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Largely due to frequent police brutality occurring recently, American citizens’ confidence in law enforcement has greatly decreased. Although Coppell does not have an issue with police brutality, the town’s police department is still affected by the nation-wide problem.

CPD sheds light on police brutality

Camila Villarreal, Staff Writer November 1, 2019

Compared to decades prior, more cases of police brutality have restocked the media headlines on a routinely basis, and the effect on Americans can be seen by looking at the numbers.  In the last fifteen...

Coppell Police Chief Danny Barton looks through paperwork in his new office at the Coppell Police Station on Dec. 14. Barton has been a part of the police force for more than 20 years and was sworn in as Coppell Police Chief on Dec. 3.

Finding your place through spontaneous decisions

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer January 15, 2019

At 22 years old, Danny Barton, a biochemistry major from the University of North Texas, did not think he would end up being the Police Chief of the Coppell Police Department. In fact, he did not think...

Texas legislation has passed a new law where students are required to have police encounter training. Each school district will implement the law in their own way to reduce tensions between the law enforcement and the community. Coppell ISD is making sure that students have viewed the Flashing Lights video, in order to be certified for graduation.

Flashing Lights: Texas law requires police encounter training for high school students

Nishant Medicharla, Staff Writer November 29, 2018

Starting this school year, Texas legislation has passed a bill requiring all high school students to have proper training in the process, procedures and legal rights of citizens in possible police encounters....

Beginning this year, security measures will be now more heavily enforced at the Buddy Echols stadium during athletic events for the 2018-2019 school year. This includes the enforcement of past policy concerning backpacks, pre-game searches, with the addition of monitoring from security personnel and local officers from the Coppell Police Department.

CISD prioritizing stadium security measures to keep staff, students safe

Christine Zacuai, Executive News Editor September 4, 2018

Beginning this year, security measures will be closely followed to ensure stadium safety during athletic events held at Buddy Echols Field.   Past requirements will be still be enforced, including...

The 14 girls participating in the women’s self defense class practice using pressure points. Pressure points can knock out the attacker with a simple hit. The classes take place at the Coppell Police Department on Wednesday’s from 6:30 - 8 p.m.

Building confidence

Anika Arutla, Staff Writer November 3, 2017

Thanks to the self defense classes held at the police department, the women living in Coppell have felt more safe and secure for 16 years. Classes are held every fall and spring and the dates and vary...

Young children play on inflatable slides at the National Night Out social on Pecan Hollow Drive. On Tuesday, Coppell celebrated its thirty-third annual NNO, which promotes neighborhood safety.

Coppell National Night Out brings new light to national discussion

Emma Cummins, Executive Editorial Page Editor October 6, 2016

You walk up to the block party; a policeman is helping little children try on his helmet and sit on his motorcycle, there is a bouncy house is full of laughing children, people laugh and talk while the...

Graphic by Manu Garikipati. The historic trust of citizens and their law enforcement being put to the test.

Citizens have right to be angry about recent police brutality

January 8, 2015

By Alexandra Dalton Staff Writer @alex_dalton04   If I am expected to stand up at the Pledge of Allegiance and say those hollow words, then I have to be able to answer this question with a...

Dangerous prisoners escape from North Texas prison

April 2, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor Two inmates escaped from a Hopkins County jail 75 miles northeast of Dallas on Tuesday morning. Local authorities are using dogs, helicopters and roadblocks to launch...

Dec. 19, On-campus school officer Ricky Jimenez explains to junior Kyle Ash how wearing the fatal vision googles impairs your vision and how standardized field sobriety test works in science teacher Susan Shepperds forensic science class. Photo by Rowan Khazendar.

Police cracking down on drunk drivers in Coppell

January 9, 2013

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor While the rest of us were celebrating with our families during the 2012 holiday season, the Coppell and Carrollton police departments teamed up to ensure that drivers...

Graphic by Haley Madigan

Uncovering Coppell cop myths

December 19, 2012

By Corrina Taylor Staff Writer Delicate snowflakes float down from the dark winter sky and snow has accumulated on the streets as uniformed officers push through the slush. Their breath is visible...

Record number of “Texas 10 Most Wanted” fugitives arrested, one in Coppell

December 12, 2012

By Thomas Hair Opinions Editor In a state as large Texas, there are so many outlaws, drug gangs and sex offenders that it can be extremely difficult to keep the populace in-the-know about each...

A day of remembrance with the city of Coppell

September 10, 2012

By Corrina Taylor Staff Writer September 11th is a big day in history that will affect Americans for many years to come, this devastating event has created a big impact on the lives of civilians today....

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