“Mounted Patrol says Goodbye.” A tribute to the horses of Birmingham’s Unit [Photos]

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Two of the three horses in the Birmingham Police Department’s Mounted Patrol, which retired today. Photo via Birmingham Police Department on Facebook

Why the long face? Today, Birmingham officially said “goodbye” to three four-legged officers in the Birmingham Police Department‘s Mounted Patrol. We took a trip down memory lane to remember these beautiful animals and their service in Birmingham.

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Upcoming mobile app can help you connect with Birmingham Police

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BPD posing at the Botanical Gardens. Photo via Birmingham Police Department

Although there are a ton of Birmingham-specific mobile apps, an upcoming app will help bridge the gap between police and residents in The Magic City. Read on to learn more about the new Birmingham Police App.

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Unwanted guns? 3 ways to safely get rid of them in Birmingham

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You could turn your unwanted firearms into something beautiful like this! Photo via Art of Peace

So, for one reason or another, you find yourself with a couple of unwanted guns (or more!) on your hands. Maybe you inherited them, or just have a few old guns that you no longer want. If you are looking to properly dispose of a firearm, here are three ways to make it happen in Birmingham.

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The Feds are coming to town! Birmingham among 12 cities to receive crime reduction assistance

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The BPD can expect some help from the federal government – via wideblueline.com

Former Alabama Senator and current US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced an initiative to reduce crime in twelve cities today.  Urban areas are consistently more dangerous, even accounting for population, than suburban and rural areas, and this new program aims to reduce violent crime in these high-risk areas, especially gun crime. Continue reading “The Feds are coming to town! Birmingham among 12 cities to receive crime reduction assistance”

Birmingham Mayor William Bell announces Operation Eagle

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Finding news to report on in Birmingham can be depressing work.  I generally sort news articles by “most recent” to find a lead and work from there, but that means I have to wade through dozens of reports of people’s ruined lives. Continue reading “Birmingham Mayor William Bell announces Operation Eagle”

Update: Plans to establish a Public Safety Complex in Ensley look Promising

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In December of 2016, the Ramsay McCormack building in Ensley was slated to be demolished.  After lawsuits and debate, a plan to renovate and utilize the building was announced.  The plan calls for a $40 million project to relocate the municipal court, police and fire headquarters to Ensley.  Now the city is seeking bids, by February 10th, for the renovation work.

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the Ramsay McCormack building stands tall on Ave. E and 19th Street North. Photo by Frank Couch

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