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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).

Mesa, Ariz., Police Ditching Police Codes for Plain English

August 15, 2008

The main reason for the change is to improve communication with other agencies because other Valley agencies often have different codes than Mesa, Detective Steve Berry said.

"Texas Seven" Cop Killer Michael Anthony Rodriguez Executed

August 15, 2008

Before Mr. Rodriguez and six others overpowered workers at a maximum-security prison in South Texas in 2000, he had been serving a life sentence for paying a hit man $2,000 to kill his wife, Theresa Rodriguez, in 1992.


New Orange County Sheriff Angered by "Lost" Special Deputy Badges

August 15, 2008

The Orange County Sheriff's Department promised today that any special reserve deputies caught using their badges and ID cards after reporting that the credentials had been lost or stolen will be arrested and charged with filing false police reports and being in possession of stolen property.

Phoenix PD Uses Plate Recognition System to Combat Vehicle Theft

August 15, 2008

In just two hours, Phoenix police Sgt. Doug Hardin scanned more than 900 license plates, yet his hands rarely moved from the steering wheel of his unmarked pickup truck.

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