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Lack of Information Sharing Still Hinders Local Law Enforcement, Report Finds

December 29, 2005
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS) released a report today showing that more than four years after 9/11 the federal government still does not have working systems for getting law enforcement officers the information they need to identify terrorists and to thwart their plans.

Maryland State Police Department Honors Trooper and NCO of the Year for 2004

November 3, 2005
More than 50 troopers from across Maryland gathered to find out who among them had won the competitions for 2004 “Trooper of the Year” and “Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year.”

Grants Available for DVSA Truth Verification Systems

November 3, 2005
E. Gary Baker, Ph.D., developer of the Digital Voice Stress Analyzer, has announced the continuation of his firm’s Private Grant Program for 100 additional DVSA truth verification systems to be awarded to certified law enforcement, corrections, and other public agencies.

Wrongful Death Suit Against TASER Dismissed

October 27, 2005
TASER International announced that because the coroner admits his comments regarding a man's cause of death were reckless, a stipulation for dismissal with prejudice was filed by the parties in the James Borden wrongful death lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana. This is the fifth wrongful death or injury lawsuit that has been dismissed against TASER International in the past 18 months.

5.11 Challenge Finalists Donate Prizes to Agencies Hit By Hurricanes

October 24, 2005
The finalists of the 2005 5.11 Challenge elected to donate their prizes, amounting to more than $175,000 worth of gear, weapons, and apparel, to agencies devastated by the recent Gulf hurricanes. To match this generosity, the sponsors of the annual law enforcement shooting competition have agreed to provide the hurricane-ravaged agencies with an additional $350,000 worth of products.

Safety Campaign Urges Drivers to Slow Down

September 30, 2005
September 24th kicked off a month-long initiative to get drivers in communities across America to "Take the Pledge to Slow Down," culminating on Halloween, one of the most dangerous nights of the year for child pedestrians.

9/11 SAR Dogs Receive Lifetime Health Insurance

September 16, 2005
To thank the search-and-rescue dogs deployed to the 9/11 disaster sites for their hard work—and to make sure they always receive the optimum medical treatment available—Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency (VPI) offers paid lifetime health insurance policies to all dogs directly involved in the 9/11 rescue efforts.

Smith & Wesson Offers Gun Safety Training Incentive

September 2, 2005
Smith & Wesson has announced a program to help new shooters get the training they need for safe gun ownership and use.

Association Seeks Input on Decon Shower Standard

August 25, 2005
The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) invites first responders to assist in the development of a new voluntary consensus standard for decontamination showers by filling out a brief survey.

Governors Question Ability to Implement Real ID Act

August 5, 2005
Governors from across the United States recently discussed at an annual meeting what funds and resources will be needed to carry out the mandates included in the Real ID Act, which would require that identification cards be enhanced to become part of a federal data system.
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