14 of the 60 residents of the village of New Rome, Ohio were police officers. The police department’s only purpose was issuing traffic tickets, and they brought in around $400,000 a year, mostly by citing drivers for things such as improperly tinted windows. The town was dissolved in 2004.
Cops arrested a 99-year-old woman so she could cross it off her bucket list.
In 2017 an off-duty police officer dressed up as Batman was entertaining kids sick with cancer at a hospital. Coincidentally, as he left the hospital he caught and arrested a man who was attempting to steal multiple DVDs, including the Lego Batman Movie.
12-year-old Jessica Maple solved a burglary case after she found clues officers had missed when investigating a robbery at her late great-grandmother’s house. She then tracked missing items to a pawn shop, got the thieves’ picture IDs from the manager, and confronted the burglars herself.
On 2 separate occasions, British police officer Steve Hutton, barked at fleeing criminals to trick them into thinking he had a police dog with him. It worked.
As posted on the (verified) Twitter account of Warwickshire Police on April 3, this gentleman is on the run.
We can confirm that this is real … it’s serious as a woman was victim of a horrible crime. Hopefully the attention will mean we identify the offender/bring him to justice quicker
If you see him, be sure to inform the authorities.
A group of undercover Detroit police posing as drug dealers tried to arrest another group of undercover police posing as drug buyers.
In August 1962, New York City cops began patrolling the streets at night while dressed as women. The idea was to trap would-be muggers.
For a few thousand bucks, Detroit police will give a business higher 911 priority.