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Archive of posts published in the category: Public Support
Jun
1

Safe Haven Baby Surrender Boxes to be Installed in Indiana Hospitals

As of 2008, every state in the US has Safely Surrendered Baby Laws. Sometimes called, a Safe Haven Law, this statute allows a parent to securely and privately surrender a baby without the risk of criminal charges. Expectant mothers and mothers in general…

May
25

Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)

….Agencies Shoot for National Recognition for your VIPS Program! The IACP in partnership with the BJA, Bureau of Justice Assistance, sets guidelines for the VIPS programs across the USA. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for citizens who want…

May
23

Fallen Officers Remembered during National Police Week

National Police Week (May 11-17)  in Washington D.C. and Around the U.S.A.   Police officers perform their duties under the most difficult conditions and often without any thanks. President Trump  (Address at the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service 5/15/2017) But at this time…

May
22

Real or Fake Cops?:  Police Departments SHOULD Take the Initiative!

When motorists see the flashing red and blue of police lights in the rear-view mirror, they naturally assume that a real law enforcement officer is signalling them to pull over and to stop, but in more and more cases both in the United…

Apr
18

There’s Nothing Funny About Impersonating Emergency Services

In 2012, a Fort Worth, Texas, business owner decked out a retired ambulance and began to use it as a for rent “party bus.” The former emergency vehicle boasted a stripper pole, full wet bar, and club-like neon lights. It was even called,…

Apr
8

The 10 Best Emergency Vehicle Parades in the United States

Does the wail from a firetruck get your attention anytime you hear one? Do your kids drop whatever they are doing and stare at a patrol car with police lights flashing and emergency sirens blaring? If so, you need to see an emergency…

Mar
10

Kangaroos and Other Exotic Animals Rescued During North Sacramento Evacuation

In early February, North Sacramento residents were put on high alert when the Oroville Dam began to show signs of failure. The Dam is the tallest in the United States. Had it failed, it would have sent 30,000 tons of water crashing down…

Feb
14

Police Drones/UAVs: A Diverse Tool for First Responders

Whether you consider drones as useful tools with numerous applications or just yet more chaotic clutter in the sky, no one can deny that unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have become part of our daily lives.  The public was first introduced to their precision…

Feb
10

Baltimore PD’s New Mobile Tip Line Could Change the Way Officers Police

In late January, the Baltimore Police Department launched an app that promises to change the way they interact with the community. Touting the introduction of the new mobile software as “Transparency at Your Fingertips,” the department hopes this ability to interact will increase…

Feb
2

One Mind Campaign

“Improving Police Response to Persons Affected by Mental Illness” Join the IACP ONE MIND Pledge Today! Commit to implementing the 4 Strategies within the next 12-36 months. The One Mind Campaign was launched in October, 2016, at the IACP San Diego Conference. It…