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NYPD Prepares for Times Square's Festivities

December 31, 2008
A phalanx of rookie cops - one day out of the Police Academy - will be out in force on New Year's Eve as police keep watch on the festivities in Times Square. And keeping watch over them - and just about everyone else - will be Sky Watch, the retractable NYPD tower that allows police to spot problems from blocks away.

New Orleans Cop-Turned-Minister Stands Out in Effort to Halt Murders

December 31, 2008

After dark on the last Sunday of 2008, the Rev. John Raphael, the cop-turned-pastor, changed clothes after the evening service at his New Hope Baptist Church and walked a few blocks to the South Claiborne Avenue neutral ground. He came simply to plant himself in full view at a major urban intersection, fasting, to bear witness against the shootings that ravage New Orleans.

Customs and Border Protection Meets 18,000 Border Patrol Agent Hiring Commitment

December 24, 2008
U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) met the goal to hire 6,000 Border Patrol agents across the U.S. by year’s end. CBP reached its target weeks ahead of schedule and now employs more than 18,000 agents.

Arizona Lags in Share of New Border Patrol Agents

December 18, 2008
The Border Patrol has met its goal of hiring 6,000 new agents in two years, but Arizona, which has the busiest stretch of border, saw the smallest percentage increase. Along the Southwestern border, 45 percent more agents now patrol than did two years ago. But along Arizona's border, where nearly half of all illegal immigrants traveling from Mexico were arrested last year, the Border Patrol bolstered its forces by 23 percent.

NYPD's Kelly Will Keep Crime Rate Down Despite Budget Cuts, Fewer Officers

December 4, 2008
The NYPD canceled its next police academy class of 1,067 rookie cops to save $36 million, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the council's finance and public safety committees.

Budget Shortfall Forces NYPD to Cancel January Recruit Class

November 6, 2008
The city is going to cut the work force by 3,000 - including some 500 layoffs - and cancel January's Police Academy class to deal with a two-year budget gap that has grown from $2.3 billion to $4 billion, an administration official said yesterday.

Former Orange County Sheriff's Corruption Trial Opens

October 29, 2008
The corruption case against the former Orange County lawman once dubbed "America's sheriff" opened this morning with federal prosecutors describing Michael S. Carona as a political manipulator whose ambitions were fueled by power and greed.

Former California Sheriff Faces New Federal Charges

October 16, 2008
Attorneys for former Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona revealed Tuesday that the government plans to present additional allegations against Carona during his upcoming corruption trial, and argued that they are entitled to the information before the trial later this month.

One in Three Recent Atlanta Police Academy Graduates Have Criminal Records

October 13, 2008
More than one-third of recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have been arrested or cited for a crime, according to a review of their job applications. The arrests ranged from minor offenses such as shoplifting to violent charges including assault. More than one-third of the officers had been rejected by other law enforcement agencies, and more than half of the recruits admitted using marijuana.

American Body Armor Unveils the Xtreme Force, the Newest Member of the Xtreme Body Armor Series

August 19, 2008

American Body Armor, part of the BAE Systems Products Group has introduced the newest model in the renowned Xtreme Body Armor series - the Xtreme Force (XTF).

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