Shortage of emergency dispatchers prompts Maine to consider improving benefits

Shortage of emergency dispatchers prompts Maine to consider improving benefits

Matt Byrne Portland Press Herald, Maine AUGUSTA, Maine — A nagging shortage of emergency dispatchers who answer calls to police and fire departments around the state has prompted legislation that could improve the pension benefits earned by the workers. Legislators...
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Roundtable: 20 years after Columbine, are our schools safer?

Roundtable: 20 years after Columbine, are our schools safer?

By PoliceOne Staff April 20, 2019, marks the 20th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting in Littleton, Colorado. The two perpetrators, who were twelfth-grade students at the school, murdered 12 students and one teacher and injured 21 others. At...
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How Columbine gave rise to threat assessment teams

How Columbine gave rise to threat assessment teams

By Jaclyn Schildkraut As we approach the 20th anniversary of the Columbine high school shooting, there is the inevitable question of, “What have we learned?” Shootings in schools and other public places continue to occur, leaving us grappling with ...
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Senior slugger: 65-year-old woman hits burglar with bat

Senior slugger: 65-year-old woman hits burglar with bat

Associated Press GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When a Florida woman heard a noise and saw a man trying to break into her car early Sunday, she took matters into her own hands. Clarese Gainey, 65, of Gainesville tells WGFL that she...
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Appeal focuses on Sandy Hook officials' actions before shooting

Appeal focuses on Sandy Hook officials' actions before shooting

Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. — Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to follow mandated security protocol and order a lockdown that may have saved lives immediately after the gunman shot his way through the locked entrance, a lawyer for the.....
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Former Mich. trooper found guilty in ATV death

Former Mich. trooper found guilty in ATV death

By PoliceOne Staff DETROIT — A former Michigan trooper has been found guilty of the death of a man who was riding an ATV. According to local news station WXYZ, former Trooper Mark Bessner was on trial for the death...
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Ohio police chief writes touching tribute to community following damaging tornado

Ohio police chief writes touching tribute to community following damaging tornado

By PoliceOne Staff SHELBY, Ohio — Following an EF-2 tornado that caused damage to the community, the city of Shelby’s police chief shared his appreciation in a touching tribute, local news station FOX 8 reports. "We have been so blessed...
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NJ police team up with Basketball Cops Foundation to give kids much-needed basketball hoop

By PoliceOne Staff GARFIELD, NJ — Officers in a New Jersey city brought some joy to their community last Thursday through the game of basketball. The department teamed up with viral police hooper and founder of the Basketball Cops Foundation,...
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Previously deported Haitian sentenced for aggravated identity theft

Previously deported Haitian sentenced for aggravated identity theft

According to court documents, in 2007, Alain Nezius, 36, was removed to Haiti following multiple convictions for possession of cocaine, delivery of cocaine, and possession of cocaine with the intent to sell or deliver it. Source link
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DOJ releases reports focusing on safety and wellness of U.S. law enforcement

DOJ releases reports focusing on safety and wellness of U.S. law enforcement

By PoliceOne Staff WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice released two complementary reports focusing on the mental health and safety of the nation’s federal, state, local and tribal police officers Wednesday. The reports, Law Enforcement Mental He...
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