The Cape Coral Police Department’s SWAT Team took first place for the second year in a row at a regional SWAT competition on Saturday.
The event included teams from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Fort Myers Police Department and the Collier County Sheriff’s Office. A total of 10 teams competed.
There’s a new arsenal of emergency response tools for one of Central Arkansas’ fastest growing counties.
Most recently Saline County received a trailer, a donation from the Benton Fire Department. It’s now converted into a mobile command center to use where-ever emergency strikes in the county.
There’s a new set of wheels at the Saline County Sheriff’s Office.
spending hours trying to find their way home from Portland.
The couple, in their 90s, left their coastal home in the Boothbay region early Aug. 20 for a medical appointment in Portland. Traveling home after the appointment and some shopping, the husband, who was driving, got mixed up at the exits and landed in Alton. From Alton, the elderly man traveled to Milo, according to Cpl. Dale Clark of the Milo Police Department.
Who has the best police dog in the area?
The Global K9 Working Dogs intends to find out. The center is hosting its first Hardest Hitting Dog contest at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11 at its facility, 2029 E. U.S. Route 34, Leland.
According to Hilary Moyle, a dog trainer and office manager, the contest is only open to police handlers and their canines, but the public is invited to watch. Admission to the indoor event is free.
They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. Luckily, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department’s latest addition came through with flying colors.
“Eagle One,” a JetRanger helicopter, was introduced at the annual Sheriff’s Posse Picnic on Aug. 20 by Sheriff John D’Agostini and pilots Ed Rincon and Dr. Richard Moorhouse.
The helicopter landed at the El Dorado County Fairgrounds during the picnic, adding some extra “oomph” to the department’s announcement.
Authorities hope “Eagle One,” which seats several and can reach speeds of 150 mph, will provide deputies with yet another tool for faster, more efficient search and rescue efforts in the county’s more mountainous terrain.
Way to go, Officer Wendy!
Wendy Klarkowski isn’t the most intimidating-looking officer on the force at the Surprise Police Department.
Standing 5 feet 3 inches and weighing 118 pounds, Klarkowski is dwarfed by some of the hulking officers in the department.
But she is built with grit and determination, supervisors say. Those qualities led the 49-year-old to be named the department’s Rookie of the Year, making her the oldest officer in Surprise to achieve the distinction.
The Allegan County Sheriff’s Department in Wayland, Mich., has a new officer – Medo, a German shepherd, who graduated at the top of his class at the K-9 Academy International.
Medo’s “employment” by the County Sheriff’s Department was funded with a $12,000 donation from the Gun Lake Tribe (the Match-E-Be-Nash-E-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians). On August 25, Gun Lake Tribe officials and members of the Allegan County Sherriff’s Office got together for a public ceremony to announce the donation and introduce Medo to the community. Attending the event were Gun Lake Chairman D.K. Sprague and Allegan County Sheriff Blaine Koops, Gun Lake’s elected Tribal Council, Gun Lake Tribal Gaming Authority staff, Gun Lake Casino management team, tribal public safety officers and the Allegan County Sheriff’s Command Staff and K-9 Unit.
I can’t wait for the new season to start on September 10th!!
Crime may be ugly, but in Savannah, at least it happens in a pretty setting.
Zach Ragsdale, producer for the TV show “Cops,” said that’s why they picked Savannah for the new season of the show.
“I think Savannah’s a beautiful city,” Ragsdale said. “It’s a great backdrop to shoot something like this because it looks different from most places we show.”
The show has been on the air since 1989, and this summer was the first time it was filmed in Savannah.