Police offer $6,000-plus in solving cases of illegal deer, elk kills on <br>Oregon Coast

On November 25, 2014

Officials offered more than $6,000 in rewards for help arresting hunters involved in illegally killing of deer and elk on the Oregon Coast. In Lincoln City, police and wildlife officials found a dead four-point buck near Northeast Port Lane on Nov. 7 that appeared to have been killed with an arrow. They're offering $5,250, with contributions from the Oregon Hunters Association, the Humane Society of the United States and the Humane Society Wildlife Land Trust, to help solve that case.Read more

Education and training as a cornerstone to professional police service

On November 25, 2014

The professionalization of law enforcement encompasses a myriad of interrelated components, including the selection and recruitment of quality personnel; the integration of emerging scientific and technological developments; the use of evidence-based research related to the social sciences and proven crime-fighting initiatives; and the establishment and implementation of effective organizational structures designed to enhance public safety service delivery. Concomitant to each of these componentRead more

Oregon State dorm room search leads to child porn arrest

On November 25, 2014

A 19-year-old was arrested at Oregon State University on charges related to disseminating child pornography from his computer, following a warrant served at his dormitory room. Phillip Jean Bardenheier allegedly shared pornography to a computer in Linn County, and during an interview admitted to possessing, downloading and using the internet to share child pornography, police said.Read more

Department of Justice continues dialog with law enforcement management, labor leaders to find common ground on critical issues

On November 25, 2014

The U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) recently reconvened police executives, labor leaders and other experts to discuss the role that labor/management relationships play in addressing current issues in policing to follow-up on a forum held in Washington, D.C., last April. The Police Executive Research Forum, with funding from the COPS Office arranged both the recent meeting and the previous meeting of the group.Read more

Beaverton police fatally shoot suicidal woman armed with rifle; <br>no officers hurt

On November 25, 2014

Beaverton police fatally shot a woman who came out of her house armed with a rifle and pointed it at officers, Officer Mike Rowe, police spokesman, said. The woman's boyfriend had called police earlier to say she was suicidal and had knives and rifles inside the home in the 12000 block of Southwest Conestoga Drive. The boyfriend told officers that his girlfriend had pushed him and moved toward knives in the kitchen, so he left the home to call police.Read more

IACP webinar on Dec. 9: 'Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents during Investigative and Tactical Operations'

On November 25, 2014

The International Association of Chiefs of Police and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice will host a free, interactive webinar, "Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents during Investigative and Tactical Operations," from 11 a.m. until noon on Tuesday, Dec. 9. Panelists will discuss the potential risks to children of arrested parents during investigative and tactical operations and will present strategies and best practice recommenRead more

Sheriffs against amnesty to march on Washington, DC

On November 25, 2014

Sheriffs around the country are planning to march on the nation's capital, hoping to send a message to President Barack Obama and Congress that they oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants. The Dec. 10 rally in Washington, D.C., is being organized by two sheriffs from Massachusetts — Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson and Plymouth County Sheriff Joseph McDonald. They have challenged America's other sheriffs, asking for at least 200 of them to join in paying a visit to the Capitol to mRead more

Lasers as training tools

On November 25, 2014

We already know what the laser can do on the street. For training, it can do much more. The laser can predict the strike of the bullet. It is a great tool when an officer is unable to acquire sight alignment because of some mechanical reason. In training, the most popular use of a laser is as a diagnostic tool. Instructors cannot efficiently see what the student shooter sees and allow them to assume a "natural" shooting position, complete with sight picture and sight alignment.Read more

Eugene police report kidnapping attempt

On November 25, 2014

Three men in a red vehicle tried to kidnap a woman near the Oregon Medical Clinic on Aerial Way in north Eugene, but the woman successfully fought them off, Eugene police said.Read more

California sheriff dumps Facebook over lawsuit; gun parts dealer claims his free speech rights violated

On November 25, 2014

When someone posts an unflattering picture or nasty slur on your personal Facebook page, you delete it. But what happens when the Facebook page belongs to a public, taxpayer-funded agency? It's the question now facing a California sheriff's department, which took down its Facebook fan page two weeks ago after being sued by an outspoken gun parts dealer with a grudge. In a lawsuit filed Oct. 27 in San Diego federal court, Dimitrios Karras claims his First Amendment right to free speechRead more