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PPA Joins the Community Outreach to Support the Blazers Boys & Girls Club

In Events, Inspiring, Local by rapsheet

Last Friday, the PPA in collaboration with Central City Concern Alumni, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation, NIKE Community Store, Comcast SportsNet, Soo Bahk Do, and Skate-Like-A-Girl participated in the Blazers Boys & Girls Club Family Fest Event. The end of summer, Back to School Family Fest featured games, food, a back pack & school supply giveaway, free hair cuts, a …

Cops’ deadly hesitation and the danger of the ‘cascade effect’

In Training by rapsheet

Give the word “Birmingham” lasting meaning, and don’t let the practice of proactive police work die Aug 19, 2015 In the year since Ferguson, we’ve witnessed a dangerous and troubling trend in law enforcement — officers hesitating to act when action is required, as occurred last week in Birmingham. This goes beyond individual officers’ failure to use justifiable force for fear …

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Staffing Issues Continue To Be Ignored

In Local, President's Message, Staffing by rapsheet

The number of gang-related, violent incidents has surpassed last year’s numbers and is climbing to an all-time high; yet City Hall still has no answer for the Portland Police Bureau’s terminal staffing shortage. This past Wednesday, East Precinct’s day shift ran with 2 officers short of minimums and one officer on overtime. This happens daily in Portland precincts. Officers work …

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Seattle sets national example with LGBTQ-friendly safe-haven plan

In Health, National by rapsheet

By Sami Edge Seattle Times staff reporter SEATTLE — In the 2½ months since Jim Ritter began recruiting businesses to provide safe havens for the city’s LGBTQ community, he’s been working nonstop to keep up with demand for the rainbow-badge window decal that denotes “Safe Places” around Seattle. The sticker designates businesses as places of refuge for victims of assault …

Officer, You Pulled me Over Today

In Inspiring by rapsheet

Officer, you pulled me over today. Not to be mean, or because of a “quota” Not because my car is old, Not because I’m young and female.. But because I was speeding. I was pulled over today. I pulled over before you turned your lights on. I waited for you with my papers In my hand, outside the window. I …

The Paleo Diet for Police Officers: Police Nutrition Made Simple

In Health by rapsheet

Police nutrition is a highly debated topic. Everyone agrees that police offers need to eat healthy but how to do it is a common question. The truth is there are many ways for cops to eat healthy. Anyone who is preaching just ONE way to eat healthy is being close minded and dogmatic. Every officer needs to find the healthy …

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New York to Hire 1,300 Police Officers

In National, Staffing by rapsheet

By Jonathon Lemire NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is set to hire nearly 1,300 new police officers as part of its $78.5 billion budget agreement, honoring — and even exceeding — a proposal put forth by the City Council over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s initial objections. The new officers, who were announced amid a headline-grabbing surge in crime …

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Colorado Officer Sings to Young Girl after Fatal Accident

In Inspiring, National by rapsheet

Photo shows officer singing to little girl after accident kills father, injures mother and siblings By PoliceOne Staff The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources that help officers protect their communities and …

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How To Improve Officer Training for High-Risk Traffic Stops

In National, Officer Safety, Training by rapsheet

The problem with ever-increasing stress during critical incidents such as a HRTS is found in an associated decrease in critical thinking abilities By David Blake The following article originally appeared on PoliceOne, the leading online resource for law enforcement, and is reprinted by permission of the PoliceOne editorial team. Visit www.PoliceOne.com to access news, commentary, education information, and training resources …