Posts Tagged ‘Idaho’

Oregon vs. Minnesota on decertification

October 11, 2017

This article provides a detailed comparison of police licensing and decertification practices in Oregon and Minnesota. The system in Oregon is considered one of the best for transparency, thoroughness, and regularly updating; the state “dedicates a lot of energy and a lot of time to police our own” according to one sheriff.

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Western “constitutional” sheriffs

February 4, 2016

This article recounts the rise of so-called “constitutional” sheriffs in the Western U.S. who resist federal initiatives and sometimes actively interfere with federal law enforcement officials. These sheriffs, said to number over 200, have established their own networks and are often linked to citizen groups and political movements associated with state’s rights, 2nd amendment rights, and opposition to land management and environmental protections.

Fatal encounters and military veterans

January 2, 2013

Yesterday, David Couper posted the story of Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) police officer, Jennifer Sebena, age 30, tragically murdered on Christmas Eve by her husband, an Iraq war veteran. In a follow-up today, Chief Mike Masterson of Boise, Idaho describes some efforts made by his agency to help returning veterans and, hopefully, avoid fatal encounters.