You are a police officer and you have received a call for disorderly conduct. You find a belligerent man, screaming, lashing out at anyone who approaches him. In the past, says Captain Gary McConathy, director of training with the Fort Oglethorpe Police Department (FOPD), “you would probably have arrested theRead More →

Twenty-seven families gathered at John Hancock High School in early March to attend an emergency family planning workshop. (Courtesy of Antonio Gutierrez) Last week, 27 families were taught to prepare for the unthinkable: what to do if their family was broken up by deportation or detention. Families were participating inRead More →

A group of Frederick County Sheriff’s deputies this week became the first participants in a new training program to teach better de-escalation and crisis response techniques. A total of 21 sworn sheriff’s assistants and three civilian employees – two dispatchers from the Emergency Communications Center and a victim services coordinatorRead More →

The training, which took place in the German province of North Rhine-Westphalia, was aimed at preparing troops for the EU’s lowland gendarmerie program. Breitbart London said the exercise brought together 600 members of various European police and military forces, with the aim of preparing the united troops for the EuropeanRead More →

The Vermont Yankee 10-mile contingency planning zone becomes a thing of the past Tuesday. Photo by Mike Faher / VTDigger [V]ERNON – As of Tuesday morning, much of the Vermont Yankee footprint is disappearing. Indeed, the closed nuclear power plant’s 10-mile contingency planning zone, which affects 18 cities in Vermont,Read More →