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Two Cops Die Running L.A. Marathon

March 20, 2006
Two men, both veteran law enforcement officers, suffered fatal heart attacks while running in Sunday's Los Angeles Marathon, marking the first deaths in the event since 1990, organizers said on Monday.

DOJ Releases Forensic DNA Interactive Training Tool

February 23, 2006
The Department of Justice has issued an interactive electronic training program, Principles of Forensic DNA for Officers of the Court, to educate criminal justice professionals and other practitioners about the science of DNA analysis and the legal issues regarding the use of DNA in the courtroom.

Purina Unleashes Working Dog Website

January 26, 2006
Purina’s new Website contains information to help working dogs reach their full potential. Updates are added to the site on an ongoing basis.

Deadline Nears for All-America City Award Noms

January 26, 2006
Communities still have about six weeks to complete their applications for the All-America City Award.

Proposed Washington Law Focuses on Meth Users, Not Makers

January 19, 2006
After years of targeting home-based methamphetamine laboratories, state and law enforcement officials are shifting focus, taking aim at meth addicts themselves. Attorney General Rob McKenna, along with the 26-member task force “Operation: Allied Against Meth,” is backing legislation that focuses on longer prison sentences and emphasizes substance abuse treatment.

Award Nominations Open for Officers Who Help Rescue Children

December 29, 2005
Each year the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) recognizes the extraordinary efforts of law enforcement officers who have successfully resolved cases involving missing or sexually exploited children.

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.
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