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U.S. Border Patrol Team Wins 2007 5.11 Challenge

September 6, 2007
The finals for the 2007 5.11 Challenge were the closest in the competition's four-year history. After eight weeks of competitive shooting in Montana, the two-man U.S. Border Patrol team from Alamogordo, N.M., squeezed out first place with the last shot of the event.

Va. Tech Report Confirms Shortcomings, Offers Preventive Tactics

August 31, 2007
More than four months have passed since the Virginia Tech tragedy, and the state of Virginia and university officials have released their findings on the April 16 massacre. From their reports, briefly summarized below, other campuses can glean valuable information that they hopefully will be able to apply to their own communities.

War Affects LE Ammo Reserves, Weapons Training

August 30, 2007
Police agencies are decreasing firearms training because they lack quick access to new ammunition, much of which is going to the military overseas.

TASER Used to Control Suicidal Woman

August 27, 2007
With the help of a TASER, a 45-year-old Menlo Park, Calif., woman was taken into custody for mental evaluation after stepping in front of a northbound Caltrain.

FCC Fines Radar Jammer Manufacturer

August 17, 2007
The FCC fined Rocky Mountain Radar earlier this year for producing radar jammers that interfere with police traffic radar.

Law Enforcement Officer Deaths Rose Sharply During First Half of 2007

August 15, 2007
For first time since 1978, more than 100 officers killed during first six months of year. Fatal shootings and traffic-related deaths both increase.

K-9 Left in Handler's Car Found Dead

August 13, 2007
A Chandler, Ariz., K-9 handler found his dog dead in his vehicle after leaving him there following the end of his shift.

TREXPO East Fast Approaching

August 9, 2007
TREXPO East, taking place at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center in Chantilly, Va., in less than two weeks, continues to grow as a record number of both exhibitors and attendees are expected.

Cities Sue Gangs

August 2, 2007
Several cities are asking courts for injunctions targeting specific gangs and gang members hanging out together as a way of preventing violence. In addition to hampering gang activity, the lawsuits give police legal reasons to stop and question gang members.

Elbeco Contest to Offer $5,000 for Best Story

August 1, 2007
Elbeco Incorporated, manufacturer of public safety uniforms, is celebrating its centennial year in 2007. To commemorate this milestone, the company will honor the men and women who wear their uniforms. In September, Elbeco will launch the "Every Elbeco Uniform Tells a Story" contest encouraging current and past service professionals to submit interesting stories that happened while they were wearing an Elbeco uniform.
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