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January 6, 2021

Alive Day Celebration – Houston Gass

The term “Alive Day” is seldom spoken among Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s). What you’ll hear is “anniversary of your incident”, “that day everything changed”, or “when it happened”, but rarely will you hear of it in terms of a day to reflect upon. Most try to shutter the past and compartmentalize the trauma. It is easier to ignore it than accept it and move past. With little fanfare from their agencies, it’s a wonder it’s even acknowledged.

At LENN, we choose to celebrate the day of change. It is a life altering event for those affected. Rather than dwell on the past, we will lift up those that survived. After all, why should we mourn what has not been lost when we should be [...]

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November 30, 2020

Best Practices in Law Enforcement Administration: El Dorado County Sheriff Leading the Way for Mental Health

Part of the “Best Practices in Administration” being highlighted on LENN

Placerville, CA – El Dorado County is nestled at the base of the mountains on the eastern edge of the Sacramento sprawl. This is where Sheriff John D’Agostini both resides and oversees the deputies that work for him. It is a beautiful place in what has been considered to be an area that does not approve of their law enforcement officers if you are to believe the mainstream media.

However, what I found was breathtaking and staggering from both the aspect of the law enforcement officer and now, a member of the public. A new way of treating mental health within the department crushing the stigma [...]

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November 24, 2020

Omaha Chief Gets Ahead of Speculatory Incrimination

Omaha, NE – Part of the “Best Practices in Administration” series being highlighted on LENN

Chief Todd Schmaderer, in an unprecedented move to stifle persecution prior to judgment by the majority of the media, has announced that officers at his department were justified in their shooting of Kenneth Jones. Jones was shot last Thursday during a traffic stop after failing to comply with police commands during which he reportedly reached for a gun that was concealed in his waistband. Schmaderer said, “As chief, I have watched a lot of videos over the years, and this was one of the most non-compliant situations that I have seen.”

While unwilling to release the [...]

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November 24, 2020

Seattle City Council Balks on Mayor’s Police Reform Budget

Seattle, WA – While touting the phrases of “Cut the police budget by fifty percent”, the Seattle City Council, in an unforeseen move, trimmed police spending by only twenty percent in its recent vote on the mayor’s projected budget. In an 8-1 victory on Monday, law enforcement saw complete funding for 100 officers, where naysayers wanted less than half of that. To further stifle speculation of the last minute change in funding, Mayor Jenny Durkin announced that she would sign the budget rather than veto the changes.

Previous propositions from the council assisted in the resignation of SPD Chief Carmen Best earlier this year following civil unrest, [...]

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