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Austin PD Investigates Partially Videotaped Shooting

May 13, 2009
The Austin police chief has begun an investigation of an officer-involved shooting of an 18-year-old in the Texas capital that was partially captured on a patrol car's video camera, the American-Statesman reports.

Bulletproof Vest Partnership Application Period Begins May 13

May 12, 2009
Applications for fiscal year 2009 BVP funds will be accepted beginning tomorrow. All applications must be submitted online to the Bureau of Justice Assistance by 5 p.m. (Eastern Time) on June 24.

Fallen Officers to be Honored May 13 at National Candlelight Vigil

May 12, 2009
The names of 387 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty—133 of them during 2008—will be formally dedicated on the walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC, on the evening of May 13, during the 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil.

Police Survivors Group Says No Worries About Obama's Death-Benefit Cut

May 12, 2009
President Obama's proposed reduction of death benefits is "meaningless" and will not reduce the amount paid to survivors who lose their loved ones in the line of duty, according to a leading grief-support agency for law-enforcement families.

Center for Domestic Preparedness Offers Toxic Agent Response Training

May 11, 2009
How long will it take before terrorists have weapons of mass destruction? The answer isn't clear. But preparing emergency response personnel to meet the threat head-on starts at the CDP's COBRATF—the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility in Anniston, Ala.

Decatur Provides Law Enforcement Stimulus Grant Resource

May 8, 2009
With more than $2 billion in JAG grants and another nearly $9 billion in State Fiscal Stabilization Funds, law enforcement departments and public safety organizations have a chance to acquire the public safety grant funding they need to purchase tools to keep their streets safe. Decatur Electronics has pulled information from various sources to create a web-based resource for public safety grant information.

No Stimulus for 26 Police Agencies Because of Past Violations

May 7, 2009
The bans stem from grants issued under the Clinton-era police hiring program known as Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The largest federally funded law enforcement build-up in U.S. history provided money for more than 100,000 officers starting in 1995.

Minnesota Cops Who Stopped for Gas Bust Motorist Pulling in with "Cooking" Meth Lab

May 7, 2009
A search of the vehicle revealed an overwhelming odor of ammonia. Drug paraphernalia, containers and other items were located "that confirmed the presence of a methamphetamine lab," said West Hennepin Public Safety Director Ray McCoy.

Chicago Police Say Gunman Killed After Shooting Four

May 7, 2009
Officers shot and killed a gunman Wednesday night after he opened fire in a convenience store in the South Shore neighborhood, then fled and pointed his weapon at pursuing police, Chicago police said.

San Diego Law Enforcement Memorial Unveiled

May 7, 2009
About 1,000 family members and law enforcement officers gathered in front of the County Administration Center on Harbor Drive for the memorial's unveiling, which came after many construction delays. The keynote speaker, San Diego police Chief William Lansdowne, told officers' surviving family members in the front rows that their loved ones died “doing something they loved to do.”
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