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TREXPO West Takes It to the Streets for L.A. Show

February 16, 2006
One of the highlights of TREXPO West scheduled for March 14–17 is sure to be the class on vehicle pursuit tactics and techniques that will actually include street work.

Original SWAT Wins Emmy for Commercial

February 16, 2006
The 2006 television advertisement for Original SWAT Footwear Co. won a Midsouth Regional Emmy last Saturday night, winning the award for Best Commercial Spot. The ad, which appeared during programming for the Original SWAT World Challenge on ESPN, was honored at the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science.

Patriot Act Moves Closer to Renewal

February 16, 2006
The Senate pushed the Patriot Act a step closer to renewal Thursday, overwhelmingly rejecting an effort to block it. Passage is expected next month for extending the law that was passed weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as a weapon to help the government track terror suspects.

National Law Enforcement Museum Receives $100,000 Pledge From San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association

February 8, 2006
Reinforcing law enforcement's commitment to build the National Law Enforcement Museum, the San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association (SEBA) recently pledged $100,000 in support of the national project. With the $100,000 commitment, SEBA becomes the second member of the Groundbreaking Society, an elite group of donors who will invest $100,000 or more between now and ground breaking in A Matter of Honor: The Campaign to Build the National Law Enforcement Museum.

National Equipment Register Holds Free Seminar

February 8, 2006
FBI-LEEDA and the National Equipment Register are scheduled to hold a free one-day regional summit in Phoenix on March 14, designed to help equipment owners, insurers, and law enforcement better combat heavy equipment theft. This summit provides timely information that will assist participants in better dealing with and understanding the problem of heavy equipment theft and recovery.

Pimping Near Police Station a Bad Idea

February 3, 2006
A married couple pleaded no contest to charges they ran a brothel across the street from a police station in Concord, Calif., Contra Costa County authorities said.

New Customs Explosive Detector Dog Named “Sirius” After K-9 Killed on 9/11

February 3, 2006
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is deploying a new canine explosive detector team to the field that has a special connection to keeping people in the New Jersey area safe. CBP K-9 “Sirius,” a Black Labrador retriever born on September 23, 2004, at the CBP Canine Enforcement Training Center (CETC), received her name to honor the only working dog that died in World Trade Center attacks.

2005 Equipment Theft Report Available

February 3, 2006
Nearly 40 percent of all construction and agricultural equipment theft occurs in just five states, according to a report released today by the National Equipment Register (NER), a database company established to reduce heavy-equipment theft rates and increase recoveries of stolen equipment.

NRA Trains Record Number of Law Enforcement and Military Firearm Instructors in 2005

January 26, 2006
For the fourth year in a row, the National Rifle Association's Law Enforcement Activities Division (LEAD) trained a record number of public and private Law Enforcement Firearm Instructors from the ranks of federal, state, and municipal police departments, as well as from the military. These instructors are now helping to train law enforcement officers across the United States and in places as distant as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Group Says Iowa Sex Offender Law Harms LE Efforts

January 26, 2006
Iowa’s county prosecutors asked lawmakers Monday to scrap the state’s controversial 2,000-foot sex offender residency restriction and replace it with what they argue are more effective strategies to protect children.
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