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U.S. Capitol Police use a threat assessment process to determine whether officers travel with members of Congress to provide extra security. Photo via Flickr (rafikk).

Congressional Leaders Step Up Security After Arizona Shooting

January 13, 2011
Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance W. Gainer, a 42-year officer, has said he doesn't advice national politicians to arm themselves while in their districts, however several elected leaders believe they need more security.

SCOTUS Appears To Give Police More Leeway In Searches

January 13, 2011
In the past, the high court has said officers need a search warrant to enter a home, but during arguments in a drug case, the court's conservatives said they favored relaxing that rule when police say they have a need to act fast.

Jared Loughner Stopped by Wildlife Officer Hours Before Shooting

January 12, 2011
Loughner ran a red light and was let off with a warning three hours before the deadly attack by an officer with the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the agency announced.

Baltimore Police Ban Plainclothes Duty

January 12, 2011
Command staff members are now discussing new rules governing plainclothes work. Officers could wear distinctive colors that change by the day or week, to make them quickly identifiable to fellow officers but not to the people they are trying to arrest, or use code words.

CHP Officer Charged With Husband's Murder

January 12, 2011
Los Angeles Sheriff's deputies arrested Officer Tomiekia Johnson, 31, of Compton, on Tuesday and charged her with the murder of husband Marcus Lemons two years ago.

Hundreds of FBI Agents Investigate Arizona Shooting

January 12, 2011
The FBI's investigation, known internally as "Bureau Special," involves about 200 agents that have come from other areas of the country who are attempting to determine what motivated Jared Loughner to open fire at Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' community event, killing six and wounding 14 others, reports National Public Radio.

Texas University Trains Officers To Detect Drugged Driving

January 12, 2011
With grants from the Texas Department of Transportation, the educational institution operates two training programs to enhance officers' abilities to identify and evaluate impaired drivers. The programs are offered free of charge to municipal, county and state law enforcement personnel at locations throughout the state.

Toronto Officer Struck By Stolen Snow Plow

January 12, 2011
Sgt. Ryan Russell, 35, was pronounced dead at St. Michael's Hospital hours after being hit by the plow. Russell, an 11-year veteran of the force, leaves behind a wife and young son.

Missouri Deputy's 'Bear Hug' Saves Bridge Jumper

January 11, 2011
A St. Clair County (Mo.) Sheriff's MetroLink safety officer saved a suicidal man by grabbing him as he jumped from the edge of a bridge while standing outside the rail.

FBI Launches Probe of Louisiana Agency

January 11, 2011
The FBI is investigating the Harahan (La.) Police Department, following allegations it mismanaged about $80,000 of federal grant money. Two officers have been fired and the FBI is now investigating it further.
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