Archive for the ‘Cop News’ Category

Beware of Fentanyl

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Every law enforcement officer needs to be able to recognize fentanyl and be aware of its dangers. Fentanyl is a concentrated opioid drug that's can be deadly even in small amounts. If you have any doubt about Fentanyl's toxicity, take a few minutes to read this Washington Post article entitled "I ...

Fix Your Shaky Crime Scene Videos

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Whether you are processing a crime scene or trying to capture your kid's birthday, it is very difficult to capture smooth handheld videos without using an expensive tripod. We have come a long way since I bought my first camcorder that rivaled a television camera in size and weight. Our ...

Looking For A Few Good Men Or Women – Part II

Friday, March 9th, 2012

In The Art of War, a Chinese military treatise that was written during the 6th century BC, Sun Tzu points out the importance of knowing yourself and your enemy. So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will fight without danger in battles. If you only ...

Looking For A Few Good Men Or Women – Part I

Friday, March 9th, 2012

NEWS FLASH! Law enforcement agencies are experiencing difficulty recruiting qualified applicants. Any experienced law enforcement recruiter knows that the faucet of qualified applicants is not flowing as freely as it once did. Gone are the days when a law enforcement agency could simply place a help wanted ...

New Diplomat ID Information

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

Listed below are two PDF files that are issued by the State Department that can be downloaded by clicking on the links. The first link, Department of State Identity Documents and License Plates, contains samples of identity documents and license plates that are used by legitimate diplomats. In addition, ...

LA Detective May Be In Twitter Trouble

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

LOS ANGELES (CBS) β€” On Twitter, Sal LaBarbera is a popular LA detective known as LA Murder Cop. But a tweet he recently sent to his 3,265 followers – showing a bloody crime scene β€” has some questioning if it’s appropriate to show something so graphic on social media. Read ...

Sentence Adjustments For Crack Convictions

Sunday, October 16th, 2011

There have been several changes to federal law and case law related to the Fair Sentencing Act. As a result, there has been a reconsideration of the sentences of thousands of federal inmates across the US who had been convicted of crack cocaine distribution related offenses. The issue had ...

Woman Accused of Slicing Off Husband’s Penis

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

This was just too good to pass up. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman has been arrested over accusations she drugged her estranged husband, cut off his penis and ground it up in a garbage disposal before alerting police, authorities said on Tuesday. Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, was taken into ...

NEW National Terrorism Advisory System

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has finally updated the homeland security threat alert system. DHS has given the old multi-level, color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System the boot effective April 26. Under the new National Terrorism Advisory System, the Secretary of Homeland Security and other feds will decide whether an ...

Planking – The Latest Facebook Craze

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

An Australian man died after falling from a balcony (CLICK HERE FOR STORY). He is believed to have been participating in a new Facebook craze, "planking." Photos are taken of someone lying down like a plank. Plankers try to outdo each other by choosing unusual and dangerous places to pose ...

Read Historic FBI Case Files

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Love them or hate them the Federal Bureau of Investigation has a colorful history. The Bureau was started in 1908 and they are responsible for bringing numerous criminals to justice. Wouldn't it be fun to get access to the old case files to see how the investigations really proceeded? Well ...

Senators Don’t Approve of Apps

Friday, March 25th, 2011

The U.S. is now involved in two wars and the Libyan conflict. Thousands of people are dead or missing in Japan and many more are at risk from runaway reactors. So what are our senators focus on? Well, four U.S. senators are busy asking Apple, Google and RIM to ...

Researchers Hack Car Computer

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Security researchers from the University of California have published a paper explaining how to hack your car using a music CD with a little extra code added at the end of a song. Many of the newer model cars use on-board computers like the one hacked in the research. Read the ...

FOP Response to Glen Beck

Friday, March 4th, 2011

RESPONSE OF CHUCK CANTERBURY, NATIONAL PRESIDENT, FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE TO STATEMENTS MADE BY GLENN BECK ON HIS RADIO PROGRAM ON MARCH 3, 2011 We know that Mr. Glenn Beck considers himself to be a friend to law enforcement, but he ...