene were fired from their jobs and will not get them back - Full Story
December 30, 2013
Dallas cop fired for shooting unarmed carjacking suspect

Dallas cop fired for shooting unarmed carjacking suspect

The officer's lawyer argued that she truly feared for her life when she fired at him, despite reports that his hands were raised and empyty - Full Story
December 27, 2013
Outgoing commish Ray Kelly reflects on job

Outgoing commish Ray Kelly reflects on job

Raymond Kelly puts credit for a record reduction in crime on the officers who patrol the city's streets - Full Story
December 26, 2013

NYPD: Down with officers, up with K-9s

The department has slashed the number of officers by 17% over the past 12 years, but its force of crimefighting canines has nearly doubled - Full Story
December 25, 2013

Md. cops among volunteers delivering Christmas to kids

Volunteers of The Sharing Foundation, a 22-year-old nonprofit organization, had spent the year collecting items to provide a Christmas surprise to more than 475 children and youth - Full Story
December 20, 2013

Fla. PD reinstates officer fired over contradicted report

Isaiah Pitts was originally accused of falsifying facts in a police report - Full Story
December 19, 2013

Newtown chief withdraws request to fire officer with PTSD

Chief Michael Kehoe sent a letter to the town police commission and to 12-year veteran Thomas Bean last week - Full Story
December 18, 2013

Toledo chief-to-be says policing is lifelong dream

The now-Lieutenant Bill Moton, who will be appointed chief, says taking the job is 'a way to give back' - Full Story



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