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Will Trump Reverse Obama’s Push For Greater Police Oversight?


Under President Barack Obama, the Justice Department used its oversight authority to push for fundamental changes in the way local law-enforcement agencies interact with the communities they serve. Now under President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the federal government seems poised to pull back on that kind of enforcement — pleasing police officers but worrying activists. Obama’s Justice Department ... Read More »

Camp aims to encourage women to join firefighting, law enforcement

encouraging women first responders

MESA, Ariz. (KSAZ) – For students in the Mesa School District, this week is Spring Break. Some teens will spend this Spring. The camp was created for teenage girls, as a way to encourage more women to pursue jobs as police officers and Break learning about what it takes to work as a first responder. “A lot of it ... Read More »

Tribal police officers face dangerous challenges


The shooting death of 27-year-old Navajo Nation Police Officer Houston James Largo, who was responding to a routine domestic violence call in the remote community of Prewitt, N.M. on Sunday, highlights the unique challenges his agency faces in fighting crime. Tribal officers often patrol vast, desolate areas – sometimes 1,000 miles at a time – that are often more underdeveloped ... Read More »

In Arizona, Program To Recruit Police To Help ICE Agents Gets Mixed Reviews


President Trump wants to revive a program that deputizes local law enforcement to help federal immigration agents cast a wider net. It’s part of his vow to increase deportations of unauthorized immigrants. It’s called the 287(g) program, and nowhere was it put into practice more aggressively than in Maricopa County by former Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Arpaio, who was ousted in ... Read More »

Arizona police chief says meditation should be a key piece of officer development


At a time when there is an uneasy, sometimes even volatile, divide between some communities and the police officers who are sworn to protect them, one police chief is encouraging her department to practice meditation as a way to help ease the stress of policing. Chief Sylvia Moir, who has been the head of the Tempe Police Department in Tempe, ... Read More »

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