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Nov
28

Police Officers Mentoring Youth is a WIN-WIN-WIN

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“Let me tell you something…these programs work!! They break down barriers, and teach police officers and citizens to trust and depend on each other.”  Bob Kraemer President, Cops and Kids Foundation, Inc. Youth–Police Departments–Communities all benefit from a well organized, successfully run youth…

Nov
22

K-9 Officers Getting a Second Leash on Life

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German Shepherds are loyal, noble, and smart. These qualities make them great police dogs. A K-9 starts training for police work when it’s still a puppy and usually, these furry cops work until they’re about 7 to 8 years old. However, the breed…

Nov
16

Learning from the Pros: Tips for Rookies

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Just because you’ve read something in a book, taken some courses, or gone through basic training, any seasoned veteran police officer knows there is still a long, long way to go before a rookie becomes a streetwise cop. That’s where experience comes into…

Nov
7

New Bullet Proof Vest Technology – Better than Kevlar?

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The Polish company Moratex, along with inventors at the Military Institute of Armament Technology in Warsaw, have come up with new applied science they say is better than Kevlar. The most unusual aspect scientists have discovered is the simple scientific procedure that it’s…

Oct
24

IACP: SELF-ASSESSMENT FOR POLICE DEPARTMENTS

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THE IACP YOUTH FOCUSED POLICING AGENCY SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL The IACP Youth Focused Policing Agency Self-Assessment Tool is a way that police departments can take an honest, thorough look at their own policies, procedures, and behavior. This Police Department Self-Assessment has been created by…

Oct
17

Be Prepared – What to Do in Case of Wildfire

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Wildfires can happen anywhere at any time. In a matter of hours or days, a wildfire can grow strong enough to destroy homes, infrastructures, businesses, natural resources, and agriculture in a single community. During a wildfire, communities are at risk of serious injury…

Oct
11

National Fire Prevention Week October 9-15, 2016

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“Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years!” —————————————————————— According to the National Fire Protection Association the USA had 1,345,500 fires in 2015; that’s 1 every 86 seconds. 3,280 civilians died, and $14.3 billion of property was damaged. The…

Sep
27

“Bells Across America” Honors Firefighters Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

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For the past 35 years, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) has held a memorial weekend in Emmitsburg, Maryland in early October. The event is designed to honor all firefighters who have passed, those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in the previous year.…

Sep
13

Michael Jordan’s $1M Donation to Encourage Equal Accountability for Police and Communities

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Michael Jordan, better known as “Air Jordan” to NBA fans because of his uncanny ability to defy gravity, has never been one to shy from the spotlight or from stress. In fact, the small shooting guard’s moves on the basketball court were at…

Sep
6

Tribute to First Responders…Was it Worth It?

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The Fall is a time of Remembrance in our United States.  It’s been 15 years since that tragic day on 9/11 when 343 firefighters, 72 law enforcement officers, and 8 paramedics died, in addition to the thousands who perished in just hours.  On…