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Bexar County sheriff is Grand Marshal at UW homecoming
University of Wyoming
As the first woman to be elected to the Bexar County sheriff's post, retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Susan L. Pamerleau has pledged her commitment to the people of Bexar County by enacting guiding principles to ensure professionalism and operational excellence. Pamerleau will be the grand marshal of the annual University of Wyoming Homecoming parade.
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North Texas drivers can expect more traffic enforcement
The Dallas Morning News
North Texas drivers can expect to see more traffic law enforcement soon as part of a national initiative to encourage safer driving. More than 36,000 drivers in North America are killed every year in accidents caused by unsafe or aggressive driving maneuvers, police said.
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Texas law overrides NFL, allows armed off-duty officers at games
CBS Sports
A new NFL policy would ban off-duty police officers from carrying guns into games, except in Texas. A state law supersedes NFL policy: As long as officers check in at a specific gate to inform stadium security where they will be sitting, those officers can keep possession of their weapons.
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West Virginia high court to hear arguments on internal police records
The Charleston Gazette
Soon the West Virginia Supreme Court will determine if state police are required to release records detailing how it handles allegations of abuse and misconduct by officers. State police do not say what happens to officers who are investigated for complaints of misconduct and have sought to keep those details a secret. They argue that such a release would be an invasion of an officer's privacy.
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New California law targets sex offenders who disarm tracking devices
Los Angeles Times
In California, Gov. Jerry Brown cracked down on sex offenders who disarm their electronic trackers while on parole, signing legislation requiring that they stay in jail once they are caught. Some counties with severely crowded jails have freed such offenders almost immediately after detaining them for tampering with the GPS devices, a recent investigation found.
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Is 'tactical loitering' costing lives?
PoliceOne
Charles Remsberg says: Three respected trainers I talked with recently are concerned about what they call "tactical loitering." Some also refer to this as "dithering." Are they off base? The terms refer to first responders who arrive at the scene of an urgent, life-threatening crime-in-progress — particularly an active shooting — but instead of taking immediate action, they wait.
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New psychosis center in Maryland aims to prevent violence
The Pew Charitable Trusts
Maryland was one of several states that reacted to last year's mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., school by boosting mental health spending or tightening gun control laws for people with severe mental illness. Unlike the other states, however, Maryland also is focusing directly on psychosis — the specific symptom that makes violence more likely.
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Texas law overrides NFL, allows armed off-duty officers at games
CBS Sports
A new NFL policy would ban off-duty police officers from carrying guns into games, except in Texas. A state law supersedes NFL policy: As long as officers check in at a specific gate to inform stadium security where they will be sitting, those officers can keep possession of their weapons.

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Cigarette trafficking: A big problem in a small package
By Liz Murphy
The circumvention of a state's cigarette excise tax may not seem like a criminal enterprise worthy of serious attention from law enforcement. But Corporal Detective Johnny Capocelli of Virginia's Chesterfield County Police Department strongly disagrees. "This isn't a tax issue. This is about the criminal activities associated with cigarette trafficking," Capocelli says.

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Funeral for Upton County deputy hosts high numbers
Odessa American via Midland Reporter-Telegram
The unassuming town of Rankin hosted hundreds of people in one place for the funeral of beloved Upton County Sheriff Deputy Billy "Bubba" Kennedy. "Bubba was a protector — not only for his loved ones, but for everyone he met," Kennedy's brother-in-law, Barry Portman, said.

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Tweeting for justice
The Crime Report
Twitter's potential as a crime-fighting and investigative tool for police is still largely unexploited by U.S. law enforcement, two experts have said. In the seven years since Twitter was founded, many police departments have embraced it as a public relations tool, but it's no longer good enough to have just one social media expert on staff, Lauri Stevens of LAwS Communications says.
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8 tips for being a successful police family
Quora via PoliceOne
The wife of a recently-appointed police officer asked for advice on what to expect now that her husband has joined the law enforcement world. She was flooded with credited responses and advice from current and former police officers of varying ranks. This is a selection of the best pieces of advice given by those who offered their wisdom.
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