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Overweight officers banned from wearing uniform

Bolivian police officers struggling with their weight will patrol in plain clothes. • Police in Bolivia are being told that their uniforms will be confiscated if they are found to be overweight. But that's not to say they'll be then hitting the streets in their underpants. If an officer has a BMI between 25 and 29.9 - they'll

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Police chief sleeps at school to reassure kids

Police chief sleeps at school to reassure kids

Senior officer in the US says that he'll do what he can to make kids feel safe. • A US police chief has slept in a primary school classroom dressed as Superman in response to a child's concern about night-time intruders. As the children of Baileyville Elementary School, Maine arrived in the morning they found the head of their local po

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Two brothers call 911 to speak to Santa

Two brothers call 911 to speak to Santa

Six-year-old Blake rang 911 in order to speak to St Nick himself. • It’s widely known that if there is an emergency in the U.S. you should dial 911. But for two young brothers, that emergency involved getting hold of Father Christmas. Blake, six, and Brody, three, from Wisconsin, were watching television with their parent

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Five ridiculously slow police chases

Five ridiculously slow police chases

Pursuits aren't always as exciting as films would have you believe. • The movies would have you believe every police chase is high-octane and adrenaline-inducing. But the sad truth is, officers will – on occasion – deal with some pretty lame pursuits. Check these out for example:

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CSOs create musical Christmas crime cracker

CSOs create musical Christmas crime cracker

Huddersfield neighbourhood team have taken Disney songs into a whole new world. • A group of PCSOs have re-worked a Disney song in a bid to put a freeze on crime. The group, from West Yorkshire wrote, sung and recorded the tune Let it Go from the film Frozen, changing its meaning from being about an emotional, deposed monarch, into advice

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