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NAPO encourages review of 2018 LOD report to promote situational awareness

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: February 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Justice COPS Office released their report regarding Line of Duty Deaths for Law Enforcement Officers in 2018 and NAPO Executive Director Bill Johnson called the results sobering. “As you can see, the number of deliberate shootings of officers increased over 2017, and ambushes and shootings of multiple officers in a single […]

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Michigan Law Enforcement monument expected to be built by summer

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: December 19, 2018

Photo courtesy of Andrew Belanger, Department of Technology, Management, & BudgetThe state broke ground Oct. 18, 2018 for the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument in a ceremony attended by (from left) Marilyn DeJong, widow of Past Commissioner James Niewiek, Chairman Lin Emmert, Commissioner Deodge Hill, Former Commissioner Kathy Cole Brown, Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, […]

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Line-of-duty deaths up 7 percent in first half of 2018

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: October 31, 2018

– Excerpted from the Law Enforcement Memorial Fund Mid-year line-of-duty deaths increased by 7 percent overall in the first half of 2018 compared to the same timeframe last year. But a comparison of firearms-related law enforcement deaths was 24 percent higher by June 30, 2018, according to preliminary data. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial […]

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National Law Enforcement Museum opening this fall

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: August 20, 2018

The long awaited National Law Enforcement Museum at the Motorola Solutions Foundation Building is gearing up for their grand opening this fall and the interactive, high-tech museum is sure to impress. Visitors will have a unique look at the profession through interactive “walk in the shoes” experiences of law enforcement officers, connecting them to past, […]

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Ford selling hybrid pursuit-rated sedan, first-ever pursuit-rated pickup

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 27, 2018

— Excerpted from Ford Motor Company and media reports Ford Motor Company is taking orders for two hybrid law enforcement vehicles and has brought the first-ever pursuit-rated pickup truck to market. Ford revealed its 2019 Police Responder Hybrid Sedan, the first pursuit-rated hybrid vehicle designed for urban or local patrol work, at the Los Angeles […]

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2017 police suicides expected to exceed LOD deaths

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: July 17, 2018

— By POJ Editor Jennifer Gomori with excerpts from lawofficer.com, Lansing State Journal & other media reports A high number of suicides among law enforcement officers in 2017 has reversed what was hoped to be a declining trend. There were 102 self-inflicted deaths identified, but suicides for the year are really expected to be 140, […]

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Big push underway for final state Law Enforcement memorial donations

Posted by: Jennifer Gomori Posted date: June 6, 2018

— By Jennifer Gomori, POJ Editor with excerpts from Lansing State Journal The finish line is in sight for the Michigan Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Monument (MLEOM) to raise the needed funds to begin construction, but so is the end of a state matching grant which makes it possible. The MLEOM Commission needs your help […]

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