National Police Week honored 135 fallen

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In 2016, the profession of law enforcement, and our nation, lost 135 police officers in the line of duty. This national figure is the highest it has been since 2001, with nearly half of these brave men and women having been killed in ambush-style attacks; with the remaining being a result of various other incidents, including traffic-related accidents and suffering heart attacks on the job. This May marks the 55th year, in which thousands of police officers, law enforcement professionals, friend...
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55th National Police Week

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May 2017 marks the 55th year by which our nation will pay tribute to the men and women of our local, state and federal peace officers. National Police Week is an annual event, conceived from “Police Day”, which was created in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation, designating May 15 as a time in which our nation would pause, gather, and most of all, to remember, those brave men and women who gave their final breath for the sake of justice. In the years and decades to follow,...
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14 people shot, 5 officers killed in shooting at Dallas protest

14 people shot, 5 officers killed in shooting at Dallas protest
Mayor Mike Rawlings has confirmed 12 police officers were shot and five were killed in an attack by snipers in downtown Dallas at a peaceful protest of officer-involved shootings across the country on Thursday night. "These heroes died at the hands of cowards by being ambushed while protecting and serving the citizens of Dallas as they exercised their First Amendment rights." Our hearts and prayers go out to the officers and families of those wounded in this tragic event. - NLLEO To read fu...
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Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present

Honoring American Heroes, Past and Present
Law enforcement officers are people like you and me who want to make a difference. Serving the communities that we all share is just a part of what these humble heroes do. Standing up for those who can not stand up for themselves is just in their blood. Despite the dangers, they proudly put on their uniforms and badges every day, for us. National Peace Officer’s Memorial Day has become a day for us to unite as a community and to honor those who have given their lives to protect us, our families ...
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The State of Policing in America Reported by MSNBC

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Most of us get up in the morning. go about our days and never think about our local law enforcement officers, unless we hear another negative story on the news.  There is a perception that there are a lot of bad cops out there.  However the reality is that 99.1% of Law Enforcement officers are NOT accused of any misconduct of any kind.    In 2015, 965 civilians were fatally shot by officers, this kind of situation gets the media’s attention, understandably. However, it is imp...
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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats
When you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."   Today, the n...
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Gone But Not Forgotten ...

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Our hearts go out to all the families that were killed in last Sunday nights tornado that struck several states including Van, Texas. Everywhere communities are coming together to help identify those who have lost their lives. The Garland Police Department was able to confirm that David Tapley who lost his life on Sunday night was a retired lieutenant of the Garland Police Department. He retired in 2006 after serving 22 years on the force. David and his wife, Brenda, lived in Van, TX about an ho...
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DPA to Dallas Cowboys: "Thanks for the Support"

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The Dallas Police Association (DPA) would like to thank the Dallas Cowboys Football Club and the Jerry Jones family for their law enforcement tribute ceremony prior to the playoff game last month against the Detroit Lions. The Dallas Cowboys’ pregame ceremony featured 200 police officers from several local agencies dressed in Class A uniforms entering the field holding a large American flag during the presentation of the national anthem. The officers received a loud and emotional ovation from th...
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Christmas Toy Drive Huge Success!

Christmas Toy Drive Huge Success!
On December 9, 2014 we held our annual Christmas Party and Toy Drive. We raised money to buy toys for less-fortunate kids. This year we hope to give toys to 800 kids. On December 16 and 17, 2014 we held our toy giveaway. During this two day event, we gave away over 500 toys to very appreciative kids from the City of Dallas. We will continue to give away toys until we meet or exceed our goal of 800! See our Facebook and Twitter accounts for pictures. Thank you, NLLEO Board   Click Here to Vi...
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Fired Wis. Officer Describes Deadly Shooting

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Officer told superiors he became concerned for his safety as soon as he saw the odd way the man was lying on the ground in a park By M.L. Johnson Associated Press (AP Image) MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee police officer fired after fatally shooting a mentally ill man told superiors he became concerned about his safety as soon as he saw the odd way the man was lying on the ground in a downtown park, according to documents released Thursday. Police Chief Edward Flynn fired Officer Christopher Manney, 38,...
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San Bernardino Police Union: Truce Over

By Ryan Hagen, The Sun The police officer association's nearly yearlong truce with the city is over, the union's attorney said Wednesday in a filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. And so it's asking for two actions — one to move along a case they say is languishing in court, the other as a "counterpunch" against a city they allege "pulled the rug out" in the disputed breakdown of a tentative contract agreement. Noting that the city's bankruptcy case is now in its third year and has cost city taxpayer...
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Jailed Cop Killer Picked as Vt. Commencement Speaker

Man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater Associated Press FRACKVILLE, Pa. — A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater. Goddard College, a liberal arts college in Plainfield with 600 students, says on its website that Mumia Abu-Jamal's recorded remarks will be played Sunday at a commence...
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Growing Use Of Police Body Cams Raises Privacy Concerns

For many departments, questions remain about when officers should be allowed to turn off such cameras — especially in cases involving domestic violence or rape victims By Matt Pearce Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Scores of law enforcement agencies already use body-worn cameras, and calls for more have only grown across the U.S. after recent cases involving use of force have pitted the word of police officers against angry residents. The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and the Los Angel...
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Obama: Mistrust of Police Corroding America

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"That is not the society we want. It's not the society that our children deserve." By Darlene Superville Associated Press (AP Image) WASHINGTON — The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administrat...
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Case Involving Arrest by Ferguson Officer on Hold

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Suspect's attorney wants the charge dismissed because he doesn't expect Darren Wilson, who didn't attend the preliminary hearing, to show up in court By Alan Scher Zagier Associated Press (AP Image) CLAYTON, Mo. — A drug case stemming from an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting. A judge approved prosecutors' request Monday to send the case involving an arrest by officer Darren Wilson to a St. Louis County...
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Internet and Website Safety Tips

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Though there have been many scares about what can happen to children or teenagers on the internet, adults should be safe as well. There is no limit to the amount of risk adults come in contact with such as sexual predators, criminals who are seeking out your personal information on social networking sites, buying habits, frequently used sites, and many others.  Here are some tips to help prevent you from being a target: -Do not share things such as email addresses, usernames and passwords. ...
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Domestic Violence

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You can feel so vulnerable during domestic violence situations. Here are some protection tips for you at home while you are still with your abuser, in your car, and with your cell phone. I am also including tips regarding your finances, belongings, and reputation to help you feel more in control. Abuser's want total control over you. If they can't have you, they may try to destroy you in every way possible, or take your life. These protection tips are to help you get through this difficult seaso...
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Crime Prevention

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Simple Crime Prevention: Anyone can be a target of even the simplest of crimes. Here are some tips to keep you safe in your everyday life: -Always be aware of your surroundings and who is around you. Take time to observe what people are wearing and what they look like in case you have to describe it later to someone.  -Do not leave any items in your car that may be seen as valuable to someone else. Do not give thieves the opportunity. Put valuables in the trunk or cover them so they are not...
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