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'Something Told Me That Cops Can't Be Gay'

Nathan Manske | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Nathan Manske

Dennis Rudder is from a small town in Texas, gay, and wanted to be a cop. Not exactly a common combination, which led him to years of depression and struggle.

Law Enforcement Lead West Virginia Efforts to Implement Syringe Exchange Programs

Tessie Castillo | Posted 01.12.2016 | Crime
Tessie Castillo

Some people were surprised when West Virginia became one of the first Southern states to operate an above-ground syringe exchange program. But for Jim Johnson, now retired Chief of Police for Huntington, West Virginia, syringe exchange was a common sense solution to an increasingly complex problem.

This Is How London Police Deal With A Knife-Wielding Suspect

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.06.2015 | Politics

On Saturday, a man allegedly stabbed three people in a London subway and then approached several officers. What happened next might surprise some Amer...

'Wizard Cops' Will Bust Your Magic-Wielding Ass

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.25.2015 | Comedy

"Wizard Cops" rule over their supernatural beat, taking down all manner of magically powered baddies. And don't even think about "hexting...

Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Cop?

Sandy Malone | Posted 10.26.2015 | Politics
Sandy Malone

It scares the hell out of me that we will not have another generation of good cops coming onto police departments because of the hatred and political environment. I don't want any of our family members or friends to join the police department, but I also don't want to live in a country where the people who should have been the cops don't want to be anymore.

St. Louis County Police Department Is Obsessed With SWAT Team

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 10.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The St. Louis County Police Department, which came under heavy criticism for what some called a “militarized” response ...

Cop Gives Pizza To Homeless Man, Goes Beyond Call Of Duty In Best Way

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.15.2015 | Good News

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Police Brutality and PTSD: Is There a Connection?

Constance Scharff, Phd | Posted 09.08.2015 | Impact
Constance Scharff, Phd

The vast majority of police officers fall somewhere in the middle of the mix, neither villains nor heroes, but hard-working, dedicated people doing a tough job - sometimes doing that job well and sometimes making poor choices.

NYPD Officers Fire 84 Shots At Suspect, Miss 83 Times

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.08.2015 | Crime

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'Provocative' Police Tactics Inflamed Ferguson Protests, Experts Find

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement officials responding to demonstrations and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the death of Michael Brown last Augus...

#BlackMenLove: What I did when I saw a Young Brother Pulled Over by the Police

BMe Community | Posted 08.28.2015 | Black Voices
BMe Community

There are some actions that feel unavoidable. Perhaps going beyond to help our young brothers feel safe during a traffic stop is one of them.

50 Loyal Deputies, Officers Shave Their Heads To Stand With Coworker Battling Cancer

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

These law enforcement members showed their support for a colleague who has cancer in a way that will have you buzzing.  Undersheriff William...

Man Dies Falling From Wall After Cops Use Taser During Chase

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.07.2015 | Crime

ATLANTA (AP) -- Police in the Atlanta area say a man died after falling from a wall during a police chase that involved a Taser. Multiple media outle...

Cop Fixes Boy's Bike, Takes 'Serve And Protect' To Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.05.2015 | Good News

Turns out the boys in blue can fix bikes, too. At least one of them anyway. A bystander in Shelton, Connecticut, snapped a photo of an ...

If This Article Offends You, Don't Become a Cop

Neal Wooten | Posted 07.24.2015 | Crime
Neal Wooten

Some people just shouldn't be police officers. It's a sad fact. They don't have the right temperament, the right attitude, nor are they capable of separating their personal feelings from their profession.

Why Cops Know More About You Than Paramedics

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 07.22.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

I am by no means an expert in health IT, but I do know that we need to demand more from these systems. And that includes more interoperability, easier access, and up-to-date information.

Police Officers, Sheriffs, Rangers, and Marshals: What's the Difference?

Quora | Posted 07.21.2015 | Crime

Police are usually general-purpose law enforcement officers. They are most often employed by a city government, but may be employed by a county, state, college, hospital, transit district, or other quasi-governmental organization with the power to create a law enforcement branch.

11 Step-by-Step Procedures Taken After a Police Shooting

Quora | Posted 07.17.2015 | Crime

The procedures will vary from one agency to another.

Policeman Buys Diapers, Shoes For Mom Of 6 Who Was Caught Shoplifting

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.14.2015 | Good News

When a mother in need expected to get in trouble with the law, she was met with a moving show of generosity, instead.  Sarah Robinson, a mo...

Dozing Cop Lets Five Prisoners Escape

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.08.2015 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

A dozing police offer in the Philippines enabled a quintet of prisoners to escape confinement, sources say.

The Real Cost of New Cops

David Feige | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
David Feige

New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio's unveiled his 78.5 billion dollar budget proposal this week. In it, one big ticket item: 1,300 new police officers. The hiring initiative is great politics but it is terrible policy.

Lilly Workneh

Hosts Of Texas Pool Party Describe What Happened Moments Before Cops Arrived | Lilly Workneh | Posted 06.08.2015 | Black Voices

Lashauna Burks said her daughter simply wanted to celebrate the end of the school year with her friends on Friday by hosting a party that promised foo...

Jason Cherkis

Cover Up: D.C. Police Cited For Refusing To Identify Themselves In Hundreds of Cases | Jason Cherkis | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia's Office of Police Complaints issued a scathing report this week on how officers with the Metropolitan Police ...

Man Wins Fallen Deputy's Patrol Car At Auction, Gives The Keys To Grieving Sons

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News

Two Colorado brothers now have a beautiful way to remember their late father, all thanks to a selfless man with a huge sense of compassion. Sam Br...

We Often Forget to Say Thank You and Sometimes It's Too Late

Tom Gerdy | Posted 05.08.2015 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

Sometimes it takes a lot of words to make a point but at other times a few sentences will do. Kevin McRae worked with my son on the Washington, DC department.