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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threats

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Enhancing teachers’ response to active threatsWhen you say the words “first responders” who comes to mind?  Police, Fireman, EMT? But what about teachers?  It is no longer adequate to place all of the responsibility for our children’s safety in the hands of our teachers during an attack and not take the time to properly train them to accomplish that task. Nor is it acceptable to simply tell them, "Lock your classroom door, turn out the lights, hide in a corner and pray that the attacker doesn’t pick your room."  

Today, the nation’s law enforcement officers are better prepared to respond to an active shooter than ever before. Unfortunately, statistics show that many of these incidents are over before law enforcement can even get there to help. There is no doubt that today's teachers need to be instructed on how to increase the chances of survival for their students and themselves. Who better to train them then members of the law enforcement community.  

How to Create a “Tactical Teacher”

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Remembering the Fallen at the 2015 Survivor Conference

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Tony Aguerre is a deputy with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Department and the law enforcement liaison for the NorCal chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), an organization that provides resources to assist in the rebuilding of the lives of surviving families and affected co-workers of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The San Francisco Deputy Sheriff’s Association is a member of PubSecAlliance.

From those picturesque counties that make up the Northern California Coast to the agricultural rich region that is the Central Valley, and all the way into sunny Southern California, live and work the amazing men and women of California’s law enforcement profession.

Each of these California communities was hard hit in

No-Knock Warrants At Risk

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door knobThere's nothing as dangerous in police work as the no-knock warrant, which allows law enforcement officers to enter a property without warning.

But despite the fact that such operations have gotten a lot of cops—and others—killed, many say the practice is still law enforcement's best chance at catching bad guys and secure evidence to be used at trial.

Because of the controversies surrounding no-knock warrants, some lawmakers—including Georgia State Sen. Vincent Fort—are looking to scale back or eliminate the practice entirely.

In Georgia, Carrie Mill a retired Atlanta Police officer with 30 years on the job—most of that in the drug unit—and a union rep for the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, says no-knock warrants were critical

Irvine mom gets prison time for molesting boys at 'fun' house

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A 44-year-old Irvine mother who worked as a school district behavioral specialist was sentenced Friday June 6th, to three years and four months in state prison for sexually assaulting two boys, authorities said.

Nicole McMillen was convicted in October 2013 of four felony counts of lewd acts upon a child and three felony counts of oral copulation of a minor under 16.

McMillen, the Orange County district attorney’s office said, would maintain a “fun” home where youngsters would come over to play or watch movies with her own children.

Prosecutors said McMillen sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy on two occasions in early 2012.

The youth told his mother about the incidents and the family reported it to the Irvine Police

Man suspected of stealing more than $2,000 in alcohol in Irvine

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A man suspected of stealing more than $2,000 worth of alcohol during a series of grocery store burglaries in Irvine was arrested Wednesday after a Tustin detective recognized his description, police said.

Carlos Oropeza Cortez, 28, was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary in connection with thefts at nine grocery stores over the past month, Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen said.

Investigators allege that Cortez placed bottles of liquor in a cart, then walked out of the stores without paying. They believe he avoided stealing high-end alcohol, which is usually locked up at grocery stores, Engen said.

Detectives believe Cortez re-sold the alcohol, Engen said, although they don’t know who he sold it to.

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