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Arpaio's Plan to Transport Inmates on Light Rail Concerns Phoenix

January 29, 2009
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's new system for hauling prisoners on Metro light rail isn't being met with universal praise. Arpaio spun the plan as a cost-saving measure and calls it "con rail."

San Diego Area Agency May Eliminate K-9 Unit in Budget Cut

January 29, 2009
Some officers who have trained police dogs in the California city of Chula Vista are questioning the wisdom of a City Council vote on Jan. 13 to eliminate a police K-9 program to help balance the city's budget.

Mass. State Police Captain Killed When Car Hits Pole on Route 1

January 29, 2009
Captain Richard J. Cashin, who joined law enforcement in 1980, the same year his uncle was shot to death while working as a Chelsea police officer, was the overnight shift commander for State Police Troop A, whose jurisdiction stretches from Revere to the New Hampshire border, officials said.

NC Police: Fleeing Robber Scared Woman to Death

January 29, 2009
Larry Whitfield was on foot, his getaway car wrecked, his rookie attempt at robbing a bank thwarted by a set of locked doors, according to detectives. Looking for a place to hide, police say, he found himself inside the home of a frightened old woman.

Officer Timothy Tonkin of Suffolk County (N.Y.) PD Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

January 28, 2009
For rescuing trapped victims on two separate occasions, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Officer Timothy Tonkin of the Suffolk County (N.Y.) Police Department as its Officer of the Month for December 2008.

Pelican Products Acquires Hardigg Industries

January 26, 2009
Pelican Products Inc, announced the acquisition of long-time competitor Hardigg Industries, the world's largest manufacturer of roto-molded protective cases based in South Deerfield, Mass.

Flint, Mich., Police Chief Faces U.S. Fraud Charge

January 24, 2009
Chief David Dicks was indicted Wednesday on a charge of fraudulently receiving more than $1,000 from an organization that gets federal money. Dicks is accused of receiving nearly $47,000 through a no-show job at a security company run by his father.

Colorado Judge Punishes Noise Offenders with Manilow Music

January 23, 2009
The guiding principle in Municipal Judge Paul Sacco's courtroom is an eye for an eye. Or rather, an ear for an ear. So when teenagers land in front of him for blasting their car stereos or otherwise disturbing the peace in this small northern Colorado city, Sacco informs them that they will spend a Friday evening in his courtroom listening to music -- of his choosing.

Suspicious Package in S.C. Post Office Is Foul Air Mail

January 22, 2009
When workers showed up at the Oakbrook Post Office on Wednesday morning, they found a strange package — after they smelled it. The stench threw a wrench into their work. Next thing you know, here comes the sheriff's office, the police department, firefighters, postal inspectors, the EMS and the ATF — everybody but the FBI.

Supreme Court Sides with Police Officers in Search Case

January 22, 2009
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that police officers in Utah who searched a suspect's home without a warrant cannot be sued for violating his constitutional rights.
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