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    Poll Finds That most NJ Residents Don't Feel Budget Cuts Have Impacted Public Safety

    NEW JERSEY - A new poll finds most New Jerseyans are satisfied with local police services and do not feel budget cuts have impacted public safety. The Monmouth University/Gannett New Jersey Press Media Poll out today also finds a majority of respondents see little benefit to merging police departments. Fifty-two percent oppose the idea of a countywide police force, while 38 ...
    Published about 8 years ago | Rated -3
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    Inner-City Students Honoring Sheriff With Ceremony, Award

    CHICAGO — A non-profit organization that helps inner-city students is honoring Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart. Minds Matter of Chicago says Dart has a commitment to education and has tried to ensure a bright future for Chicago youth. The organization was founded in 2006 and serves dozens of students from low-income families by providing help with college preparation. An awards ceremony ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +3
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    Wounded Wisconsin Officer's Recovery Progressing

    FOND DU LAC, Wis.— The Fond du Lac police officer shot and wounded during a confrontation with a suspect has been moved out of intensive care. Physicians at Theda Clark Medical Center say 33-year-old Ryan Williams "is doing phenomenal." Williams was critically injured by two gunshots to the chest last weekend. His comrade, Officer Craig Birkholz, was killed by the gunman, ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +12
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    Deputy Takes Over RI State Police on Interim Basis

    NORTH SCITUATE, R.I.—The Rhode Island State Police is getting a temporary new leader following the resignation of Col. Brendan Doherty. Doherty says his deputy will take over as superintendent on an interim basis once his resignation becomes effective Friday. Lt. Col. Raymond White will serve as the acting superintendent of the state police until Doherty's successor, Steven O'Donnell, can officially assume ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -2
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    Officers Learn Latest Surrounding Identity Theft Crimes

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- While Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton has declared the week of April 24 as "Identity Theft Awareness Week", state law enforcement officials heard the latest about identity theft crimes from the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association (LEEDA) and LifeLock, the industry leader in proactive identity theft protection. The free Identity Theft Summit was hosted by ITT Technical ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Group Raising Money to Help Protect Sheriff Joe's Image

    Group Raising Money to Help Protect Sheriff Joe's Image
    PHOENIX -- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's image has taken a hit lately for his illegal immigration crackdowns and allegations he may have abused his power. Arpaio is also under investigation by the federal government and could face criminal charges. A close political ally has now come forward to help the sheriff protect his reputation. Vernon Parker is the former mayor ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Lay More Charges Against Base Commander

    Police Lay More Charges Against Base Commander
    BELLEVILLE, Ontario — A former top Canadian military commander and elite pilot accused of murdering two women and sexually assaulting two others has now been charged with 82 counts of burglary, police said Thursday. Col. Russell Williams, who once flew Queen Elizabeth II and other dignitaries around Canada, was the commander of Canada's largest Air Force base until he was charged ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -3
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    911 Recording: Calm Exchange in NH Bus Bomb Scare

    CONCORD, N.H. — A police dispatch log made during a Greyhound bus bomb scare that drew a massive police presence describes what appeared to be someone holding a handgun on board, a man taking his shirt off and a woman who tried to get off the bus but stopped, according to records released Tuesday. The transcript of comments made among police ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated -1
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    Feds Award $46 Million to Help State Police Health Insurance Rate Increases

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Health insurance premium hikes will get a harder look in most parts of the country, thanks to an infusion of federal cash for state regulators. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced $46 million in federal grants to help states strengthen their oversight of health insurance rate hikes. It's the first installment of $250 million ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives

    Police Layoffs Could Cost Lives
    NEWARK, NJ - When a skeletal staff in the city clerk’s office can’t get to a ringing phone, citizens can leave a message and wait for a return call. But when a phone goes unanswered in a police or fire station, people could die. The ultimate bottom line in the massive budget cuts rolling violently throughout the state might not be ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Stepmother of Missing Boy Urged to Cooperate With Police

