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Albuquerque Police Recruits Hit by H1N1 Flu

August 25, 2009
The usually bustling Albuquerque police academy looked like a ghost town for a time this week. Twelve of the 22 cadets were hit with respiratory infections. When tests of the 12 cadets came back two tested positive for the H1N1 virus.
Charleston Officer Coleman on radar duty. Photo via Charleston PD.

Charleston PD Recruits Blacks and Women Using Social Media

August 24, 2009
The Charleston (W. Va.) Police Department has begun using social networking websites such as Twitter and MySpace as venues to recruit more black and female officers, the Charleston Gazette reports.

Wave of Sickness Hits Albuquerque PD Academy

August 20, 2009
More than half of the cadets training to become Albuquerque police officers are sick this week, due to an upper respiratory condition that has brought their training to a temporary halt.
Photo via Leo Reynolds (Flickr.com).

Atlanta Police Host Job Fairs To Find 150 Recruits

August 19, 2009
The Atlanta Police Department hosted a job fair and testing on Tuesday, hiring to fill the next two academy classes for 2009, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Alabama Man Admitted Sex Crimes During Police Interview

August 14, 2009
A 21-year-old man who admitted to possessing child pornography and having sex with an underage girl during a job interview with Montgomery police has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, AL.com reports.

Tenn. Recruit Shot By Instructor During Training

August 12, 2009
A Memphis Police Department recruit was accidentally shot in the wrist by an instructor during firearms training at the Police Training Academy, FoxNews.com reports.

NYPD Will Receive Federal Stimulus Money After All

July 29, 2009
Federal officials have found additional stimulus funds that will allow the New York Police Department to turn the tide from Tuesday's announcement that it had been passed over for funding, the New York Times reports.
Philadelphia police officers gathering, close-up of Lt. Josey. Photo courtesy of Shari DeAngelo (Flickr.com).

U.S. Will Provide $1 Billion to Hire Cops

July 29, 2009
The federal government will give $1 billion in economic stimulus funds to law enforcement agencies in every state to pay for the hiring and re-hiring of officers, Vice President Joe Biden and Attorney General Eric Holder announced.

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.
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