IACP names new deputy executive director

On September 25, 2014

The International Association of Chiefs of Police is pleased to announce the appointment of retired Commissioner Gwen Boniface as its deputy executive director. Boniface previously served as the Transnational Organized Crime Expert with the United Nations Police Division, New York, where she was tasked with addressing organized crime in conflict and postconflict countries, particularly West Africa.Read more

Perceptions haven't caught up to decline in crime

On September 25, 2014

A narrative you rarely hear, according to Justin Wolfers, a professor at the University of Michigan: Our lives are safer. This message is so rarely heard that half of all respondents to a recent YouGov poll suggested that the violent crime rate had risen over the past two decades. The reality, of course, is that it has fallen enormously.Read more

Intruder interviewed by Secret Service

On September 25, 2014

Secret Service agents earlier this summer twice interviewed an Army veteran accused of climbing over a White House fence and running into the executive mansion in the two months before the embarrassing security breach, a federal law enforcement said. In both cases, the official said, the Secret Service concluded there was no evidence that Omar J. Gonzalez was a security threat.Read more

Oregon City police issue 4 citations in two crackdowns on <br>crosswalk scofflaws

On September 25, 2014

Oregon City police stopped a total of 42 drivers in two crackdowns on drivers who disobey crosswalk laws. Police issued four citations for failing to stop or remain stopped for a pedestrian and 19 warnings for the same violations. Officers issued 15 other citations and 10 warnings, including driving while using a mobile communications device, failing to obey a traffic control device and failing to present vehicle registration, said Sgt. Matthew Paschall, Oregon City Police Department spokesman.Read more

Man who allegedly rammed police car, wielded butcher knife, identified

On September 25, 2014

A Gaston man who was arrested after he allegedly set fire to his home and rammed a police car was identified as Alexander Fastabend. The 22-year-old Fastabend is expected to face charges after he is released from an area hospital where he was being treated, according to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff's Office. A deputy who sustained minor head and upper-body injuries when his car was rammed was also treated.Read more

25-member OHSU police force now armed

On September 25, 2014

Following a six-year evaluation process and board approval in June, the 25-member police force at Oregon Health & Science University is now armed. OHSU Police Director Greg Moawad said after the evaluation, they determined officers here carrying guns is a key part of making the campus a safer place to be.Read more

Expert: Apple could face heat from police on refusing data access

On September 25, 2014

Apple's tight privacy strategy on devices running its iOS 8 operating system will make life more difficult for law enforcement, warns one retired police official. "It absolutely puts another hurdle in the path of law enforcement," said Raymond Foster, a retired Los Angeles police lieutenant, adding that the tech giant may face pushback from law enforcement agencies.Read more

Oregon City police discover 2 'skimming devices' on bank ATMs

On September 25, 2014

Oregon City police officers are looking for a man suspected of installing "skimming devices" on two bank ATMs in an attempt to steal credit and debit card information. A device was first discovered on Aug. 30 at the Clackamas Federal Credit Union at 270 Warner Milne Road. A bank customer detached the device from the bank's ATM and brought it to police headquarters for inspection.Read more

Portland police deliver pizza after driver crashed

On September 25, 2014

In many cases, police officers showing up at your door is a bad thing. But when two officers turned up at one Portland man's home, they were delivering something good — a pizza. They brought the man's pizza after the delivery driver was hurt in a car crash.Read more

A police radar gun to detect texting while driving?

On September 25, 2014

Soon, police offers may be using radar guns to check whether or not drivers are texting. A company called ComSonics is working on a radar gun that can pick up radio frequencies that identify texting drivers.Read more

Eugene police stings target sexual predators

On September 25, 2014

A man allegedly was looking for a 15-year-old girl who he believed would have sex with him for money. Lured to the store by sexually explicit text-message interactions with an undercover detective, the man instead got a ride to the Lane County Jail. Eugene police arrested Jorge Guzman-Tapia on a charge of online sexual corruption of a minor, a Class B felony that carries a possible 10-year prison sentence. He was one of 85 men who, during three hours on a Friday, responded to an ad on social medRead more

Whisper app used to document standoff with police

On September 25, 2014

A man in Grand Prairie, Texas, used the anonymous sharing app Whisper to document a standoff he was having with police, according to Whisper editor-in-chief Neetzan Zimmerman. The 33-year-old man has been now taken into custody after police used tear gas to force him out of his vehicle.Read more