Supreme Court Sides with Police in California Shooting Case

A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with sheriffs deputies in a legal dispute stemming from 2010, when an innocent couple was shot while California deputies searched for a wanted man. The justices overturned an award of $4 million in damages to the couple and ordered a lower court to take another look at whether the deputies should be...

5 Common Crimes Committed by Sovereign Citizens

Law enforcement must understand the sovereign citizen movement, and be able to identify specific components that make up the movement, in order to protect themselves. In a study conducted by The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) in 2014, law enforcement agencies identified the sovereign citizen...

Tribute to Fallen Officers and K9 in May 2017

On this last day of May, with Police Week and Memorial Day services still fresh in our minds, we wish to pay tribute to the officers and K9 who fell in the line of duty this month. As you scroll through the names, you will probably notice that many of these officers were lost in violent incidents with suspects, rather than accidents. We will never...

In Opioid Crisis, A New Risk for Police: Accidental Overdose

Accidental exposures to drugs are an increasing danger to field officers and K-9s, especially now that fentanyl which is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and 30 to 50 times more potent than heroin is commonly mixed into street drugs. This May 25, 2017 photo shows Harford County Major John R. Simpson is seen at the Harford...

Police Body Camera Bill Becomes Nevada Law

CARSON CITY A bill requiring law enforcement officers statewide to wear body cameras was signed into law Thursday by Gov. Brian Sandoval. The governor signed 12 bills into law including a statewide broadband modernization effort. But he also vetoed seven measures, including bills dealing with collective bargaining and the prevailing...

Counter-Terrorism Officials in Las Vegas Address Manchester Attack

Officials with the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center, also known as the Fusion Center, are staying vigilant following the terror attack at the Manchester Arena. Captain Christopher Darcy with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said terrorists change their tactics and "lone-wolf" attacks have become more common. "Whether it...

Sweet Story of Appreciation for Officer M. Butler

I know Officer Butler. He is a great cop and a better man. We don't see enough positive recognition for officers. Good work! Officer: Sorry, you're just going too fast! 55 in a 35. Me: Don't say sorry! 100% my fault! Officer: Hahaha. Where are you going? To work? Me: Hahaha! No, I just left work and I'm all pumped up and...

Remember Their Names: Fallen Officers Honored at Annual Police Ceremony

Bagpipes sounded, officers saluted and guns fired in salute as about 50 fallen Southern Nevada law enforcement officers dating back as far as 1866 were honored Thursday night in the northeast valley. Tonight is about remembrance and tonight is about family, said Metro Police Sheriff Joseph Lombardo as about 500 Southern Nevadans,...