Michigan State Police organizing citizens policy academy

 

Michigan State Police

The Michigan State Police Jackson post is organizing a citizens police academy to familiarize residents with the department's mission, operation and local personnel. Participants will meet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday from Oct. 10 to Oct. 31 in a classroom at the state police post, 3401 Cooper St. Information will be presented through Power Point and demonstrations by state police employees. An Oct. 31 graduation ceremony will end the academy. The idea is to make people aware of law enforcement's role in the community and state police procedures, and to get to know Jackson troopers, according to a statement.Line

North Carolina Trooper shows off his cruiser at Chick-fil-A

 

NC Trooper at Chick fil A

Eating dinner at Chick-fil-A tonight and witnessed this State Trooper showing his vehicle and the lights and all to these little boys and this family. Very sweet to watch... I'm pretty sure he just became their hero.

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Rhode Island State Police seized up to 2 million in drugs during search warrent

 

Rhode Island Drug Arrest

 

The Rhode Island State Police arrested a Providence man on Sunday after obtaining a warrant to search his home and finding what they estimated to be up to $2 million in narcotics.  The police charged Raul Ramirez, 32, of 185 Pavilion St., 2nd floor, on multiple drug and weapons charges after seizing 22.5 kilograms of cocaine, 1 kilogram of heroin, a Glock handgun and drug paraphernalia.  Ramirez was held without bail and scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday in District Court, Providence.  The drug raid was conducted by the Rhode Island State Police High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, which combines the efforts of the State Police and several municipal police departments along with federal agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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Video aimed at distracted drivers goes viral

 

Viral Video on distracted driving

A viral video trending on social media has millions of people realizing the horrific consequences of distracted driving just as local law enforcement agencies work to reduce distracted driving on Northern Nevada roads.  Most people have been guilty of glancing down at their phones to check a text message or change a song including the people who are in a video that has now been viewed on Facebook over 6.4 million times in just under a week.  It tells the tragic story of a woman who experienced the unthinkable because of a distracted driver.   "An 18 wheeler swerved and hit my family's car.  The resulting collision killed both of my parents.  I spent two months in the hospital fighting for my own life,” said Jacy Good.  She was permanently injured in a crash because of a distracted driver in Pennsylvania in 2008.   The video is part of a YouTube reality show series sponsored by AT&T and their "It Can Wait" campaign.  It's primarily aimed at young drivers who according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report the highest level of phone involvement in-crash or near-crash incidences.   The Washoe County Sheriff's Office recently focused on distracted driver violations over a three week period and issued just under 200 cell phone citations during that time.  This being indicative that distracted driving is an issue in Northern Nevada.  "It only takes a moment and I mean only a brief moment of distraction to lead to a tragedy," said Bob Harmon, Public Information Officer for the Washoe County Sheriff's Office.  AAA recommends drivers put their cell phone inside a compartment and on silent mode to lessen temptation to reach for it. 

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Florida Highway Patrol trooper receives hug from young boy

 

FHP Trooper and little boy

This little man approached a Trooper this weekend to give him a hug and thank him for being his superhero. Trooper Burnette, who carries extra stuffed animals for children who are looking for comfort in times of need, was greatly moved by the gesture, and let him pick his favorite.  Before parting ways, Trooper Burnette made sure his little buddy knew he will always be his hero. #Troopersareheroes #FHP

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