NEW PLATEAUS Justice Going to Pot
Our Minnesotan boys in blue have been caught green-handed pulling some peculiar police work. Fox 9 news out of the Twin Cities had the story last night and the video below is definitely worth a look.
... Posted on 11/20/12 at 8:42 AM
STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Police investigate Rep. Gauthier in rest stop incident
By Brandon Stahl, Duluth News Tribune
Duluth police are investigating state Rep. Kerry Gauthier, DFL-Duluth, in connection with an incident last month at the Thompson Hill rest area off Interstate 35... Posted on 8/15/12 at 12:08 PM
A MINNESOTAN IN CHINA Beijing Means Business
Here's a picture book for your eyes and minds highlighting some illegal entrepreneurs, the business district of bustling Beijing and Walmart in China.
A common sight in Chinese cities are the... Posted on 7/14/12 at 9:03 AM
The good news: The number of car accidents, domestic violence calls and drunk driving arrests in Alexandria dropped in 2012.
The bad news: Burglaries skyrocketed, and assaults, felony arrests and drug-related crimes are all on the rise.
Douglas County commissioners approved a renewed contract with the Osakis Police Department (OPD) that will streamline record keeping.
E-charging, an initiative from the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, has been implemented in Douglas County. The service allows law enforcement, court administration, the state and attorneys to correspond on cases electronically.
What kinds of prescription drugs are being abused and what should I look out for?
Prescription drug abuse can be broken down into three primary categories.
The first category is opioids. Opioids are generally prescribed as a pain killer and include the common prescriptions such as oxycodone, oxycontin, hydrocodone, vicodin, percocet, morphine, codeine and fentanyl.
Alexandria Police Officer Jim Gripne
, June 01, 2012
Chad Gulbranson, a 12-year veteran of the Osakis Police Department (OPD), officially became Osakis’ chief law enforcement officer on April 29. He was hired for the job after Police Chief Mark Gilson announced his retirement earlier this year.
The Alexandria Police Department uses a service called NIXLE. This is a free service to sign up for and it allows a person to receive e-mails, text messages, or both to get updates on incidents that occur in our community.
Officer Jim Gripne, Alexandria Police Department
, April 18, 2012
Alexandria needs more police officers to keep the community and other officers safe.
That’s what Police Chief Rick Wyffels told the Alexandria City Council while giving his annual report Monday night. The chief listed budget cuts and officer staffing as the department’s biggest challenges.
Twelve brave souls trudged through the February 28 blizzard for a shot at the ATCC firing range.
As part of our Citizens Police Academy training, we popped into virtual reality and then snapped back into reality.
The Range 2000 put us through computer simulations in which we needed to determine whether or not to fire on a suspect. In most cases I made the right call, but in a few I would have been punished for my passive judgment.
A lot of legwork precedes apprehension of criminals. First, they must be caught. Next, there must be evidence. We found out it’s not as easy as it looks on TV.
During our initial tour of the facility we brushed through the evidence room and lab. Captain Scott Kent said we were about to experience our “CSI Night” and a bit of what he described as his true passion in law enforcement during our third class.
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