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San Diego Law Enforcement Memorial Unveiled

May 7, 2009
About 1,000 family members and law enforcement officers gathered in front of the County Administration Center on Harbor Drive for the memorial's unveiling, which came after many construction delays. The keynote speaker, San Diego police Chief William Lansdowne, told officers' surviving family members in the front rows that their loved ones died “doing something they loved to do.”

Pension Changes Infuriate San Diego Public Safety Workers

March 19, 2009
San Diego's employee retirement board is voted to lower the pension rate guarantee from 7.75 percent to 3.54 percent effective July 1.

San Diego Police Buy ICX Mobile Observation Tower

January 8, 2009
Rising two stories above Pacific Beach, a watchful San Diego police officer for the first time had a bird's-eye view of the boisterous crowds celebrating New Year's Eve along Garnet Avenue.

Suspected Car Thief Escapes from San Diego Cops Via Drainage Pipe

November 21, 2008
Instead of stopping, the driver sped off, Tom said. After running over a spike strip near La Jolla Village Drive, the man continued to drive as his tires shredded and sparks flew from the rims.

San Diego Police Get New Technology with Help from Qualcomm

November 14, 2008
Part of the money is being used to pay for 400 PDAs, or personal digital assistants, for officers. The other upgrade is an Automated Vehicle Locator system, enabling dispatchers to immediately find every police patrol unit in service.

Gangs Blamed in Almost Half of San Diego Homicides in '07

October 8, 2008

Nearly half the homicides with known motives in San Diego County last year were at the hands of gangs, according to a study looking at victims and suspects of violent crime.

San Diego Police Dog Found Dead in Handler's Patrol Car

June 27, 2008
Authorities are investigating the death of a San Diego police dog who was found dead in the back of his handler's patrol car Friday.

San Diego SWAT Searches Mall for Shooting Suspect

March 27, 2008
Police surrounded San Diego's Plaza Bonita mall last night while SWAT officers searched for a man believed to be involved in a shootout at a southeastern San Diego cemetery.

San Diego Police K-9 Stabbed, Recovering

January 25, 2008
A San Diego police K-9 was stabbed when officers subdued a knife-wielding man at a local motel earlier this week. The dog was treated and released from an animal hospital.

How to Crack Down on Street Racing

June 1, 2006

Street racing of automobiles has been an American tradition since the early 1950s and probably long before. It’s not hard to imagine the first owners of Model T Fords staring each other down as they ran their “Tin Lizzies” down the rutted roads of the early 20th century. But the hey-day of street racing was the “I Like Ike” era when kids in souped-up Chevys and Fords would race for car titles and teenage glory.

Shots Fired: San Diego, California 01/17/1998

March 1, 2006

It had been a busy shift for Officer Philip Bozarth and Officer Juan Sanchez of the San Diego Police Department. They had spent the chilly early morning hours of Jan. 17, 1998, answering an unusually high number of domestic violence incidents, complaints of narcotics trafficking, reports of gunfire of ill-defined origins, and traffic violations.

Cutting Car Costs

April 1, 2005

Keeping fleet operating costs under control is a top priority of police fleet managers, given the realities of budget shortfalls; however, with the 24/7 nature of patrol duty and other assignments, cutting operating costs can be a tall order. POLICE magazine spoke with fleet managers from large agencies throughout the country to find out how they do it.

San Diego Chief Orders Tattooed Officers to Cover Up

October 1, 2004
Under the new policy, officers with "excessive" body art, including tattoos and piercings, will have to cover up while on duty.

E Team Crisis Management

January 1, 2004

This secure communications and incident management tool is fully scaleable with a user-friendly Windows interface.

The California Wildfires

January 1, 2004

Last fall, the map of Southern California looked like that map of Nevada that goes up in flames at the start of old “Bonanza” TV reruns. On the front lines with county firefighters, law enforcement officials—particularly county sheriff’s department personnel—played a key role in protecting citizens threatened by the inferno.

Calling All Cars

November 1, 2003

The new system will eventually allow officers out in the field to immediately view color images, such as mug shots and fingerprints. They will also be able to work on their laptop computers outside of their cars and then connect them back into the cars as needed.

Maximum Blitz: Super Bowl Security

April 1, 2003

Post-9/11 America is a tense place to plan for huge gatherings of football fans in crowded urban areas

Jumping into the Fire

October 1, 2002

At Columbine, the officers, deputies, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel did an incredible job in their response to an unbelievably bad situation. But through no fault of their own, the tactics they were trained to use were not suited to the nature of the incident.

Freeway Shootout: Backup Gun to the Rescue

November 1, 2001

The decision of whether or not to carry a backup gun, while a personal one in most cases, is just as obviously important in this and many other situations.

Putting Out the Fire

March 1, 1996

Before you go scurrying to your training manuals to find out how some­one can be arrested for a felony when the basic crime is a misdemeanor, take a look at how San Diego (Calif.) police have managed to curb the number of domestic abuse homicides. Through an innovative domestic abuse policy, San Diego now has one of the lowest rates of domestic vio­lence homicides in the country.

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