Atlantic City PD possibly facing forced reduction of officers and pay cuts. [...]
Straw purchaser of firearm receives ONLY probation & no jail time thanks to LB605. Brian Littlejohn recently plead guilty and was convicted in Sarpy county of making statements to deceive a licensee. Boiled down, he lied while purchasing a firearm so he could give it to a dangerous criminal who could not legally own or [...]
The OPOA is proud to partner with the Grover Ice Rink. Grover Ice is a strong supporter of First Responders and we are proud to announce that from now on anyone that gets penalized will have to spend some time in the OPOA "naughty box".
Dallas Police continue to face retention and hiring crisis. [...]
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” - President Franklin Roosevelt [...]
Phoenix PD now joins Omaha in being understaffed and facing a hiring crisis. [...]
This front page from the Detroit Free Press sums up the climate Americas police face right now everyday they go to work. Not only are their lives on the line but they constantly are facing attacks on their livelihood. This post is not a political point against any certain party but an attempt to further [...]
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The OPOA has endorsed Judge Jeffery Marcuzzo for the upcoming election. Recently Judge Marcuzzo has come under the spotlight for his setting a $50,000.00 bond for a motor vehicle homicide suspect Eswin Mejia. Mejia was responsible for killing Sarah Root who tragically lost her life due to Mejias choice to drive while under the influence. [...]
A murderer on a shooting spree leaving death in his wake. An Omaha Police Officer set to stop the threat and takes action, and the President takes notice.
The mass exodus of officers stepping down and leaving departments across the country still continues. Veteran officers when asked why are routinely giving the same reasons, "over worked and underpaid". “There’s no one there to cover, you got three or four officers for the entire precinct,” said the former Richmond Police officer." Can you imagine [...]
A Chicago Police Officer is hospitalized after attempting to place a man on PCP under arrest. Two other officers were also injured during the same incident. Even though she had her head nearly caved in by a criminal who repeatedly slammed it into the ground… This is what she said after: And it should stop [...]
We are beginning to wonder, how many times can you get caught with an illegal firearm before the courts consider you a serious and threat to society? In the case of Shannon Watkins, it's several. Watkins was arrested and sentenced to jail time on 12-13-2008 for Misdemeanor Carrying Concealed Weapon - Gun. On 01-05-2010 he [...]
Have you ever stopped to think about police and the service they provide on a daily basis? Maybe what comes to mind are the flashy headline grabbing "hero" type police actions. Or, maybe what comes to mind is the news story of a police officer under scrutiny for actions deemed not reasonable. Whatever the reaction [...]
It appears that the "Ferguson effect" is more than a myth now, especially for Ferguson. [...]