Long before daybreak, the Newark police SWAT suits up. Helmets with communication equipment … The SWAT team knows if there are babies or mothers in the house. Or if there are dogs. And if the front yard gates lock. They know the back escape routes … Link.

The number of incidents of officers using lethal force against family dogs is growing. It doesn’t just happen in high-intensity SWAT raids or drug busts. It happens during simple calls. It happens when police are sent to the wrong address. It happens every … Link.

Round Rock police and firefighters along with Williamson County EMS personnel will show off equipment and displays during the free family fun event. The Round Rock SWAT and Water Rescue … and McGruff the Crime Dog will give presentations. Link.

Police and SWAT teams were called out to just before 10:30 … Want to learn more about caring for your dog? Check out this awesome event at La Palmera this weekend. The Corpus Christi Kennel Club will be holding a Responsible Dog Ownership Day this … Link.

following an argument with an ex-girlfriend over ownership of a dog. Fifteen Louisville Metro Council members signed a letter to the mayor saying they oppose a plan which would add a full-time SWAT team, but dismantle the police FLEX units — platoons in … Link.