News >> Browse Articles

Browse Law Enforcement News Articles

  • -7

    San Francisco Police Seeking to Revisit Taser Debate

    San Francisco Police Seeking to Revisit Taser Debate
    San Francisco, CA (AP) -- In the wake of at least three recent officer-related shootings — including the video-recorded wounding of a knife-wielding man in a wheelchair — the San Francisco Police Department is reviving efforts to equip officers with less-lethal electric stun guns. It comes nearly a year after the Police Commission narrowly rejected the department's proposal to even explore ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -7
  • -57

    Police Applicant Dies After Completing Fitness Test

    Police Applicant Dies After Completing Fitness Test
    BALTIMORE - Baltimore police have identified the applicant who died during testing. The Sun's Frederick N. Rassmussen filed this report: The 29-year-old man who collapsed and died after finishing a 1.5-mile run as part of his application to become a Baltimore police officer was identified Saturday as Gilnord Charles. Baltimore Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Charles had passed the civil ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -57
  • -3

    Procedures to Be Reviewed After K9 Attacks Bystander

    Procedures to Be Reviewed After K9 Attacks Bystander
    KANSAS CITY - Kansas City police are investigating whether they need to tighten procedures after a police dog recently bolted from its handler and attacked an innocent woman on her front stoop. The dog bit the 56-year-old woman on her head and buttocks and broke her eyeglasses. The victim, who already feared dogs, required two staples on her head. She also ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -3
  • +19

    Iowa Residents Flock to Sheriffs Office for Gun Permits

    Iowa Residents Flock to Sheriffs Office for Gun Permits
    Several Iowa sheriffs' offices reported receiving 10 to 20 times as many weapons permit applications on Monday as they do most days. Monday was the first day government offices were open since Saturday, when a law took effect that requires sheriffs under most circumstances to issue permits to carry concealed weapons. Sheriffs previously had greater discretion to deny or restrict such ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +19
  • -32

    Police: Constable Shot After Sex with Prostitute

    Police: Constable Shot After Sex with Prostitute
    HOUSTON - Investigators say an off-duty Harris County deputy constable was shot after getting into an argument with a pimp over money following sex with a prostitute. Capital murder charges have been filed against 31-year-old Lee Eldridge Sonier, the alleged pimp, and 40-year-old Judy Lucille Hambrick, the alleged prostitute. According to a probable cause affidavit released Friday, Hambrick performed a sex ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -32
  • +43

    Family Dog Finds, Protects Missing Toddler Until Help Arrives

    Family Dog Finds, Protects Missing Toddler Until Help Arrives
    ELGIN, SC - When two year-old Tyler Jacobson went missing for 12 hours in bitterly cold temperatures - there was one best friend he could count on. In this case, however, his faithful companion had four legs and a very waggy tail. Police found the toddler being guarded by the family Labrador after he wandered out the back door of his ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +43
  • +5

    2010 Marks Record Low for NYPD Fatal Police-Involved Shootings

    2010 Marks Record Low for NYPD Fatal Police-Involved Shootings
    NEW YORK CITY - NYPD officers logged a record low number of fatal police-involved shootings last year, a new report shows. Last year, cops shot and killed eight people, wounding 16 others. The numbers are a sharp decrease from 2009, when police killed 12 and wounded 20. The report also shows there were 93 police-shooting incidents, which include accidental discharges and ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +5
  • -128

    Video Captures Territorial Pennsylvania Officers Brawl

    Video Captures Territorial Pennsylvania Officers Brawl
    COLWYN, PA -- In a bizarre territorial dispute, police officers from neighboring towns outside Philadelphia began brawling while a woman lay injured on the ground nearby, myFOXphilly.com revealed Thursday. Newly released video of the fracas shows officers from the Colwyn and Darby boroughs of Delaware County arguing over which police force should have responded to the incident. The confrontation happened last ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -128
  • -53

    Young Officer's Leg Severed After Collision With Drunk Driver

    SAN ANTONIO - San Antonio Police Officer Mike Thornton 27, remains at Brooke Army Medical Center where Police Chief Bill McManus said surgeons were unable to save the young officer's severed leg. At about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Thornton had parked his police unit on the upper ramp of I-35 and South Laredo Street. He was assisting a stranded motorist when McManus ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -53
  • -26

    NJ Cops to Lawmakers: We Need More Manpower!

