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Indiana FOP Lodge Helps Santa Deliver Gifts to Needy Kids

December 21, 2009
Members of Calumet City, Ind.'s Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1 took their turn playing Santa's helpers Saturday. For the 23rd consecutive year, police officers gave the reindeer a break and took part in the Santa Run by pulling the jolly old elf's' sleigh from house to house bringing Christmas cheer to families in need.

TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers Raises More Than $550K from Celebrity Poker Tourney

December 21, 2009
The TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers generated more than $550,000 in gross donations during its fifth annual "Hold'em for Heroes" celebrity tournament weekend held November 19-21, 2009.

Jacksonville FOP Lodge Pledges $100K to National Law Enforcement Museum

December 21, 2009
Under the leadership of Jacksonville Lodge President Nelson Cuba, the Jacksonville FOP Lodge 5-30 has pledged $100,000 for the National Law Enforcement Museum, scheduled to open in Washington, DC, in 2013.

California Woman Receives Home Detention for Assault on Parking Officer

December 21, 2009
A San Francisco judge sentenced a woman to six months of home detention and five years of probation Friday stemming from an attack that left a city parking control officer with a dislocated shoulder.

California Court Gives Body Armor To Violent Felons

December 20, 2009
Paul Weber, president of the the Los Angeles Police Protective League officer's union, said the decision will "make criminals more bold and more likely to shoot it out with the police."

Off-Duty D.C. Detective Waves Gun After Snowballs Pelt His SUV

December 20, 2009
A veteran Washington D.C. detective waved his gun angrily after his Hummer was hit with snowballs during the weekend's storm, the New York Daily News reports.

California K-9 Killed By Police After He Bites Officer

December 17, 2009
Billy bit another officer assisting on the call. The dog did not let go when his handler ordered him to do so, and the officer being bitten shot him to death, Scott said.
Tags: K-9 Units

Washington State Reps Seek Ban on Semi-Auto Military-Style Rifles

December 17, 2009
The bill is backed by Seattle's police department, spokeswoman Renee Witt said. Also pushing it is Washington Ceasefire, a nonprofit that seeks to reduce gun violence. The group plans a news conference today to announce the proposal.

Police Say Criminals Packing More Heat

December 17, 2009
Nearly 40 percent of the departments reported an uptick in the use of assault weapons, according to the Police Executive Research Forum, a law enforcement think tank. In addition, half reported increases in the use of 9mm, .40-caliber, and 10mm handguns in crimes — among the same types of weapons that police use. The survey offers one of the broadest indications of officers' concerns about the armed threat from criminals involved in murder, assault, and other weapons-related offenses.
Image via samantha celera (Flickr.com).

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Warrant Needed To Search Cell Phones

December 17, 2009
Ohio patrol officers looking to gather evidence from the cell phones of people they question will now need a search warrant, following a ruling by that state's high court.
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