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Calif. Sheriff Apprehends 'Bad Hair Bandit' Bank Robber

August 18, 2011
The Placer County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office has arrested Cynthia Van Holland, who authorities dubbed the "bad hair bandit." Van Holland has been connected with 20 robberies or attempted robberies of banks mostly in Seattle and Sacramento.

Fewer Cops In Oakland Results In 'Brazen' Crimes

August 18, 2011
Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts is repeating his public call for more officers, after a violent crime spike of "brazen activity" that included the fatal shooting of a 3-year-old boy in broad daylight.

First Free Home Goes to Detroit Cop

August 18, 2011
Detroit Police Officer William Booker-Riggs, a mayoral bodyguard, became the first officer to take advantage of Mayor Dave Bing's ambitious plan to make homeowners of 200 city officers.

FBI SWAT Officers Arrest Australian 'Collar Bomb' Suspect

August 16, 2011
Agents with the FBI's SWAT team arrested an Australian businessman Tuesday in connection with a fake collar bomb that had been placed around the neck of a Sydney teenager.

Colo. Officer Charged In DUI Joyride Retires

August 16, 2011
The impaired Aurora (Colo.) Police Department officer who was arrested driving his patrol car with another officer to a police funeral in South Dakota has resigned and retired.

Veteran Pa. Detective Kills Self

August 16, 2011
An Allegheny County (Pa.) Police detective who had saved a teenage girl's life committed suicide after a four-hour standoff with police. Homicide detective Lawrence Carpico, 49, died at 10:17 p.m. Saturday. He was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
<p>Screenshot: NLEOMF.</p>

NLEOMF Offers 9/11 Commemorative Gear

August 16, 2011
To honor the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is offering commemorative gear as a tribute to the fallen first responders.

Wis. Deputy Fired Over Code 3 Fatal Crash

August 16, 2011
Sheriff Steve Helgeson fired Dep. Trisha Stratman following an internal investigation into a crash on July 18, 2010, where high school student Brandon Jennings was thrown from a vehicle.
<p>Officer Evan Burns. Screenshot: KFVS-TV.</p>

Missouri Officer Killed Laying Spike Strips

August 16, 2011
Caruthersville (Mo.) Police officer Evan Burns was killed while attempting to lay out spike strips to stop a fleeing suspect heading south on Interstate 55.

5.11 Tactical Introduces Next-Gen Tactical Pant

August 15, 2011
Flex-Tac is a lightweight fabric with "increased breath-ability, stain resistance and colorfastness," according to 5.11 Tactical. It stretches almost 20 percent more than traditional tactical pants. The Stryke Pant with Flex-Tac is available starting this month for less than $75.
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