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Stamford St Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal Dinner

Sgt. Patrick Loughran will be the Grand Marshall for the St. Patrick's Day parade on March 4, 2023. Follow the link below for the newsletter and to purchase tickets to the dinner or donate to the parade.

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Stamford Advocate Police News

Fiery car crash on I-95 in Stamford cleared after backing up traffic

A fiery car crash closed two lanes along Interstate 95 north between exits 7 and 8 Monday morning, the Department of Transportation said.

Greenwich man charged in Stamford hit-and-run that killed restaurant workers considers plea deal

Michael Talbot, of Greenwich, is contemplating whether to accept or reject a plea deal in a Stamford hit-and-run crash that killed two people.

Norwalk man offered 15 years in prison in plea deal for child sexual assault case, officials say

A Norwalk man accused of sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl has been offered a plea deal, which includes serving 15 years in prison.

Pedestrian struck and killed on I-95 in Stamford, police say

State police said the unidentified victim was crossing Interstate 95 near Exit 8 in Stamford on Sunday night when he was struck and killed.

Former Dulos divorce attorney says CT state police took photo of privileged document during search

Fotis Dulos' former divorce attorney testified Friday that Connecticut State Police took photo of a privileged document during search of Farmington home.

Stamford man, 18, granted pretrial program in string of home burglaries

A Stamford 18-year-old was granted a pretrial probationary program relating to a string of home burglaries that ended in a struggle with a homeowner.

Stamford Advocate Local News

In Photos: 'Nutcracker' auditions for Connecticut Ballet in Stamford draws kids from around CT

Would-be ballerinas as young as 7 tried out for the famed ballet. Those chosen will get to perform at The Palace Theater in Stamford in Decemeber.

Fiery car crash on I-95 in Stamford cleared after backing up traffic

A fiery car crash closed two lanes along Interstate 95 north between exits 7 and 8 Monday morning, the Department of Transportation said.

Stamford never banned guns, explosives from government buildings. Now it looks to close the loophole.

The city has no ordinance in place prohibiting the possession of firearms or explosives inside government buildings or polling locations.

Who will be Stamford's 2024 Citizen of the Year? Here's how to nominate your neighbor.

The award has been given to Stamford residents annually since 1945. It was founded by Fred Robbins, a veteran of World War I and II.

Stamford developer Ted Ferrarone is stepping down as BLT co-president after 15 years

Stamford developer Ted Ferrarone worked the Harbor Point project for 18 years, 15 of them with BLT.

See inside Stamford's only charter school, which just earned federal Blue Ribbon School status

The school has been open since 2015.

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Defeating the blur: Rethinking traditional police training to close quarter spontaneous attacks

The reality of attacks on officers and how we train for them

Webinar: The power of proactive interagency collaboration

Best practices and insider tips

The future of connected vehicles in public safety

Essential features to plan for now

'We will find you': Fla. officer seriously wounded in ambush shooting; 3 suspects remain at large

“Turn yourself in. We will find you,” Police Chief Lawrence Revell said. “We will not rest, we will not sleep, we will not pause until we find you and bring you to justice”

Ky. man arrested after fleeing traffic stop, hitting deputy in head, face

The suspect took the deputy's gun during the altercation, but the deputy was able to regain control of his firearm and fire several shots at the man

Saving lives and regaining public trust by employing nonlethal PepperBall

By using PepperBall for a range of patrol operations, the Phoenix Police Department is increasing officer safety and morale, improving community relations and resolving more incidents without deadly force

Public Safety Labor News

Budget Discussions Do Not Equal Negotiations

In late 2012, the City of Portland, Oregon began its budget process for the 2013-14 fiscal year anticipating a shortfall. The City asked the Fire Bureau to develop its budget using a modified zero-based budget approach, requesting up to 90 percent of current appropriation levels with prioritized add

Labor Board Refuses To Sever Detectives From Sworn Unit

On October 4, 2019, the St. Petersburg Police Officers’ Association, Inc. (POA) filed a petition seeking to represent a bargaining unit consisting of police detectives employed by the City of St. Petersburg, Florida. The detectives are currently represented by the Sun Coast Police Benevolent Associa

Court Upholds Arbitrator’s Opinion On Fire Union Meetings

Firefighters for the Dracut Fire Department in Massachusetts are represented by IAFF Local 2586. Local 2586 holds meetings on a monthly basis. By necessity, these meetings are scheduled during a shift. Prior to 1986, union meetings were held off-site, at bars or in restaurants.In 1986, the parties a

Court Rejects Lawsuit From Deputy Shot By Reserve

On April 5, 2016, Casey Huepenbecker and Marcus Newell were receiving firearms training at a range operated by the City of Napoleon, Ohio. During a break, Huepenbecker asked for, and received, permission to clean his weapon. Shortly after cleaning the gun, he set it on a picnic table near where othe

ADA Does Not Require Light Duty For Oft-Injured Officer

Kristal Scott suffered multiple injuries during the time that she was employed as a Detroit police officer. In 2011, she fell down the stairs while on duty responding to a call. On July 13, 2012, during job-required scooter training, she crashed her scooter into a metal barricade at low speed when a

The ‘Not A Sharp Operator’ Defense

In May 2012 Valent Maxwell, a police officer for the City of Klawock, Alaska, accepted a law enforcement job in Fairview, Montana. He left some belongings in his city-owned apartment in Klawock, sold some, and moved or shipped the rest to Montana. Shortly after starting the new job, however, he quit