    NJ Cops to Lawmakers: We Need More Manpower!
    TRENTON — Police and firefighters decried the wave of layoffs across New Jersey today, telling lawmakers there is no substitute for manpower in fighting crime and quickly responding to fires. Newark Det. James Stewart, vice president of the city’s police union, said since Newark laid off 162 police officers, crime has spiked in the state’s largest city. He said department figures ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -26
  • -7

    Former Murder Suspect Suing Police for Forced False Confession

    Former Murder Suspect Suing Police for Forced False Confession
    ZION, IL - A former Zion resident who spent five years in Lake County Jail charged with the murders of his 8-year-old daughter and her friend, filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday alleging police violated his civil rights by using physical and psychological abuse to force him to falsely confess. Lake County prosecutors pursued the death penalty while Jerry Hobbs "languished in ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated -7
  • -1

    WI Government Workers Miffed About Police Contract Exemptions

    WI Government Workers Miffed About Police Contract Exemptions
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker wants to make sure just about everyone who works for the government can't negotiate their working conditions — except for local police, firefighters and state troopers. Walker has introduced a bill that would strip public employees across the board — from teachers to snowplow drivers — of their right to collectively bargain ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -1
  • +10

    Cop Honored for Showing Younger Officers the Ropes

    DANBURY, Conn. -- He's been a cop longer than some of his colleagues have been alive, so Tom Schretzenmayer is someone younger officers often look to for advice as they learn the intricacies of police work. The 50-year-old Schretzenmayer has built a 30-plus year career in law enforcement, the first 20 or so in New Fairfield, where he joined the force ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated +10
  • Rate

    Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) Names New CEO

    Camdenton, Missouri- December 14, 2010- Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) today announced that its National Board has selected Mariah Hughes of Potosi, Missouri, as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer to oversee the organization following the pending retirement of C.O.P.S. Executive Director Suzie Sawyer. Ms. Hughes will begin her tasks on Monday, January 10, 2011. “An appointed Transition Committee of the ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rate This
  • -10

    DA Dismissing More Cases Due to SFPD Misconduct

    DA Dismissing More Cases Due to SFPD Misconduct
    SAN FRANCISCO - The San Francisco district attorney's office is expected to drop more than 40 cases today as a result of its ongoing police misconduct investigation. "It may be even more," said one source close to the review. District Attorney George Gascón - who was police chief when some of the questionable searches involving the undercover officers occurred - is ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -10
  • +17

    Deputy Smells Smoke, Saves Family's Lives

    Deputy Smells Smoke, Saves Family's Lives
    LA PRESA — An alert Sheriff’s Deputy on patrol in the La Presa neighborhood of East County may have averted a tragedy early Christmas morning when he smelled smoke in the distance. Deputy Mike Cruz followed the smell to a home on Stafford Avenue just east of state Route 125 and found a garage on fire just after 4:30 a.m. The ...
    Published over 6 years ago | Rated +17
  • -24

    LA Police Chief Supports Ban On Big Ammo Clips

    LOS ANGELES—The city's police chief endorsed a proposed ban Wednesday on the sale and possession of the types of high-capacity ammunition magazines that have been repeatedly used in mass shootings. If passed, the federal ban would prohibit any magazine that holds more than 10 rounds of ammunition, though magazines legally purchased before the ban's start date would be exempt. "Large capacity ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -24
  • -10

    Feds: Cop took $200 bribe to fix criminal case

    Feds: Cop took $200 bribe to fix criminal case
    A Revere police officer was charged with lying to FBI agents in a public corruption case, in which the FBI said it videotaped him taking a $200 bribe and agreeing to quash a pending criminal case. Officer Todd P. Randall, 40, was arrested at his True Street home yesterday morning, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Randall was charged in federal ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -10
  • -7

    Report: Journalist Died Due to Deputies' Mistakes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The daughter of a journalist killed 41 years ago by a tear gas missile fired by sheriff's deputies said Sunday that a new report from a civilian watchdog agency "asks more questions than it answers" about Ruben Salazar's death. In death, Salazar's name became a rallying point for Mexican-American civil rights activists protesting law enforcement's treatment of ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -7
  • -5

    Sheriff's Deputies Injured in Rare Airboat Collision

    Sheriff's Deputies Injured in Rare Airboat Collision
    BROWARD COUNTY, FL - A rare airboat collision left two Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies hurt, one badly, and a tour boat wrecked Wednesday in a stretch of the Everglades in northern Broward County, authorities said. The crash happened about 1:30 p.m. in a shallow, well-traveled section about four miles south of the Palm Beach County line. The sheriff's airboat was ...
    Published about 6 years ago | Rated -5
PoliceLink School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use PoliceLink's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.


* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.