    PORTLAND, Ore. — The biological parents of a missing Oregon boy say the 7-year-old's stepmother hasn't responded to their public pleas to fully cooperate with investigators. Kyron Horman's father, mother and stepfather said in an e-mail to news organizations late Monday that they believe Terri Moulton Horman still hasn't resumed speaking to law enforcement. Kyron's mother and father asked Terri Horman ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Chicago to Spend $25M to Fight School Violence

    Mayor Daley today unveiled plans to use $25 million in federal economic stimulus funds to save “lost” students at Chicago Public high schools and expand the reach of three programs aimed at combating school violence. The cornerstone is a $10 million mentoring program for 1,500 high-risk students at 13 high schools. Currently, 250 students get the special attention. Mentors drawn from ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Police Lieutenant Struck by Car During Pursuit 'Going to be OK'

    A Baltimore police lieutenant hit by a car involved in a chase of suspects Wednesday evening is "going to be OK," a spokesman for the city department said. The lieutenant, whose name was not made available, remained hospitalized Thursday with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Anthony J. Guglielmi, the spokesman. The lieutenant, who is assigned to the patrol division, was manning a ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +4
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    Tulsa-Area Officers to Give Tornado Aid

    Tulsa-area law enforcement officers are reaching out to help their counterparts in Alabama and Mississippi who were hardest hit by the tornadoes last week. Ten-Four Ministries is working with law enforcement officers in the Tulsa area to help officers in the communities of Hackleburg and Phil Campbell, Ala., and Smithville, Miss., said Tulsa Police Capt. Travis Yates. The police departments in ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated +2
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    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs

    Philly Police To Acquire 1,000 Additional TASERs
    PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Police Department has agreed to buy 1,000 TASERs to expand the use of less-than-lethal weapons by officers often called upon to deal with unruly, mentally ill people. The cost, about $850,000, will be paid from a pool of federal stimulus money the city received last year. In total, the department is to receive $1.9 million to buy ...
    Published about 9 years ago | Rated +6
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    Hero Officer Helps Family Escape House Blaze

    ST. CLOUD, MN - St. Cloud police officer Matt Gannon was mere seconds away from the end of his Sunday morning shift and on his way home when he happened upon a burning house. "I got out of my squad car and started pounding on doors, trying to get people out of there," Gannon said. Thanks to his action, two adults ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +8
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    San Francisco Police Rescue Man From Water Near Pier

    San Francisco police rescued a man in the water near Pier 45 today, the U.S. Coast Guard said. A man was seen swimming in the water near the Harbor Queen vessel and encountered some sort of difficulty, Petty Officer David Font said. Police were notified of the issue by Harbor Queen crewmembers just before 4 p.m., Font said. "Police made sure ...
    Published over 8 years ago | Rate This
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    Houston Police Probe Constable's Shooting Death

    Houston police say a Harris County deputy constable has been fatally shot. City police officers responding to a pre-dawn 911 call Tuesday found the body of 47-year-old Deputy Constable Ronnie Earl Brewer in his car. Houston police said in a Thursday news release that a woman is facing a weapon theft charge in connection with the case. Two other people have ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rated -1
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    Dept. Raises $60K in Drug Seizure Vehicle Auction

    DETROIT - To John Clark, the 1989 Chevrolet Caprice represented a possible buy: It was cruddy under the hood, but had sparkling rims and a killer sound system. To Detroit police, it represented dollar signs. The vehicle -- seized in a drug investigation -- was among 75 auctioned off Tuesday, generating more than $60,000 for the department's growing narcotics forfeiture fund. ...
    Published almost 9 years ago | Rated +6
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    Police, Clergy Teaming Up for Community Ambassadors Program

    DES MOINES, Iowa— Des Moines police, local pastors and other volunteers are preparing a new liaison program that will use community ambassadors. The Des Moines Register says the program will be coordinated by the police department and members of Des Moines' Black Ministerial Alliance. It builds on the work of the Rev. Irvin Lewis, the police chaplain who died last summer ...
    Published almost 8 years ago | Rate This
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