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In 2011, we said that when we preach public safety first, we mean just that. When someone dials 9-1-1, the...

Abdul Arian, 19, appears to be pointing a gun at Los Angeles police officers before they shot him to death on the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills on April 11, 2012. (Image from KCBS/KCAL video)

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Another day, another prison realignment horror story.

Los Angeles Times' Paige St. John reported Thursday that the increase in fugitive...

“Safe neighborhoods are the foundation of a safe city.”

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa spoke those words as he joined Chief Charlie Beck for...

Public employee critics, in their continuing attempt to place all blame for economic woes on public employees, have begun a new line of attack. This time they’re employing social media and shadowy websites to bolster their cause.

Here in California, they...

We are never shy about calling out the State Supreme Court when it hands down a ruling we think is detrimental to the rights of police officers...

In just a few days, you will be asked to make an historic vote, not only for the next mayor of Los Angeles, but also for Prop A, which will give the next mayor and the City the resources it desperately needs to keep our neighborhoods safe. Police officers and...

San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Lt. Al Stewart
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The past week has been emotionally wrenching for all Southern California law enforcement personnel. While we responded to the inhumane and morally indefensible violence caused by disgraced former officer Christopher Dorner, we joined with the entire community...

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) passed by Congress back in 1986 requires police to obtain a subpoena issued without a judge’s approval to read remotely...

A wave of new bills was introduced as California lawmakers reconvened at the State Capitol on Jan. 7 to start their legislative year. A number of them are of particular interest to law enforcement and deserve a close watch.

We applaud Senator Ted W. Lieu...

A friend of law enforcement in the California Legislature, Senator Ted Lieu, turned to Twitter to call attention to a California Senate policy long in need of change. We are glad he did.

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The new year is shaping up to be a momentous one in our city’s history with public safety on the line.

For only the third time in 75 years, no incumbent will be on the ballot for mayor in 2013. In addition to electing a successor to Mayor Antonio...

We’ve been warning for a long time that suspended or revoked and unlicensed drivers were a public safety menace. That’s why we...

Jose Luis Saenz was taken into custody Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012.

Jose Luis Saenz...

Officer Lawrence DePrimo bought new boots for a homeless man he encountered in Times Square. (Photo: Jennifer Foster)...
Eli Broad and Richard Riordan

Eli Broad and Richard Riordan

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Richard Riordan

Richard Riordan

Former Mayor Richard...

As you may have read in recent news stories, former Mayor Richard Riordan has taken the first steps toward eliminating the...

Image: WCBS 880

(Image: WCBS 880)

Bath salts were a “...

On the heels of a $3.2 million judgment against LAPD for tasing and shooting Valerie Allen, a bipolar woman who attacked officers with a sharpened...

What’s one thing that law enforcement and at least some of California’s 725 death row inmates agree on? The answer is we both oppose Prop. 34 on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Really – read on.

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EDWARD BYRNE Rookie slain in 1988.

We know you are busy, but what we are asking will only take a few minutes and can make a huge...

Timothy Joseph McGhee at his sentencing in 2009. Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times
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Over the past few days, media coverage of police chasing dangerous felons in the southland have put thousands of people, including dozens of police officers, in extreme danger. Police chases and the aftermath are certainly newsworthy, but the recent live...

October 1 will mark the first anniversary of the prison realignment legislation signed into law by Governor Brown. With nearly a year’s worth of data, it is not too early to assess whether the law, heralded by prisoner-release advocates, in fact reduced the...

Police officers, firefighters and the rest of California’s middle class will be silenced if big corporations have their way this November.

Prop 32 is NOT...

The following article by Jack Dunphy was originally posted on PJMedia.com on August 27, 2012, and is reposted here with his permission....

A former Los Angeles police chief once observed, “Police work is not always pretty. But in my 36 years of law enforcement, I've learned not to make a judgment until I have all the facts.”

Chief Bratton’s comments echo our views regarding the recent...

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