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Supreme Court to Decide if K-9s Allowed on Routine Stops

November 11, 2004
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide if using a drug-sniffing dog on a minor traffic stop is considered unreasonable search and seizure.

Study Finds Fingerprint-Matching Systems Accurate

August 5, 2004
Computerized fingerprint comparison systems are accurate 99 percent of the time, according to a new study conducted in accordance with the PATRIOT Act.

Sikh Officer Wearing Turban OK, Judge Rules

April 30, 2004
A judge has ruled that a man who says he was forced to resign from the NYPD because of religious discrimination should be rehired and allowed to wear a turban and untrimmed beard, as is his religious custom.

Police Officer Wins Donut-Eating Contest

April 16, 2004
A Wisconsin patrolman claimed victory over fellow law enforcement officers after eating 9 ½ donuts in the Dunkin’ Donuts World Cop Donut Eating Championship at the ILEETA Conference outside Chicago.

ILEETA Holds First Training Conference

February 27, 2004
The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA) will assemble law enforcement training professionals in Chicago, April 13-17, to present multiple tracks of law enforcement training, most centering on instructors’ use-of-force training issues.

2003 Equipment Theft Report Now Available

January 27, 2004
The National Equipment Register (NER) has released its first annual study analyzing the problem of heavy equipment theft in the United States.

Cintas Grant Program to Provide Police with AEDs

January 16, 2004
Cintas has established the ReviveR Provider Police Grant Program to give automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to police agencies.

Segway Scooters Recalled

October 3, 2003
Inventor Dean Kamen’s Segway Human Transporter scooter is being recalled because of injuries incurred when low batteries may have caused riders to fall off. While the scooters travel only up to 12 miles per hour and use a gyroscope to steady riders, it seems that when the battery is too low there isn't enough power to keep the product upright, causing the rider to fall off.

Officer Fights to Wear Religious Headgear On Duty

August 15, 2003
A Muslim police officer has been told she will be fired from the Philadelphia Police Department if she returns to work wearing a head scarf.

Australian Police Conference Planned

May 29, 2003
The Australian Police Summit 2003, which will cover all aspects of police, law enforcement, and public security, will be held June 18 and 19 in Sydney, Australia.
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