This Week

As police cars add more tech, worries about distracted driving grow

As police cars add more tech, worries about distracted driving grow

Police officers are expected to enforce distracted driving laws — but how often are officers distracted? Incident reports from across Minnesota show dozens of crashes in the last four years involving police officers distracted behind the wheel. While those numbers are small... [Read more...]

News

Springfield Officer Not Charged in Fatal Crash

Springfield Officer Not Charged in Fatal Crash

SPRINGFIELD — Dashboard camera video from a police officer’s cruiser was critical in determining that the officer wouldn’t face criminal charges for his part in a fatal pedestrian crash. Steven Rintamaki, 45, died May 25 at the scene of the crash where he ran into the... [Read more...]

Articles

5 Things To Improve Squad Car Safety

5 Things To Improve Squad Car Safety

If you are a firefighter, your work vehicle has been especially designed for the work that you do. The same is true for paramedic trucks, military vehicles, shipping companies and just about every other profession out there. Police officers are the exception to that rule. A... [Read more...]

Training

As police cars add more tech, worries about distracted driving grow

As police cars add more tech, worries about distracted driving grow

Police officers are expected to enforce distracted driving laws — but how often are officers distracted? Incident reports from across Minnesota show dozens of crashes in the last four years involving police officers distracted behind the wheel. While those numbers are small... [Read more...]

Officer Down

Kentucky Deputy Dies In Collision

Kentucky Deputy Dies In Collision

Deputy Sheriff Ernest Franklin  was killed in an automobile crash on Kentucky 90, just west of Glasgow. His vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment, and then landed in a small  pond. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Please contact the following  agency to... [Read more...]

Vehicles

LAPD Cars to Track How Cops Drive

LAPD Cars to Track How Cops Drive

Ford’s fleet telematics partner, California-based Telogis, is introducing a police version of its Crew Chief tracking system that lets businesses see where and how their vehicles are being driven in real time. According to Wired, 50 police cruisers have been equipped with... [Read more...]

Technology

Patrol Car cameras Have Bumpy Reception From St. Louis Police

Patrol Car cameras Have Bumpy Reception From St. Louis Police

ST. LOUIS • City police officers believe in-car cameras are being used against them, and they are trying to find ways to avoid driving cars equipped with them, according to union grievances. Emails dated April 13 from Capt. Mary Edwards-Fears to superiors and underlings reveal... [Read more...]

Policy

Supreme Court sides with police over fatal Ark. pursuit

Supreme Court sides with police over fatal Ark. pursuit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has sided with police officers who were sued over a high-speed chase that ended with the deaths of the fleeing driver and his passenger. The court was unanimous in holding that the officers who fatally shot driver Donald Rickard did not violate... [Read more...]

This Week

As police cars add more tech, worries about distracted driving grow

Police officers are expected to enforce distracted driving laws — but how often are officers distracted? Incident reports from across Minnesota show dozens of crashes in the last four years involving police officers distracted behind the wheel. While those numbers are small... [Read more...]

November 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment


News

Springfield Officer Not Charged in Fatal Crash

SPRINGFIELD — Dashboard camera video from a police officer’s cruiser was critical in determining that the officer wouldn’t face criminal charges for his part in a fatal pedestrian crash. Steven Rintamaki, 45, died May 25 at the scene of the crash where he ran into the... [Read more...]

November 6, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Articles

5 Things To Improve Squad Car Safety

If you are a firefighter, your work vehicle has been especially designed for the work that you do. The same is true for paramedic trucks, military vehicles, shipping companies and just about every other profession out there. Police officers are the exception to that rule. A... [Read more...]

November 6, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Technology

Patrol Car cameras Have Bumpy Reception From St. Louis Police

ST. LOUIS • City police officers believe in-car cameras are being used against them, and they are trying to find ways to avoid driving cars equipped with them, according to union grievances. Emails dated April 13 from Capt. Mary Edwards-Fears to superiors and underlings reveal... [Read more...]

May 23, 2012 | 1 Comment


Training

As police cars add more tech, worries about distracted driving grow

Police officers are expected to enforce distracted driving laws — but how often are officers distracted? Incident reports from across Minnesota show dozens of crashes in the last four years involving police officers distracted behind the wheel. While those numbers are small... [Read more...]

November 13, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Officer Down

Kentucky Deputy Dies In Collision

Deputy Sheriff Ernest Franklin  was killed in an automobile crash on Kentucky 90, just west of Glasgow. His vehicle left the roadway, struck an embankment, and then landed in a small  pond. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Please contact the following  agency to... [Read more...]

April 3, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Vehicles

LAPD Cars to Track How Cops Drive

Ford’s fleet telematics partner, California-based Telogis, is introducing a police version of its Crew Chief tracking system that lets businesses see where and how their vehicles are being driven in real time. According to Wired, 50 police cruisers have been equipped with... [Read more...]

November 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment


Policy

Supreme Court sides with police over fatal Ark. pursuit

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has sided with police officers who were sued over a high-speed chase that ended with the deaths of the fleeing driver and his passenger. The court was unanimous in holding that the officers who fatally shot driver Donald Rickard did not violate... [Read more...]

May 28, 2014 | 2 Comments