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Gates Arrestor Taught Recruits Peril of Racial Profiling

July 27, 2009
Sgt. James Crowley, the Cambridge police officer criticized by President Obama for his arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr., has taught a class to police recruits about the dangers of racial profiling, the Boston Globe reports.

Revision Introduces Photochromic Hellfly Ballistic Sunglasses

July 23, 2009
Revision Eyewear, a leading supplier of ballistic protective eyewear to law enforcement and military worldwide, marks its debut in light changing lens technology with the Photochromic Hellfly Ballistic Sunglass.

St. Louis Police Chief Transfers Three Instructors Out of Police Academy

July 16, 2009
St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom said Wednesday that he had transferred three of the Police Academy's leaders for meting out what he considered to be uneven discipline to cadets.

Investigators Search for Cause of Colorado Recruit's Death

July 2, 2009
Sergio Aragon had just completed the standard physical agility test conducted by the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department as part of its normal hiring process when he collapsed and became unresponsive.

Colorado Sheriff's Recruit Dies After Physical Test

July 1, 2009
A 34-year-old Pueblo man died Monday shortly after he had completed a physical agility test as part of the hiring process for the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department.
Potential deputies wait for the results of written tests at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Women in Law Enforcement Career Day. The department is aggressively recruiting qualified females.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Prioritizes Female Hiring

June 17, 2009
In an effort to provide more opportunity for qualified female deputies and comply with a consent decree that arose out of a 1980 sexual discrimination lawsuit, the department is stepping up its efforts to recruit more women.

Protective Products International Receives Approval from NIJ for Standard-0101.06 Body Armor

June 5, 2009

Protective Products International (PPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Protective Products of America Inc. and a manufacturer and distributor of advanced ballistic protective products is one of the first companies to receive compliance status approval for one of its ballistic vests under the the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard-0101.06

Mentally Disabled Man Convicted of Killing San Jose Cop

May 28, 2009

A mentally disabled man was convicted Wednesday of second-degree murder for fatally shooting a rookie San Jose police officer in 2001. DeShawn Campbell, 29, faces life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing Officer Jeffrey Fontana with a single shot to the head from a .45-caliber pistol during a traffic stop early Oct. 28, 2001, in San Jose's Almaden Valley neighborhood.

Budget Cuts: Dallas Police Lose $7 Million In Overtime Pay

May 19, 2009
The Dallas Police Department would see its budget for overtime pay reduced by $7 million, under the current city budget proposed for the next fiscal year, the Dallas Morning News reports.

No Stimulus for 26 Police Agencies Because of Past Violations

May 7, 2009
The bans stem from grants issued under the Clinton-era police hiring program known as Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The largest federally funded law enforcement build-up in U.S. history provided money for more than 100,000 officers starting in 1995.
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