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How The BLM Movement Has Impacted The Use of Police Body Cameras

How The BLM Movement Has Impacted The Use of Police Body Cameras

Posted: Wednesday - 2.3.2021 @ 10:22pm

2020 proved to be a tumultuous year for law enforcement. As well as being tasked with protecting civilians throughout the course of a global pandemic, the police force was placed under a heightened level of scrutiny during a period of civil unrest. As the conversation about the role of policing in society turned into a national debate, the use of body cameras was brought into question, with many disagreeing on their effectiveness or how they should be used.

NYPD Battles COVID: 900 New Recruits Join to Help Maintain Service Levels

NYPD Battles COVID: 900 New Recruits Join to Help Maintain Service Levels

Posted: Tuesday - 2.2.2021 @ 7:03pm

After more than six months of inactivity, the NYPD academy finally resumed courses on November 2nd, when a socially-distanced ceremony was held for the newest recruits. Wearing masks and remaining several feet apart, a total of 900 cadets took the oath to join the department and began serving their community, amid one of the most challenging periods in recent American history.

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.