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Ford 2020 Interceptor Utility boasts lifesaving design

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: September 27, 2019

­ Excerpted from news media Police Officers have one more line of defense against being injured by other drivers. Ford Motor Company has redesigned the body of the 2020 Police Interceptor Utility, which includes 160 pounds of extra steel to create a substructure that helps protect occupants in a rear-end collision. Police Interceptor Utility is […]

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Study examines racial influence in officer involved shootings

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 5, 2019

NAPO is sharing the results of a new study by faculty researchers at the Departments of Psychology at the University of Maryland and Michigan State University about the influence of race in fatal officer involved shootings. The study examines both the race of the officer and the race of the offender. The authors were looking […]

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Line-of-Duty Deaths decrease 35 percent in first half of 2019

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: August 2, 2019

– Excerpted from National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Law Enforcement Officer line of duty mid-year 2019 deaths are down 35 percent compared to the same time period last year. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund issued a new 2019 Mid-Year Law Enforcement Officer Fatalities Report with preliminary data through June 30, 2019. According […]

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FBI Report examines ambushes, unprovoked attacks of officers

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 29, 2019

The Department of Homeland Security is sharing an FBI report regarding the alarming trend of ambushes and unprovoked attacks on our nations law enforcement. The report offers insight into the motivation of killers and would-be assassins, and also includes valuable information on officer responses and reactions. The Department of Homeland Security is sharing this information […]

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Wounded Detroit Officer receives Congressional Badge of Bravery

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 23, 2019

Detroit Police Officer Benjamin Atkinson was awarded the Congressional Badge of Bravery for risking his life to save his partner. Officer Atkinson was shot three times March 15, 2017 while his partner was on the ground bleeding and paralyzed. The officers were shot while attempting to stop Raymund Durham, the man who was charged with […]

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LEEP Dream Scholar makes national news in first year with Grand Rapids PD

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: April 19, 2019

Grand Rapids Police Officer Austin Lynema is making a very good impression in his first year on the force. The three-time Law Enforcement Education Program (LEEP) Dream Scholarship recipient gathered a group of fellow Grand Rapids Police Officers and organized a belated birthday party for a local boy who was being bullied. None of the […]

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