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TASER Device Averts Suicide

September 12, 2007
Attleboro police in Massachusetts were able to use a TASER to prevent a suicidal 50 year-old woman wielding a razor knife from further harming herself.

NYPD Study Details Threat of Homegrown Terrorism

August 15, 2007
The New York Police Department released a study this morning citing the potential threat of terrorist acts by disaffected immigrants, especially unassimilated Muslims.The New York Police Department released a study this morning citing the potential threat of terrorist acts by disaffected immigrants, especially unassimilated Muslims.

DOJ Revokes Dragon Skin Body Armor's NIJ Certification Over Warranty Claims

August 8, 2007
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced last week that it has determined that the Pinnacle Armor, Inc. bulletproof vest model SOV 2000.1/MIL3AF01, known as Dragon Skin, is not in compliance with the requirements of OJP's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) voluntary compliance testing program for bullet-resistant body armor.

Text Alerting System Leads Man to Surrender to Police

August 6, 2007
A Virginia man turned himself over to authorities for his involvement in a hit-and-run larceny at a convenience store in Loudoun County. The suspect apparently turned himself in after a citizen received an e-mail alert from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office regarding the incident.

TigerLight Fends Off Cougar, Saves Family

July 31, 2007
On July 4th Javier Rivera, a security guard at The Ant Farm in Hollywood, California sat at a picnic table in the hills outside San Diego with his three children and a niece, having lunch. The last thing on his mind was the possibility of a cougar attack. However, things were about to change.

New Fingerprint Technique Could Detect Sex, Race, Lifestyle

July 25, 2007
Researchers have found that tape made from gelatin could provide more information to forensics teams than current methods that can alter prints and eliminate traces of telltale chemicals.

NRA's National Police Shooting Championships Returning to Albuquerque

July 20, 2007
After a successful debut in 2006, the National Rifle Association will hold its 45th National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) at Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, N.M., October 1–4, 2007, with a practice day scheduled for September 30.

Voluntary Crash Data Guideline Developers Welcome Comments to Update MMUCC

July 3, 2007
Law enforcement and others that use the Model Minimum Uniform Crash Criteria (MMUCC) Guideline are invited to attend a workshop that will allow them to help update and revise the MMUCC Guideline. The workshop will take place on Thursday, July 26, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis. It is being held in conjunction with the 33rd International Forum on Traffic Records.

Seized Cash to Be Divided Among Montana Law Enforcement Agencies

June 28, 2007
A five-member panel of justices upheld a court decision to divide approximately $130,000 seized four years ago among the three Montana law enforcement agencies involved in the discovery and the case.

Statistics Indicate TASERs Decrease Litigation Against Law Enforcement

June 27, 2007
Statistics compiled in a White Paper released by leading advanced electronic control devices manufacturer TASER International indicate that use of a TASER device reduces the risk of excessive use of force claims and litigation filed against law enforcement agencies and officers.
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