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Tales of Triumph

True Reform Can Only Come From Within

True Reform Can Only Come From Within

By William J. Bratton I am a police reformer and have been since I was promoted to the rank of sergeant in the Boston Police Department in 1975. There were many good cops in Boston in those days, but there was also an insular culture that had some racist, brutal, corrupt and lazy elements. I […]

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9/11: A Look Back

9/11: A Look Back

When the first plane hit the World Trade Center, Rich Miller was sound asleep. He was scheduled to attend a diver rescue training exercise at noon and was using the rare free morning to get some extra rest. When his wife woke him and told him what happened, he ran into the living room just […]

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“We Searched Everywhere. We Never Found Anyone.”

“We Searched Everywhere. We Never Found Anyone.”

September 11, 2001: A Look Back Barry Galfano, who retired at the rank of captain from the NYPD, was considered one of the nation’s leading experts in the care and training of police dogs. Once Barry learned he would be the commanding officer in charge of the care, health and job performance of fifty dogs […]

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“It Was Like Looking Into Hell”

“It Was Like Looking Into Hell”

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ashe In the fall of 2001, New York City was home to over eight million residents as well as more than a half-million commuters who […]

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VIDEO: Not Without Sacrifice

VIDEO: Not Without Sacrifice

This video showcasing the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Department, in Oregon, is truly moving. “So far in 2016, a total of 74 LEOs have lost their lives in the line of duty,” said Sheriff’s Deputy Jay Minton. “Firearm-related deaths of law enforcement officers are up 68% from last year. “While human, a majority of those who serve […]

Pride in Honoring Our Own

Pride in Honoring Our Own

It comes down to one word: Brotherhood by Susan Yerkes It’s not strange that David Putnam spends a good part of most days thinking about death in the line of duty. Putnam, who retired from the San Antonio Police Department years ago, is no longer in the daily line of fire. But over the last […]

VIDEO: We’ve Got a Jumper!

VIDEO: We’ve Got a Jumper!

Via Fox News Insider: A wild scene unfolded Tuesday in Houston when a police officer jumped out of a helicopter to tackle a burglary suspect who had fled into a field. It all started when Houston cops responded to a call about a burglary. When they arrived at the residence, two suspects drove off and the chase […]

NYC PBA Honors Its Own

NYC PBA Honors Its Own

Via the New York Daily News: He had long retired from the NYPD, but he was not forgotten.   William Brown’s 20-year career with the NYPD ended in 1968 at the rank of detective, but during his final months the department once again become an important part of his life. It started last winter when […]

LAPD Sgt.: “Ali Was Like a Gift”

LAPD Sgt.: “Ali Was Like a Gift”

In January of 1981, Muhammad Ali’s heroics made all of the difference in saving a man’s life. Bruce Hagerty, then a police sergeant in the LAPD, was in command 35 years ago at the time crisis struck. He remembers Ali being there to help. Without him, things might have turned out differently. “He was kind […]

Thousands Attend National Police Week

Thousands Attend National Police Week

An estimated 4,000 people gathered on Capitol Hill on Sunday for a memorial ceremony, signifying the end to National Police Week. According to a report from LEX18.com, more than 100 officers were honored during the ceremony including fallen Kentucky state troopers Cameron Ponder, Blake Tribby, Clifford Travis and Eric Chrisman, Nicholasville police officer Burke Rhoads, […]

Police Week TV Special

Police Week TV Special

You won’t want to miss the second installment of “In the Line of Fire,” presented by Rikki Klieman, a legal analyst and former trial attorney who is married to NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. In celebration of National Police Week (Sunday, May 15-Saturday, May 21), “In the Line of Fire” is set to premiere exclusively on ID on Sunday, […]

Deputies to the Rescue!

Deputies to the Rescue!

Two Steuben County sheriff’s deputies were honored this week for actions that likely saved the life of a drug overdose victim. Via StarGazette.com: Sheriff David Cole formally commended deputies Brooke Payne and Todd Terwilliger at Monday’s county legislature public safety and corrections committee meeting. Cole told the committee the two deputies responded to a report […]

Tribute to Law Enforcement Heroes

Tribute to Law Enforcement Heroes

By Craig W. Floyd The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), dedicated to telling the story of American law enforcement and making it safer for those who serve, and its media partners Clear Channel Outdoor Americas , one of the world’s largest outdoor advertising companies, and iHeartMedia, Inc., the media and entertainment company with the largest reach of […]

VIDEO: Hero Cop Takes Out Gunman

VIDEO: Hero Cop Takes Out Gunman

Three people were killed and 14 wounded in a horrific shooting at a Kansas workplace and two other locations Thursday evening, authorities said. The shooter, an employee at Excel Industries—one of the scenes—was killed by police, Harvey County Sheriff T. Walton said in a press conference Thursday. The gunman was identified as 38-year-old Newton resident […]

By February 26, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
PubSecAlliance Is In the News

PubSecAlliance Is In the News

We all made the news today. This popular website did a story on the San Francisco POA’s petition drive to force the City’s Board of Supervisors to rescind their vote to have a day of honor for a convicted felon who tried to kill an innocent victim. For those of you who signed the petition—a […]

CLEAT Members Celebrate Victory

CLEAT Members Celebrate Victory

Legal battle is over after judge rules “Evergreen Clause” is legal Officers in San Antonio are celebrating following a court decision that means they will continue to get paid and covered by their health insurance policies until their contract is settled. Officials and members of the Combined Law Enforcement Association of Texas (CLEAT) were beyond […]

VIDEO: Holiday Heroes

VIDEO: Holiday Heroes

The Dade County PBA in Florida has produced a special holiday commercial honoring all law enforcement officers for their service to our community. The piece is narrated by a child who talks about his father having to work, not just on Christmas, but year round. “We hope that this piece reminds the community that the […]

Elaine Bernard To Harvard Grad Students: Organize!

Elaine Bernard To Harvard Grad Students: Organize!

When graduate students at Harvard University decided they needed union representation to get a fairer deal from Harvard, they turned to Elaine Bernard, one of the world’s leading experts on labor unions. Her talk made the front page of the University’s student newspaper, The Harvard Crimson. GO ELAINE!

Compassion & Courage

Compassion & Courage

“Treat them like you would your own mother, until they force you to do otherwise.” – Mike Morra Law enforcement is a profession that attracts people with deep reserves of courage who are willing to take big risks for the people they serve, but the cops assigned to the NYPD’s Emergency Service Unit (ESU) take […]

By September 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: “The Oath is Colorblind”

VIDEO: “The Oath is Colorblind”

Veteran Miami-Dade Police Officer Lydia Marquez said it was an innocent question from her 4-year-old son that convinced her to make this Facebook video, which been seen and shared tens of thousands of times since she posted it last Thursday. She said her son asked her why she was going to work. Her response, “Because […]

By September 7, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
VIDEO: This is a Police Officer

VIDEO: This is a Police Officer

Maybe you’ve seen this before; maybe you haven’t. “Policeman,” narrated by Paul Harvey, is a moving tribute to the many police officers who risk their lives daily. After this particularly crazy week in cop news, it’s a nice reminder of why what you do is so important.

By September 4, 2015 0 Comments Read More →