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TREXPO East 2008 Offering Attendees Continuing Education Credits

May 29, 2008
TREXPO East 2008 is offering continuing education credit to all conference attendees. The TREXPO East Conference and show will take place Aug. 26–29 in Chantilly, Va. Full show and one-day conference pass holders will receive 0.2 credits for every eight hours of training at TREXPO East.

Atlanta's Rookie Cops Go on Foot Patrol

May 29, 2008
In recent years, working foot patrol has been a form of punishment in the Atlanta Police Department. Crashed your police cruiser? Serve a few days on the foot beat. Now it's an assignment for rookie cops as soon as they come out of the Police Academy.

TASER Announces Development of Officer-Worn Audio-Video Recording System

May 28, 2008
The AXON is a tactical audio-video recording and networking device designed to be worn by first responders such as law enforcement officers, soldiers, and private security. AXON integrates audio-video recording capability with tactical communications.

Is Training Certification Useful?

May 22, 2008
The idea that once we “certify” someone, we are somehow guaranteeing their competency is a subtext that runs throughout the law enforcement profession. But that's not the case.

Rogue LAPD Cop Gets 13 Years

May 15, 2008
Facing a potential life sentence in federal prison, a former Los Angeles police officer who was the admitted mastermind of a home invasion robbery gang apologized for his crimes Monday, telling a federal judge, "I became something that I despised."

S.C. Deputy Shot, Killed at Domestic Dispute

May 10, 2008
An Orangeburg County, S.C., deputy was shot and killed while responding to a domestic violence call, Sheriff Larry Williams said earlier this week.

Suspect Hurt in Attempted Denver Court Escape

May 8, 2008
A man charged with attacking a stranger at a bus stop dived through a closed third-floor courtroom window in Denver on Tuesday and was seriously injured when he landed on a metal grate below. Josephus Haynes, 41, was in critical condition at Denver Health Medical Center on Tuesday evening.

NOPD Hopes Ads Lure Officers

May 8, 2008
The New Orleans Police Department will spend $1.3 million in two years to bolster recruitment efforts, reaching out to potential new officers with a series of advertisements also aimed at encouraging community appreciation of police officers.

Investigation Reveals that N.H. Officer was Shot in Training Accident

May 8, 2008
The four Concord, N.H., police officers involved in an accidental shooting inside the Granite State Credit Union on May 1 were conducting a training exercise, a law enforcement source said last night.

Safer Shot to Begin Independent Testing and Certification of Its M-22 Non-Lethal Weapon

May 6, 2008
Safer Shot Inc. announced today that they will begin independent testing of the M-22 Non-Lethal Weapon in May. The independent field trial program, which is expected to last 30 days, is designed to measure product durability, safety, and non-lethal cartridge velocity. In conjunction with the phase two testing program, the safety training and certification courses designed for law enforcement agencies and individuals are scheduled for completion.
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