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Research Shows Tougher Seat Belt Laws Increase Belt Use

February 23, 2006
New York enacted the first statewide mandatory seat belt law in 1984. Now 49 states have some form of law requiring drivers and passengers to buckle up, and shows that they are having the desired effect. More and more motorists are wearing their belts.

5.11 Tactical Gear Now Available Under Homeland Security Grant Program

February 8, 2006
5.11 Tactical gear has been added to the Homeland Security Department’s Authorized Equipment List (AEL). The DHS has allocated more than $3 billion for U.S. grants to be used for domestic preparedness. Law enforcement and public safety departments can now apply for grant monies to pay for preparedness outfitting in specified 5.11 products.

Sheriff’s Office Returns Property After 29 Years

February 8, 2006
After being evicted in 1977, Mr. John Bayles then of Mission, Kansas and now of Toronto, Kansas had left behind property he didn’t know he had left. Once the moving company and emptied the apartment deputies searched the apartment for any remaining items and found $23.87 in U.S. currency, a silver dollar over 100 years old, several foreign coins, and commemorative coins. This money was logged and placed into the Johnson County (Kansas) Sheriff’s property room but never claimed. Until now.

Taser Ends Seven-Hour Standoff with Domestic Violence Suspect

January 6, 2006
According to news reports from The News Tribune, KOMO News 4, and KIRO News 7, police in Kent, Wash., used a Taser device to end a seven-hour standoff with a man barricaded in an apartment. The man was arrested and booked into the Kent city jail on suspicion of domestic violence.

Murder Suspect Gives Himself Up On Television

January 6, 2006
In Macon County, N.C., deputies and U.S. Marshals took Christopher David Lunz into custody Tuesday afternoon, with an Asheville television-news crew pointing a camera at the action. The 38-year-old Lunz was wanted in Pinellas County, Fla., as a suspect in the death of his father, 59-year-old David James Lunz of Palm Harbor Fla.

Conference on Methamphetamine Epidemic to Develop Solutions

December 22, 2005
The Performance Institute will hold the 2006 National Summit on the Methamphetamine Epidemic January 18 to 20 in Las Vegas. The event is designed to help law enforcement agencies further Meth prevention and interdiction efforts with best practices from across the country.

Keynote Speaker Named for March TREXPO West Show and Conference

December 16, 2005
This year’s TREXPO West conference will convene at the Los Angeles Convention Center March 14 with a keynote address by security and counter-terrorism expert J. Kelly McCann.

U.S. to End 'Catch and Release' at Mexican Border

November 23, 2005
The United States is closing a legal loophole which has allowed tens of thousands of illegal immigrants to slip into the country and join the estimated 11 million undocumented foreigners already here.

Organization Trains Law Enforcement to Handle Alzheimer’s and Dementia Patients

November 17, 2005
The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners (www.nccdp.org) provides training in the area of Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care to law enforcement agencies to equip officers with knowledge of how to assist or find people suffering from dementia.

Customs and Border Protection Arrests Murder Suspect in Mexican Border Town

November 3, 2005
Nogales, Arizona may not be the biggest port of entry into the United States, but when it comes to apprehending murder suspects, it may well be the busiest for Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers.
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