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Gangs Going High-Tech, Florida Official Warns

August 14, 2008

Calling gangs a ''nationwide pandemic'' that have harnessed the Internet for recruiting and cybercrime, Miami-Dade's top gang prosecutor on Tuesday urged tougher enforcement and stepped-up prevention efforts.

Fullerton, Calif., PD to Wear Safariland External Armor Designed by Chief

August 7, 2008

Police in Fullerton, Calif., are the first in the nation to have an option to wear a new, customized body armor developed by the northern Orange County city's Chief Pat McKinley. 

WatchGuard DV-1New Version 5.0 Firmware Upgrade Adds Encryption

August 6, 2008

WatchGuard Video has released Version 5.0 programming for its WatchGuard DV-1 digital in-car video system. The new system firmware is the first major software upgrade since May of 2007, and is being provided free of charge to every WatchGuard customer by CD. Upgrading the WatchGuard DV-1 is done by simply loading the CD.

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc. Introduces 4.9 GHz Access Point for Public Safety

August 4, 2008

EF Johnson Technologies, Inc., today introduced a 4.9 GHz Access Point for public safety. Operating in licensed spectrum dedicated to police, fire, ambulance and municipal use, the 4.9 GHz feature provides priority traffic for data, video and voice communications ensuring that vital information reaches first responders in the case of emergency situations.

Probe: San Diego Police Dog Died of Heatstroke

July 24, 2008

The San Diego police dog left in the back of his handler's patrol car last month died of heatstroke, county investigators said yesterday, and it will be up to the District Attorney's Office whether it will charge the officer.

St. Louis PD Admits Officers Drove Impounded Cars

July 18, 2008

The daughter of St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa and an untold number of police officers got free use of cars from a company with a lucrative police contract to tow and store cars, the department admitted on Friday. The officers and Aimie Mokwa for years have been able to take previously impounded cars from St. Louis Metropolitan Towing, 1325 North 10th Street, and drive them for weeks or months at a time with no strings attached.

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NYPD Suspends First Officer Caught in Random Steroid Testing

July 18, 2008

On the hunt for juiced-up cops, the NYPD bounced an officer with just two years on the job after he was the first to test positive in new random steroid tests, police said.

D.C. Gun Rights Plaintiff Denied Gun License

July 17, 2008
District of Columbia residents can start registering their guns today. But at least one very high profile application was already rejected. Dick Heller is the man who brought the lawsuit against the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns. He was among the first in line Thursday morning to apply for a handgun permit.

Illinois Police to Crack Down on Unsafe Motorcyclists

July 17, 2008

Motorcyclists in Illinois soon will notice more surveillance by police aimed at making sure riders are following the rules of the road, local law-enforcement agencies announced Wednesday.

Arpaio Crime Sweeps Targeted by Lawsuits that Allege Profiling

July 17, 2008

Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration and crime sweeps are being targeted in a lawsuit that alleges his deputies have racially profiled Hispanics.

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