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California Cold Hit DNA Program Cracks Baffling Cases

December 18, 2002
In the last few years, California cops and prosecutors have scored 200 cold hits from DNA databases. That sounds impressive, but during the same time period, Virginia scored 1,000. California is clearly lagging behind many other states when it comes to exploiting 21st-century forensic technology, but that may be changing.

Book Offers Police Help in Crime Mapping

December 18, 2002
A new book addresses the obstacles and answers in developing regional crime mapping. The 130-page report, called "Mapping Across Boundaries: Regional Crime Analysis," was developed for police agency personnel and students of mapping who want to enhance crime control and prevention efforts.

Police Balk at City Demand for Parking Fee

December 18, 2002
Toronto police have had it with the city's demand for parking fees in an underground structure at city hall. The city recently ended a 25-year policy that allowed police vehicles on official business to park in the garage for free, and the police department is refusing to pay.

Airports Seize 15,982 Knives Over Holiday Weekend

December 4, 2002
Almost 16,000 pocket knives, 98 boxcutters, six guns, and a brick were seized at airports during the recent Thanksgiving weekend.

Guides Help Counter Cyber Attacks

November 13, 2002
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published four new computer security guides to countering cyber attacks.

Police Sue Newspaper Over Racial Profiling Allegations

November 13, 2002
In response to a series of newspaper articles alleging racial profiling, the Toronto Police Association, plans to sue the Toronto Star for about $2 billion.
The LAPD SWAT unit has chosen the Kimber Custom II as their new duty pistol. Photo via Ontargetgunsnh.com.

Kimber Arms LAPD SWAT With Custom II

November 1, 2002
The Los Angeles Police Department's SWAT unit has chosen a new sidearm. The elite unit has selected the Kimber Custom II .45 ACP as it's duty pistol of choice, Shooting Times reports.

IACP/DuPont Kevlar Survivors' Club Inducts New Members

October 25, 2002
A well-known TV actor and two police officers from the same department who survived incidents only three weeks apart were honored at this year's IACP show for wearing bullet-resistant vests, which most likely saved their lives.

OLES to Test Effects of Frangible Ammunition

August 8, 2002
The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) has requested an investigation into independent reports that frangible bullets penetrate ballistic-resistant body armor.

Kroger and Milk-Bone Donate Police Dogs to Five Departments

August 8, 2002
Kroger and Milk-Bone have teamed to sponsor the donation of dogs to five local law enforcement canine units.
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