police http://wamc.org en Police Urge Safety On Holiday Weekend http://wamc.org/post/police-urge-safety-holiday-weekend <p>Public safety officers across the region will be in full force this holiday weekend to enforce the rules of the road and water.&nbsp;</p><p>With Independence Day weekend getting started after work Thursday, police will be cracking down on impaired, distracted, and speeding drivers.</p><p>In a memo released Wednesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he urges “all New Yorkers to drive responsibly and obey the rules of the road.”</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 22:30:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 93994 at http://wamc.org Police Urge Safety On Holiday Weekend State Police unveil new radio system in W. Mass. http://wamc.org/post/state-police-unveil-new-radio-system-w-mass <p></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">RUSSELL, Mass. (AP) — Massachusetts State <font color="red">Police</font> are set to activate a new digital <font color="red">radio</font> system in western Massachusetts that will enhance public safety through improved communications.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px;">Department Superintendent Col. Timothy Alben is scheduled to unveil the system Tuesday at the State <font color="red">Police</font> barracks in Russell.</span></p> Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:32:18 +0000 Jaired Crofut 56718 at http://wamc.org State Police unveil new radio system in W. Mass. Killing Of Police Officer Prompts Review Of Procedures http://wamc.org/post/killing-police-officer-prompts-review-procedures <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Three months after a veteran police officer in Springfield Massachusetts was killed in the line of duty, the death of officer Kevin Ambrose still reverberates.&nbsp; Police across the country are reviewing procedures for dealing with domestic disputes involving fellow law officers.&nbsp; Efforts continue in Massachusetts to boost survivor benefits for the families of public safety professionals killed on the job. WAMC”s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:20:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 46607 at http://wamc.org Killing Of Police Officer Prompts Review Of Procedures CT State Police Leaders Face No Confidence Vote http://wamc.org/post/ct-state-police-leaders-face-no-confidence-vote <p>The results of a no confidence vote against Connecticut state police leaders by state troopers are set to be announced.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Officials with the National Troopers Coalition are scheduled to count the ballots Tuesday morning and announce the results around mid-day. Ballots were mailed to more than 1,000 state police union members earlier this month and were due back Monday afternoon.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 11:08:22 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 41823 at http://wamc.org CT State Police Leaders Face No Confidence Vote Feds Step Up Efforts to Find Stolen Boston Art http://wamc.org/post/feds-step-efforts-find-stolen-boston-art <p>Federal investigators say they are launching a public awareness campaign that could include billboards and television ads to help solve the 1990 art heist from Boston&#39;s Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.</p><p>The campaign could go international and is expected to be similar to the operation that led to the capture of James &quot;Whitey&quot; Bulger.</p><p>The Boston Globe reports the campaign will reintroduce the public to the 13 stolen masterpieces, including works by Rembrandt, Vermeer, Degas, and Manet, and try to solicit information concerning their whereabouts.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 13:36:52 +0000 40775 at http://wamc.org Feds Step Up Efforts to Find Stolen Boston Art Thousands Mourn At Police Officer's Funeral In Springfield Mass. http://wamc.org/post/thousands-mourn-police-officers-funeral-springfield-mass <p><font size="2">Thousands came out Friday to pay their last respects to a veteran Springfield Massachusetts police officer who was shot dead earlier this week after responding to a domestic dispute..&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief&nbsp; Paul Tuthill reports.<br /><br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Springfield Police Officer Kevin Ambrose was remembered for his fun loving spirit, his sense of humor, athletic prowess and his dedication to family, friends and the citizens of Springfield, whom he served for 36 years.&nbsp;</font></p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 19:44:26 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40694 at http://wamc.org Thousands Mourn At Police Officer's Funeral In Springfield Mass. Two MA Police Officers Being Laid to Rest http://wamc.org/post/two-ma-police-officers-being-laid-rest <p>Two Massachusetts police officers are being laid to rest.</p><p>Funerals for Springfield Officer Kevin Ambrose and Rutland Officer Sean Cooney are being held today.</p><p>Ambrose was shot and killed while investigating a domestic dispute on Monday. His funeral is at St. Catherine of Siena church in Springfield. Ambrose&#39;s pastor from St. Cecilia&#39;s Parish in Wilbraham will conduct the service with Springfield Bishop Timothy McDonnell.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2012 16:43:12 +0000 40676 at http://wamc.org Two MA Police Officers Being Laid to Rest Deadly Violence Against Police On The Rise http://wamc.org/post/deadly-violence-against-police-rise <p><font size="2">National statistics point to an increase in deadly violence against law enforcement officers. A 36 year veteran policeman in Springfield Massachusetts was the latest to lose his life in the line of duty when he was shot dead earlier this week while trying to resolve a domestic dispute.&nbsp;&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.<br /> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 40548 at http://wamc.org Deadly Violence Against Police On The Rise Police: NY Car Assist Leads to Wire Fraud Arrest http://wamc.org/post/police-ny-car-assist-leads-wire-fraud-arrest <p>State police say a trooper who stopped for a disabled car in Westchester County discovered the driver was wanted by the Secret Service for an alleged $1 million wire fraud.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>The arrest occurred Sunday evening on the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers.</p><p>Darrin Foster, of the Bronx, is accused of stealing the money from his former employer, an investment firm in Westport, Conn.</p><p>Police also discovered that Foster allegedly had a suspended license for failure to pay child support.</p> Tue, 29 May 2012 12:05:43 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 39932 at http://wamc.org Police: NY Car Assist Leads to Wire Fraud Arrest Man Arrested in Disappearance of NYC Boy Etan Patz http://wamc.org/post/man-arrested-disappearance-nyc-boy-etan-patz <p>Authorities in New York City say they&#39;ve cracked a 33-year-old case that helped focus national attention on missing children &mdash; the disappearance of Etan Patz.&nbsp; WAMC&rsquo;s Tristan O&rsquo;Neill reports&hellip;</p><p>Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly announced Thursday that 51-year-old Pedro Hernandez has been arrested on a murder charge. He&rsquo;s awaiting arraignment.&nbsp; It was the first arrest ever in the 1979 case.</p><p>Kelly says Hernandez confessed to choking the boy and putting his body in the trash.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 11:12:24 +0000 Tristan O'Neill 39745 at http://wamc.org Man Arrested in Disappearance of NYC Boy Etan Patz