In 2006, police at GWU used Facebook to learn about college parties and bust them. To fight back, students set up a beer blast event on Facebook. When the cops showed up, there was no alcohol, but cookies with “Beer” written on them and games of “Cake-pong”.
As punishment for misbehavior, Thai policemen are forced to wear a Hello Kitty armband. Kitty is a cute icon for young girls. It’s not something macho police officers want covering their biceps.
If NYC were its own country, and the NYPD was its army, it would be the twentieth-best-funded army in the world, just behind Greece and just ahead of North Korea.
Blacks and Latinos accounted for 100 percent of LAPD dog bite victims in 2013.
Some police stations in China use geese instead of guard dogs to keep watch at night. Geese are very territorial and have better vision than humans.
In Detroit you have to wait on average more than 58 minutes for the police to respond to a call, compared to a national average of 11 minutes. Most police stations in Detroit are now closed to the public for 16 hours a day.
Pittsburgh police women are not allowed to wear lipstick while on duty.
In 1985, Philadelphia police used a helicopter to drop two bombs on a house during an armed standoff. The bombs ignited a fire that killed 11 and destroyed 60 homes.
A Florida county spent over $5 million jailing homeless people. It could’ve spent less on shelter.