Officers Juan Mercado and John Oliva of the Mission (Texas) Police Department spoke with A&E Real Crime about the challenges of being in law enforcement, their most memorable moments on the job and what they like to do for fun. (Hint: It involves Celine Dion.)
A&E Real Crime spoke to the Richland County Sheriff's Department Deputy Sheriff about some embarrassing moments on the job, the story behind his Twitter handle, what he's learned from other Live PD cops and his work on his department's Community Action Team.
Tricia Griffith, who runs the web forum Websleuths, talks to A&E Real Crime about her close encounter with Ted Bundy, how the online community dug into the Casey Anthony case and why she believes police should let amateur sleuths help in investigations.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department officer spoke with A&E Real Crime about how being in the military and in law enforcement are similar, how social media has impacted policing and the importance of police transparency.
On January 13, 1982, there were two major accidents in Washington D.C.: a commercial plane crashed and plunged into the Potomac River, and a Metro train derailed. Police officer Steven O'Dell was deployed to the plane crash site and tells his story of working through the chaos.
In an excerpt from Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction by Erika Janik, see how one early policewoman helped solve a sensational murder and the vital role the first policewomen played in busting prostitution rings, finding missing people and more.