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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.

Neighborhood Watch Goes Online

May 9, 2003
Internet technology is allowing citizens to help police catch criminals.

Immigrant Detention Ruled On

April 25, 2003
Under a decision by Attorney General John Ashcroft, Illegal immigrants could be held indefinitely without bond if their cases could present national security concerns.

Top Cops Deadline Extended

April 25, 2003
The TOP COPS nomination deadline is fast approaching. TOP COPS nomination packets must be received by May 14 to be eligible for consideration.

Radio Show Features a Cop’s Perspective

March 28, 2003
Dayton, Ohio’s WHIO-AM has created the “Sgt. Karl” show as a forum for police-related topics. The show’s host, Sgt. Karl Schmidt, works the day shift as a patrol officer. And no, he’s not giving up his day job.

$25M Available to Help Purchase Bulletproof Vests

March 5, 2003
The Justice Department is making $25 million available to help law enforcement agencies pay for bulletproof vests. The application deadline for fiscal year 2003 is May 2.
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