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Oldest Serving Cop in US Dies at Age 84

June 5, 2009

The oldest active duty police officer in the United States, who battled the Nazis on the beaches of Normandy and the chaos which ravaged New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, has died at the age of 84.

Protective Products International Receives Approval from NIJ for Standard-0101.06 Body Armor

June 5, 2009

Protective Products International (PPI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Protective Products of America Inc. and a manufacturer and distributor of advanced ballistic protective products is one of the first companies to receive compliance status approval for one of its ballistic vests under the the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Standard-0101.06

Mesa Officers Under Investigation For Flushing Motel Fetus

June 4, 2009

Four Mesa police officers and a lieutenant are the subject of separate internal investigations, one of which involves an officer who is accused of flushing a 4-inch stillborn fetus down a motel-room toilet and one of which involves improper use of force against a handcuffed prisoner, the Arizona Republic reports.

Chicago Officer Convicted of Battery on Bartender

June 4, 2009

A hulking Chicago police officer who claimed he pummeled a female bartender half his size because he thought he was in danger was found guilty Tuesday of aggravated battery.

Westhampton Beach Village Chief Making $188,709 Wants a Raise

June 4, 2009

Westhampton Beach Police Chief Raymond Dean makes $188,709 a year, is given a car for his work and personal use, and he wants more, Newsday reports.

A&E's 'First 48' Will Focus on Jackson P.D.

June 4, 2009
The A&E reality show “The First 48” will tape an episode in Jackson, Miss., because of the department's high homicide arrest rate, the Jackson Clarion Ledger reports. The homicide arrest rate is 78 percent, compared to 50 percent nationally.

Safariland Introduces NIJ Standard-0101.06 Body Armor

June 2, 2009

Safariland’s XT-700 Type II (#BA-2000S-FC01) and XT-300 Type IIIA (#BA-3A00S-BR01) models have been determined by the NIJ to comply with the new NIJ-06 standard. Both models are part of Safariland’s XT‑Series of concealable body armor, and are now available for immediate purchase. As of this date, these are the only Threat Level II and Threat Level IIIA vests that have been authorized by NIJ under the new NIJ-06 standard.

Officer-Involved Shootings Spike In Long Beach, Calif.

May 29, 2009
Nine people have been shot by Long Beach (Calif.) PD police officers this year, a trend officials attribute to a poor economy and work furloughs by the police department, the Los Angeles Times reports. In each case, violent suspects failed to comply with commands or brandished weapons.

Off-Duty NYPD Officer Killed by Fellow Officer in "Friendly Fire" Incident

May 29, 2009

An off-duty rookie cop chasing a suspected car thief in East Harlem with his gun drawn was shot and killed Thursday night when an officer mistook him for a criminal. "Police! Stop! Drop it!" cops from the 25th Precinct shouted at Omar Edwards, 25. As he started to turn toward him - the gun still in his hand - an officer opened fire, sources said.

Video: Dallas Is No Longer Most Crime-Infested Big City

May 29, 2009

A five-year effort by the police department and city to remove Dallas from the top slot on an annual list of large U.S. cities with the highest crime rate is paying off, as San Antonio took the top slot this year, the Dallas Morning News reports.

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