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DNA molecules often provide crucial genetic information in law enforcement investigations. This display at the Oxford University Natural History Museum is courtesy of net_efekt at Flickr.

L.A. County Sheriff Suspends DNA Testing in Sexual Assault Cases

June 23, 2009

Out of cash and understaffed, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has suspended its faltering effort to analyze DNA evidence from thousands of rape and sexual assault cases, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Police Nab Twins Snapped on Google

June 22, 2009

Dutch police have arrested twin brothers on suspicion of robbery after their alleged victim spotted a picture of them following him on Google's Street View map application, a spokesman said Friday.

Tags: Robbery

Motorola Wireless Video Surveillance Helps LAPD Reduce Crime

June 9, 2009
"Technology is an important way a small police department with a big job, like LAPD, has any chance of providing public safety," says Deputy Chief Charlie Beck. "Motorola's mesh network was the technology we wanted to use and they stepped up to the plate in a big way."

LAPD Seeks Lifting of Consent Decree

June 8, 2009

The Los Angeles Police Department will make the case that it no longer requires federal oversight, during a June 15 hearing in front of U.S. District Court Judge Gary Feess, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Streamlight Honors COPS On Its 25th Anniversary

June 8, 2009

Streamlight, a leading manufacturer of lighting tools for police, recently honored Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS) as it celebrated its 25th anniversary. The company increased its 2009 contribution to COPS by serving as the platinum sponsor of the organization’s gala dinner held May 14 at the Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel in Washington, D.C., and through added financial support of key COPS programs aimed at survivors of fallen officers.

More Than 100 Agencies Purchase Spillman Software

June 8, 2009

Twenty-nine agencies purchased Spillman software for the first time, and 88 expanded their existing Spillman systems during the fourth quarter of 2008 and the first quarter of 2009.

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

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.

DHS Approves EF Johnson Technologies Lab for Testing Emergency Responder Radios

May 27, 2009

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has formally approved the company's engineering lab to test emergency responder radios for interoperability standards compliance.

Northcentral University's Computer Information Security Program Certified at Highest National Level

May 27, 2009

Northcentral University's School of Business and Technology Management (SoBTM), Computer Information Security (CIS), Management of Information Security (MIS), and Applied Computer Science (CS) online courses have been certified at the highest national level by National Security Systems (CNSS).

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