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U.S. Postal Service to Issue AMBER Alert Commemorative Stamp

December 16, 2005
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp honoring the local broadcaster-initiated AMBER Alert Plan, a program dedicated to the rapid recovery of abducted children. AMBER (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alerts have been credited in the successful rescue of more than 230 abducted children nationwide.

Local Company Donates K-9s to Florida Agency

December 8, 2005
The streets of Sanford, Fla., just got safer thanks to two new four-legged “officers.” Local landscapers The Girard Companies donated two K-9s—a Labrador retriever and a German shepherd—to the Sanford Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Virginia Officers Help Louisiana City’s Cops to Decrease Crime and Increase Safety

November 17, 2005
Law enforcement officers left their homes and families in Virginia two weeks ago partnering with the Picayune Police Department to ensure safety and protection for Picayune residents. This is in response to an increase in the city's post-Hurricane Katrina population.

New Device Uses GPS Projectile to Track Fleeing Vehicles

October 24, 2005
The StarChase GPS vehicle tagging and tracking system is so new it’s still in the development stages, but it could soon help to reduce the number of high-speed pursuits.

Humane Association Honors 13-Year-Old Boy for His Dedication to Police Dogs

October 24, 2005
The American Humane Association recognized the work of 13-year-old Michael Valdez, a young man in Arizona working to improve the safety of Arizona’s police canines, by naming him one of the grand-prize winners of its Be Kind to Animals Kid Contest.

BTK Serial Killer Starts Serving 10 Life Sentences

August 19, 2005
Dennis Rader, better known as the BTK serial killer, was given the harshest sentence available – 175 years without possibility of parole – for 10 murders he confessed to committing between 1974 and 1991. Today he entered the maximum security El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas to begin serving time.

Montana Troopers to Make One Traffic Stop Per Hour

July 8, 2005
A new policy that requires state troopers in Montana to make at least one traffic stop each hour does not violate the state’s anti-quota law, says the chief.

Law Enforcement Cracks Down Over Fourth of July Weekend

July 1, 2005
San Francisco police are among those paying extra attention to motorists who might be driving under the influence over the holiday weekend.

Austin 9-1-1 Dispatcher Receives Top Award

June 20, 2005
The National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED), honored Julie Regier, dispatcher for Austin-Travis County (Texas) EMS, with its first annual Dispatcher of the Year Award at NAED’s annual Navigator conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

Cell Phones Now Show Amber Alerts

May 19, 2005
Messages seen on freeways notifying drivers of child abductions can now also be found on wireless devices, including BlackBerrys and cell phones.
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