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  1. NYPD Tries to Start a Trending Hashtag, It Does Not Go So Well

    If Elliot Stabler were still here, he'd know better.

    The NYPD has it pretty rough from a PR perspective (and for admittedly very good reasons). That's why some ingenious intern publicist decided that it would a great idea to start a contest on Twitter and ask users to submit pictures of themselves with police officers from our fair city. Surprise! It backfired.

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  2. West Des Moines Police Department Shows Off Killer Photoshop Skills to Warn You Not to Drink and Drive

    We hope their sketch artist is better than this.

    Don't drink and drive or you might turn into a weird sad looking stick person and go to jail. At least that's the message we're taking away from this image posted to the West Des Moines police department's Facebook page yesterday as a warning to St. Patrick's Day drinkers. Seriously though, don't drink and drive.

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  3. Police Can ID Criminals From Reflections In Their Victim’s Eyes Now

    ENHANCE!

    I guess we all have to stop making fun of CSI, because new research is allowing police to identify criminals just by using the reflections in a victim's eye. Calling the pupil a "black mirror," contrast-adjusted, high-resolution images of a victim's face could start blowing cases wide open (do they say that still?)

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  4. Comedian Randy Liedtke Mocks Cell Phone Driving Laws with iPhone Cookies, Gets a Ticket

    Quick, delete your browser history! Oh, wait, cookies you eat? What?

    On Sunday, comedian Randy Liedtke tweeted some iPhone-shaped cookies he'd made and said he was going to try to get pulled over and see what happened, because sure, why wouldn't a cop find that hilarious? Instead, he wound up getting brought to the police station and slapped with a ticket for some of his unpaid parking fines. Supposedly.

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  5. Seattle Police Will Hand Out Doritos at Hempfest, So How Soon Can We All Move There?

    No, officer, I don't know why you pulled me ooOOH COOL RANCH

    In a stunning turn of events that sounds like something out of the best Axe Cop storyline ever -- even better than the one when the Ninja Moon Warriors hunt down Vampire Moon Baby Kid-- Seattle police officers are planning to hand out bags of Doritos to attendees of Hempfest, along with information about the state's new pot laws.

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  6. The Farting Policeman: Officer’s Flatulence Helps Bust Pot Grow-Op

    You'll make Sergeant for this, Officer Fart Cop.

    Today in Top Notch Police Work news, police in Britain sniffed out an outdoor marijuana farm and brought the operation to a halt -- and it was all thanks to the rank farts of one of their colleagues.

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  7. This Just Got Real: Swedish Police Raid Call Of Duty Session

    When a ten-person strong team of Swedish police officers responded to an emergency call over the weekend, they didn't know what they were in for, but considering the details they had to go on -- the caller's description of the situation stated had included the sound of gunshots and frantic cries for help -- they can be forgiven for expecting the worst. Happily, rather than  gruesome abbatoir they may have anticipated, the officers were instead confronted with... a group of teenagers playing Call of Duty.

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  8. Minority Report Precog-Like Software Being Tested In Baltimore And Philadelphia To Predict Crimes

    The Future Is Now!

    More and more these days we're witnesses the technologies from our favorite sci-fi films and television shows get closer to reality. The latest is a new kind of software meant to predict the actions of criminals. Baltimore, Maryland and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are already using it to prevent murders and Washington D.C. is next on the list. Don't worry, no one is keeping psychics in a pool. Well, not that we're aware... 

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  9. Dutch Police Request DNA to Solve Cold Case, Alleged Murderer Submits His Own

    After 16-year-old Marianne Vaatstra was raped and murdered in the Netherlands in 1999, the case quickly went nowhere. Those responsible were were never found, though the police conducted a thorough investigation. There were, however, traces of matching DNA on both the girl's body and a lighter in her bag. This summer, the police decided to conduct a mass DNA dragnet of around 7,000 local men. Compliance wasn't mandatory, but that didn't stop the man that appears to be Vaatstra's killer from submitting his own.

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  10. The Internet is Real: Man Receives Ominous Phone Call From His Dog, Calls Police

    If you were to, say, receive a phone call from your house phone, but all you could hear was some banging and scraping, what would you do? No words are spoken; it's just the foreboding noises coming across. For many, this event might never play out due to not having a house phone, but when Bruce Gardner got a call on his cell featuring this exact scenario, he called the police because he feared his house was being robbed. As it turns out, his dog had just gotten hold of the phone and accidentally called him.

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