Connecticut State Police K-9 sniffs out big drug bust

CSP Drug Bust

State Police K-9 Silver helped sniff out a big drug bust in Orange. State Police seized a significant amount of marijuana, cocaine and cash.  A Hamden woman and a Derby man were arrested, State Police said.  State Police say troopers seized more than one pound of marijuana, one half kilogram of powder cocaine and approximately $2,500 in cash during motor vehicle stop.  At 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, troopers from Troop G-Bridgeport were conducting motor vehicle enforcement when they saw a 2004 Acura TSX conduct a motor vehicle violation, State Police said.  Troopers stopped the Acura on Route 114 near New Haven Avenue in Orange.  Troopers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle and determined that marijuana may still be contained in the vehicle, State Police said.  Troopers and State Police narcotic detection dog, K9 Silver located and seized the pot, cocaine and cash, State Police said.

2/16/18

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New Commissioner appointed to California Highway Patrol

CHP New Commissioner

On Friday, Feb. 9 Governor Jerry Brown appointed a new commissioner to the California Highway Patrol.  Warren Stanley, 56, of Sacramento is the first African American person to hold the rank of commissioner.  According to the governor's office, Stanley has been serving as acting commissioner since 2017.  "Commissioner Stanley has been employed with the CHP since 1982, and is one of the distinguished few to hold every position from officer to commissioner within the CHP," a statement from Gov. Brown's office said.   While working as a patrol officer, Stanley served as a member of the Protective Services Detail and worked as a field training officer.  He excelled through the ranks, supervising the CHP’s Border Division Investigative Services Unit as a lieutenant, and served as commander of the CHP Academy, where he was responsible for the leadership of 191 employees and the training of approximately 1,700 cadets.  Commissioner Stanley released the following statement following his appointment:  I would first and foremost like to thank Governor Brown for placing his trust in me and giving me this incredible opportunity to lead the California Highway Patrol.  I am extremely honored and proud to accept this appointment and serve as your commissioner.  I vow to continue the CHP’s long and distinguished legacy of providing safety, service and security to the people of California, and lead a department committed to earning the public’s trust every day.  Commissioner Stanley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from California State University, Los Angeles, and is a graduate of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Executive Institute.  “CHP Commissioner Stanley has served the public for more than 35 years with the California Highway Patrol, excelling at every role from patrol officer to deputy commissioner where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of the CHP,” Acting Transportation Agency Secretary Brian Annis said.  “Warren has led the CHP’s response in the face of some of the worst natural disasters in this state’s history.  We know that under his leadership the department will continue to uphold its mission.”

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Michigan State Police trooper credits body armor for saving him

MSP Vest

Michigan State Police Trooper Dan Thayer says he owes his life to the body armor he was wearing the day he and other State Police tried to serve a search warrant at the home of 62-year-old David Kidney in Branch County's Union Township last month. Thayer and another detective sergeant were shot during the incident at the residence on Francisco Road near Arborgast Road.  Kidney was a person of interest in the Duane Finney cold case murder investigation.  Authorities say Kidney came out of his home shooting.  Thayer told WOOD-TV that the vest he was wearing was heavier than the one he normally wears under his shirt.  It worked so well, Thayer wasn’t initially aware that a rifle slug hit him square in the chest.  Detective Sgt. Aaron Steensma was shot in the collarbone is reportedly recovering at home.  Kidney was killed by return fire from the troopers.

2/13/18

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New Indiana State Police troopers receive patrol cars

INSP Troopers get new cars

Indiana will have more state troopers on the roads.  32 new Indiana State Police troopers received their patrol cars Tuesday.  The 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class graduated from the academy in October and served three months of field training, where they worked alongside seasoned troopers.  State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said he’s proud of the class and feels a bit like a father to the recruits.  “I’m scared to death, actually, and yes, I do feel like a dad,” Carter said.  “I guess I haven’t thought about it until you said it, but I guess in essence, I do.  (It’s) probably the last time these guys and one gal are going to ever be together again because they’ll all be spread out all over Indiana and I wish them all well and the many blessings they deserve.”

1/9/18

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New Indiana State Police troopers receive their patrol cars

 

Indiana will have more state troopers on the roads.  32 new Indiana State Police troopers received their patrol cars Tuesday.  The 77th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy class graduated from the academy in October and served three months of field training, where they worked alongside seasoned troopers.  State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said he’s proud of the class and feels a bit like a father to the recruits.  “I’m scared to death, actually, and yes, I do feel like a dad,” Carter said.  “I guess I haven’t thought about it until you said it, but I guess in essence, I do.  (It’s) probably the last time these guys and one gal are going to ever be together again because they’ll all be spread out all over Indiana and I wish them all well and the many blessings they deserve.”

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