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Charleston Officer Coleman on radar duty. Photo via Charleston PD.

Charleston PD Recruits Blacks and Women Using Social Media

August 24, 2009
The Charleston (W. Va.) Police Department has begun using social networking websites such as Twitter and MySpace as venues to recruit more black and female officers, the Charleston Gazette reports.

N.Y. Agency Struggles to Hire Female Officers

August 18, 2009
Of the 51 officers on the department, only two (4 percent) are women. That compares to the 300 women (12 percent) working among Suffolk County Police's 2,750 officers.

Female Officer Sues NorCal Department

August 10, 2009
Officer Lisa Capocci says in the suit that the Concord Police Department, Chief David Livingston and other unnamed superior officers in the department discriminated against her after she complained that her supervisor was sending messages like "I love you" through the computer messaging system in her patrol car, MercuryNews.com reports.

Portland Officer Who Harassed Female Recruits Resigns

August 6, 2009
A Portland patrol officer accused of harassing female officers resigned before his termination hearing earlier this week, KGW.com reports.
Andrea Penoyer is one of four deputies featured on TLC's "Police Women of Broward County." Photo courtesy of TLC.

TLC Debuts "Police Women of Broward County"

July 29, 2009
TLC is heading back to the county that produced "Cops" to debut a police reality show that follows female deputies called "Police Women of Broward County."

Elbeco Receives Wisconsin’s 2009 State Use Program Partnership Award for Work with Disabled

July 22, 2009
Elbeco Inc. received the 2009 State Use Program Partnership Award for its work with Headwaters, Inc., a not-for-profit work/rehabilitation center that helps people with developmental and physical disabilities find gainful employment. Elbeco and Headwaters partnered on a contract to provide the State of Wisconsin with correctional officer uniforms. Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle presented the award in a ceremony at the state capitol July 9.
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Safariland Produces First Multithreat Body Armor that Complies with New NIJ Standard

July 21, 2009
Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, has announced that it is the first body armor manufacturer to receive approval for a multi-threat armor model under the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) new Voluntary Body Armor Compliance Testing Program under NIJ Standard-0101.06 (NIJ-06).

LAPD Mourns Suicide of Veteran Narcotics Detective

July 8, 2009
Officers throughout the Los Angeles Police Department grieved Tuesday as news spread that a veteran detective had killed herself in the lobby of an L.A. County Sheriff's Department station Monday night.

Woolrich Elite Series Tactical to Sponsor Corrections Training for Women

July 8, 2009
Woolrich Elite Series Tactical announced its sponsorship of the National Center for Corrections Special Operations (NCCSO) Corrections Officer Survival for Women program, the first training course addressing unique challenges that confront female corrections officers.

Mesa PD Picks Operations Commander As Interim Chief

June 30, 2009

The Mesa Police Department has picked Vicki Myers as its interim chief to replace George Gascon, who has taken the top job with the San Francisco Police Department, azfamily.com reports.

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