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K-9 Officer Inspires Others with Speedy Recovery From .308 Rifle Wounds

December 16, 2011

Fond du Lac (Wis.) Police Officer Ryan Williams has been named the NLEOMF's December 2011 Officer of the Month. Officer Williams fought for his life and recovery after he was shot by a suspect armed with a .308 rifle.

Crowd Control: T3 Motion's NLRV Electric Vehicle

December 6, 2011

T3 Motion's Non-Lethal Response Vehicle (NLRV) is an electric three-wheeled vehicle designed to provide the maneuverability of the standard T3 with added features for crowd control, including a shield, strobe lights, and onboard PepperBall launchers.

Bilingual DHS Agent Catches Man Wanted for Murder

November 14, 2011

Special Agent Patrick Simpson of the Department of Homeland Security was instrumental in helping members of a DHS task force apprehend a fugitive wanted for double homicide. The fact that he spoke Spanish allowed him to locate the suspect, apprehend him, and then elicit a confession.

Pensions: Defined Benefit vs. Defined Contribution

October 17, 2011

Public employees typically have access to a defined benefit pension, which may not include Social Security, or a defined contribution savings plan. Learn the difference between the two.

Pensions: Winning Hearts and Minds

October 17, 2011

Some citizens are quick to blame police officers themselves for pension funding issues, not understanding the underlying causes. This is why the prospect of citizens who are uninformed or misinformed voting on pension issues is worrisome.

How Safe Is Your Pension?

October 17, 2011

You can't turn on the television these days without hearing about the economic crisis that's affecting not only the U.S., but the entire world. So it stands to reason that many retirement funds are suffering as a result. Some public sector pension plans are relatively unaffected, while others were too fragile to weather the financial storm.

Officers Rescue Wounded Comrades Trapped In House with Armed Fugitive

October 1, 2011

Five officers from the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Police Department were instrumental in the attempted rescue of three officers ambushed inside of a house.

Kevlar Clipboard: Undercover Armor

September 22, 2011

Made using a Kevlar weave, the Ballistic Clipboard maintains its ballistic protection without the weight of other similar products. The fact that it's not made of a hard plastic means that the board won't shatter into shrapnel that could harm a police officer.

N.H. Sgt. Aids Girl Mutilated in Home Invasion Robbery

September 22, 2011

As Sgt. Kevin Furlong approached the residence on foot after exiting his car, he looked in through a large bay window that provided a clear view of the kitchen. There, he saw a girl's bloody face peer up over the counter and sway side to side.

9/11: In Memoriam

September 1, 2011

In all, 72 police responders from municipal, state, and federal agencies lost their lives during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. We would also like to pay tribute to all those who later succumbed to injuries sustained as a result of the terrorist attacks and working amid the rubble.

Follow the Glowing Bread Crumbs

August 19, 2011

Wouldn't it be great if you could prove a suspect had been at the scene of a crime by following a pathway of telltale glowing light found on his clothing or vehicle after the fact? That's what Cyalume's idIRt can do.

Off-Duty Federal Officer Saves Girl from Armed Assailants

August 16, 2011

A young neighbor came to the door of Inspector Anton Sampson of the Federal Protective Service, Department of Homeland Security, and told him a man was holding her friend at gunpoint in the house down the street. He rushed to the girl's aid and brought her to safety.

Patrol Shields Vs. Active Shooters

August 12, 2011

Newer shields developed with patrol officers in mind are lighter weight and designed to allow officers to shoot while carrying them. They can also easily fit in a patrol car.

Fancy Footwear

July 25, 2011

Two people who generally wear the same shoe size might still prefer different styles of shoes because of how they fit specific parts of the foot. Now companies are finding better ways to make their mass-produced footwear feel like they were made for the individual. The secret is allowing customers to make their own adjustments to fit their feet.

N.J. Officers' Gun Battle with Fleeing Motorist

July 11, 2011

Officers Rachel Morgan and Ryan Hayo of the Paramus (N.J.) Police Department have been named officers of the month for July by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. The officers returned fired at a driver who began shooting at Morgan from his car lodged in a snow bank.

Police Diver Retrieves Evidence, Vehicles From Rivers and Bayous

June 20, 2011

In addition to his patrol duties, Officer Mark Michaud heads up his agency's dive team, which finds and retrieves stolen vehicles and other evidence. He also trains and assists other agencies in water survival and rescues.

IBM IOC Solution Helps LE Coordinate Across City, Respond to Crises

June 6, 2011
Patterned in part after the NYPD real-time crime center, the IBM IOC is intended to analyze and distill data to provide timely information relevant to the individual officer.

Targets and Target Systems

May 24, 2011

These 10 companies provide targets and targeting systems for law enforcement officers.

Evidence Collection Tools

May 24, 2011

These seven companies provide the tools that ease the burden of evidence collection at crime scenes.

LAPD Officer Nabs Car Thieves, Pioneers Surveillance Detail

May 9, 2011

In Officer Dana Binion's tenure, the West L.A. Surveillance Detail made more than 700 felony arrests, with a 99 percent conviction rate, and more than 100 misdemeanor arrests.

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