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News To Brighten Your Day: 3 Stories Of Life-Saving Police Officers

News To Brighten Your Day: 3 Stories Of Life-Saving Police Officers

Posted: Tuesday - 12.29.2020 @ 9:52pm

At Kustom Signals, we like to hail the positives in everyday policing, so we share how at different times during this year, three officers from across the US found themselves in situations where the life of a child was at risk. Without hesitating, and pushing all fears aside, these heroic officers stepped in and did everything they could to save lives.

The Rise of Drug Abuse During the Pandemic (and Grants available to Police Departments)

The Rise of Drug Abuse During the Pandemic (and Grants available to Police Departments)

Posted: Wednesday - 12.9.2020 @ 11:51pm

A record-breaking 71,000 overdose deaths were recorded in 2019, and this year’s count is set to be higher. With a rise of more than 30% by the end of August, Kentucky stood out as the hardest hit state...

After Nearly Six Months Battling COVID-19, This NYPD Officer Survived

After Nearly Six Months Battling COVID-19, This NYPD Officer Survived

Posted: Monday - 11.23.2020 @ 12:05am

Even when optimism is scarce, there is room for surprises. Such was the case of veteran NYPD officer Yvan Pierre-Louis, 59, who was discharged from hospital in mid-September after fighting COVID-19 for 168 days. His journey was an extremely tough one; he spent more than four months on ventilation, two of which he was in a coma.

Police Response to Domestic Violence Calls During Covid-19

Police Response to Domestic Violence Calls During Covid-19

Posted: Sunday - 10.4.2020 @ 9:38pm

Victims of domestic violence (DV) are yet another casualty of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. When American citizens were advised to stay home this spring, police departments across the country reported a decrease in the incidence of crimes such as car theft and armed robberies. DV calls, however, increased sharply.

Key Differences Between Policing the COVID-19 & 1918 Flu Pandemics

Key Differences Between Policing the COVID-19 & 1918 Flu Pandemics

Posted: Friday - 7.24.2020 @ 10:30am

Considering how primitive medicine was in 1918, as well as the fact that sophisticated police equipment was still a distant dream, it is easy to wonder how order was maintained during such a chaotic time...

4 Ways to Continue Law Enforcement Learning whilst Maintaining Social Distancing

4 Ways to Continue Law Enforcement Learning whilst Maintaining Social Distancing

Posted: Saturday - 6.13.2020 @ 10:02pm

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to reduce the normal patterns of life, the move away from close contact may be leading you to look for alternatives to on-site continued learning programs for your department...