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Where Does an SRO Stand?

It’s a sad fact that in our nation virtually every school from elementary all the way through college now must have at least one SRO (School Resource Officer) on duty at all times. These SROs are on-duty police officers who … Continue reading

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Can Police Officers Force You to Use Face ID to Unlock Your Phone?

We lock our phones so that other people can’t access what is on them. We have personal contact information on our cell phones, pass codes, photos, even bank cards are kept on our phones — along with access to apps … Continue reading

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Road Rage on the Rise

Driving behind the wheel can be somewhat stressful. And while we feel somewhat protected in our cars, the space is only a small barrier to the outside world. We can’t predict how other drivers are going to react in certain … Continue reading

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Can You Shoot Down a Drone?

Drones are the latest craze, and it seems like everyone is using them for fun, for the news, for security, and many other reasons. Soon they will be delivering products to our doors including fresh hot pizzas, fried chicken, clothes, … Continue reading

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Stingray Tracking Devices

Stingray Tracking Devices, also known as “cell site simulators” or “IMSI catchers,” are invasive cell phone surveillance devices that mimic cell phone towers. They send out signals to trick cell phones in the area into transmitting their locations and personal … Continue reading

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Police Officer Motorcycle Safety

It seems there have been more and more accidents lately involving Police Officers and their motorcycles. On February 20, 2019, a motorcycle police officer was injured in a collision with a passenger vehicle in Santa Barbara, California. The officer was … Continue reading

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Major iPhone Facetime Bug

Apple recently released a fix for the major iPhone Facetime bug that allowed others to eavesdrop on conversations—even if they never answered the call. How Was the Bug Discovered?The bug went viral about a week ago and was all over … Continue reading

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Privacy for Cops congratulates all the Federal employees on the ending of the record-long shutdown!

On January 12, 2019, it officially became the longest shutdown in government history with a record 35-day shutdown. According to the Associated Press, some 800,000 federal workers have had to work without pay or have been kept from doing their … Continue reading

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School Resource Officers

It’s a sad fact that in our nation virtually every school from elementary all the way through college must now have at least one SRO (School Resource Officer) on duty at all times. These SROs are on-duty police officers who … Continue reading

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New Laws to Protect Police K-9 Units

Until recently it seemed as though few took much notice when a K-9 officer was killed in the line of duty beyond his handler and those in the department he served in. Yet, police dogs go through rigorous training that … Continue reading

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