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Most Prisoners Don’t Take College Classes

December 16, 2005
Fewer than five percent of prisoners nationwide are currently enrolled in college classes, according to a new report from the Institute for Higher Education Policy. The report includes recommendations to increase prisoner participation in postsecondary education as a means to reduce recidivism by providing inmates with career skills.

Law Enforcement Training Association Announces Schedule for Annual Conference and Expo

December 16, 2005
The International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA)2006 Conference and Expo is scheduled for April 25–26 in the Chicago suburb of Arlington, Ill.

Taser Foundation December Donations to be Matched

December 1, 2005
The Taser Foundation has launched its annual fundraising drive for the families of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. And two groups have pledged to match donations in the month of December up to $100,000.

California Court Denies Clemency for Williams

December 1, 2005
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt the scheduled execution of convicted killer Stanley “Tookie” Williams, the Crips gang founder who became an anti-gang activist while in prison and whose supporters claim has redeemed himself.

‘Smart’ Buildings to Guide Future First Responders

November 17, 2005
The best response to a building emergency is a fast and informed one. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working with the building industry as well as the public safety and information technology communities to achieve both objectives.

National Bike Registry Offers Agencies Way to Find Recovered Bikes’ Owners

October 20, 2005
The National Bike Registry’s Official Bike Registration Station gives police free, password-protected access to the registry’s more than 300,000 registered bicycles, nationwide. This is a way to protect bikes in the local community and reunite recovered stolen bicycles with their owners.

NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban for New Drivers

September 30, 2005
The National Transportation Safety Board has added to its annual list of “Most Wanted Safety Recommendations to States” a ban on inexperienced drivers using wireless devices behind the wheel.

Program Alerts Public to Missing Persons Via Phone

September 22, 2005
Knowing how critical the first few hours following a child abduction are, Sherry Friedlander founded the non-profit organization A Child is Missing to aid law enforcement in recovering missing children.

Hurricane Forces NRA to Cancel Police Championship

September 2, 2005
Due to Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast region, the National Rifle Association has been forced to cancel the 44th Annual National Police Shooting Championship.

Connecticut Corrections Officers Perch Atop Donut Shops for Charity

August 5, 2005
Law Enforcement officers are collecting donations from customers and the general public while sitting on the rooftops of donut shops, all in the name of Special Olympics.
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