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Poll Shows Pa. Voters Want Armed Security Officers in Schools 

A newly released poll found 69% of Pennsylvania voters favor requiring school districts to put an armed officer in every school, with 73% of...

Police union demands firing of anti-cop Interior spokesman 

by Paul Bedard, Washington Secrets Columnist  The police union that represents the U.S. Park Police today called on the Interior secretary to dump her chief spokesman...

NYPD Prepares for Mass Protests in Wake of War in Israel

NYPD officers patrol a neighborhood in Brooklyn with a large Orthodox Jewish community Thursday.

Human Testimony at Question

Editorial Director and retired Lt. Frank Borelli comments on a Maryland Supreme Court case that could have far-reaching implications for law enforcement. Source officer.com News Just...

Lawsuit settlement: Portland PD can no longer use distraction devices for crowd control

PD must abide by a 14-month injunction that requires LEOs to restrict their use of tear gas, less-lethal munitions, pepper spray and long-range acoustic...

Penn. Might be Close to Giving Police Radar for Speed Enforcement

Supporters of a bill that would allow local police to use radar guns to enforce speed limits are encouraging Pennsylvania residents to contact lawmakers...

For Officers, Consumer Messaging Apps are Insecure and Illegal

Using consumer apps to communicate on-duty? You could be breaking the law. By Jeff Halstead, co-founder & president of Evertel Mobile technology has had a tremendous impact...

Ala. Sheriff Wants Resource Officers in Every County School

Even before the Uvalde mass school shooting, Madison County Sheriff Kevin Turner wanted student resource officers at every county school, and officials have approved...

Commission OKs Regulations for Mass. Police Officer Recertification

Massachusetts' Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission approved regulations to recertify officers after discussing how an agency should assess an officer's character. By Chris Van Buskirk...

Bail Set at $5M for Man Accused of Killing Wash. Police Officer

Everett Police Officer Dan Rocha, who had been with the department since 2017, was shot at least two times in the head and then...

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