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Rising Cyber Crime Wave: Doubts Over Law Enforcement Capabilities

Corporations and governments are experiencing and reporting cybercrime at greater rates, according to a survey by PwC consulting. Respondents expressed doubts about the ability of law enforcement to investigate and prosecute economic crime.

The PwC survey found 54 percent of U.S. companies experienced cyber crime in the past two years, far higher than the 32 percent global reported rate, according to Didier Lavion, a principal at PwC. Continue reading Rising Cyber Crime Wave: Doubts Over Law Enforcement Capabilities

Night Owl Attacks and Causes Louisiana Police Officer To Crash His Vehicle

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A Louisiana police officer on an overnight patrol was forced to ditch his cruiser after an owl attacked him.

Covington Officer Lance Benjamin was working early when he suddenly felt something hit him on the side of his face. Continue reading Night Owl Attacks and Causes Louisiana Police Officer To Crash His Vehicle

Law Enforcement Recruiters In Kansas Facing Challenges

Law enforcement agencies around Kansas are struggling to recruit new officers, and officials speculate that negative publicity that has accompanied a number of high-profile incidents could be playing a role. But other factors may be playing a bigger role in making recruiting more challenging these days, recruiters say. Continue reading Law Enforcement Recruiters In Kansas Facing Challenges

Application for Reporting Indecent/Sexual Assault Has Escrow Functionality

According to a recent study of 27 schools, about one-quarter of female undergraduates said they had experienced nonconsensual sex or touching since entering college, but most of the students said they did not report it to school officials or support services. Continue reading Application for Reporting Indecent/Sexual Assault Has Escrow Functionality

Montana Police Officer Finds Healing In Sharing His PTSD story

We recently introduced you to a Great Falls police sergeant who courageously shared his story of struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Reporter Shannon Newth has the the next chapter of his story on the road to recovery.

PTSD is an anxiety disorder, brought on by trauma. It can occur from one event, or as a result of cumulative stress. There are three main symptoms – avoidance, re-experiencing the trauma and hyper vigilance There can also be physical symptoms, like high blood pressure and rapid heart rate.

Those with P-T-S-D can recover – Sergeant Rich LaBard is living proof.

“What I really had a hard time with after I went through treatment and got a grasp on what happened to me, was the guilt of leaving this guy, in my mind, to die, but I was ok with that when I made the decision because I was going to save these kids and I was either going to kill this guy or he was going to kill me, so that was how I was ok with spending his life to save the kids. When I got in the house, it was already done,” LaBard said.

August 16, 2004 is a day that changed LaBard. The change wasn’t instantaneous, but rather an unfolding over years. LaBard was first on scene to an active shooter call, where he was forced to leave a man shot in the chest in the yard to proceed – as police training teaches – to a threat inside the house. There he found a man who had just shot himself.

Personality changes, sleepless night, flashbacks, paranoia. Mental and physical symptoms escalated over years, all the while he didn’t connect the dots between incidents and symptoms, suicide became an option to bring peace and solace to the constant noise inside his head.

“I hadn’t gotten to the point where I had made a plan, but I w as certainly headed that way,” LaBard recalled.

Read more and watch the report at KPAX.

Law Enforcement Operation ‘Reverse Christmas Parade’ Yields Outpouring of Toys

Brevard County, Florida – Law Enforcement Officers from throughout Brevard County walked miles to gather toys for kids at Christmas. Continue reading Law Enforcement Operation ‘Reverse Christmas Parade’ Yields Outpouring of Toys

Illinois’ Largest Police Training Facility Could Shut Down Due To Budget Crisis

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Chicago (WLS) — In order for police to do their job well on the street, officers must log many hours in a classroom. But state’s budget crisis is putting some of that vital training at risk.

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