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Prison Sentence For NY Man Who Spit on Trooper

December 20, 2004
An HIV-positive man who was acquitted of attempted murder of a police officer for spitting on a trooper and allegedly trying to infect him was sentenced to prison for assault during the incident.

School Crime Rate Continues Decline

December 2, 2004
Crime in United States schools continued to decline from 1992 to 2002, coinciding with a national drop in the crime rate, according to a new DOJ report.

Amtrak Institutes Random ID Checks

November 18, 2004
In an effort to improve overall security on its trains to prevent terrorism, Amtrak has begun checking passengers’ IDs.

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.
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