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'My Passenger Spilled His Beer,' DWI Suspect Tells Cop

September 11, 2008
When Christopher Lucero was stopped by New Mexico State Police for weaving in and out of traffic on Interstate 40, authorities say he had an excuse: His passenger spilled his beer, he told the officer.

Woman Swipes NYPD Van, Crashes

August 21, 2008
A drunken woman unhappy with the service she received at a Manhattan police station stole an NYPD van Wednesday night and crashed it into two vehicles, police said.

Pa. Part-Time Officer Jailed for Pulling Over Woman to Ask for Number

August 15, 2008
A former part-time Pennsylvania police officer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for pulling over a woman while he was off duty - just to give her his phone number. Steven Klinger, 32, was charged with official oppression, or acting outside his authority as an officer.

Hit-and-Run on Anchorage Police Car Ends in Fatal Wreck

July 10, 2008
A short police chase downtown Tuesday afternoon ended when a fleeing pickup went airborne and landed upside down in the Anchorage jail parking lot, killing its driver.

Red-Light Cameras in New Orleans Now Catch Speeders

June 24, 2008
Red-light cameras began catching drivers speeding through four New Orleans intersections Monday, but many motorists seemed unfazed by the new technology. Some still don't know the cameras are in place.

Police: Motorcyclist Flipped Bird, Popped Wheelie, Crashed

May 9, 2008
A Long Island man who flipped his finger at a police cruiser and then popped a wheelie on his motorcycle is recovering from injuries after crashing.

New Orleans Implements High-Tech Parking Enforcement

April 24, 2008
The city has outfitted two parking-enforcement vans with cameras emitting yellow strobe lights that can scan both sides of the street, taking a digital image of license plates on parked cars and instantly checking the tag numbers against a database of vehicle owners with long-overdue parking fines.

New Hampshire Planning to Merge Highway Patrol and State Police

January 10, 2008
New Hampshire Safety Commissioner John Barthelmes says he wants to transfer the state highway patrol from the state Division of Motor Vehicles to the state police. The merger would mean that the state police would gain 80 new officers.

DUI Suspect Pleads Guilty in Officer's Traffic Death

November 5, 2007
An Arizona man who struck and killed Gilbert police officer Rob Targosz has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and leaving the scene of a fatal accident. Authorities say Tyler Fahlman, 21, was driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident.

Segway Announces NYPD Purchase of Segway Personal Transporters

May 24, 2007
Segway recently announced that the New York City Police Department has purchased a fleet of 10 Segway Personal Transporters (PTs) that it plans to deploy on patrols in city parks this summer. The use of the Segway i2 Police units will help the department increase patrol coverage in park environments, improve emergency response times by patrol officers, and reduce pollution.

Information Display Company Quick-Change System

January 1, 2006
Information Display Company’s new Quick-Change system enables traffic engineers and police departments to move SpeedCheck driver feedback signs between several locations. The Quick-Change brackets are made of heavy-duty stainless steel plate and can be used with the company’s VSC-1520 15-inch signs. The bracket sets run for $95 each.

Rio Rancho (N.M.) Department of Public Safety

December 1, 2005

Growing along with the city has been the Rio Rancho Department of Public Safety (RRDPS). In less than two decades, the city-with a growing population of nearly 70,000 residents-has watched as the public-safety agency experienced a staggering 455-percent increase in personnel resources.

Speed Guns

September 1, 2005

New technology in radar and lidar makes it even more difficult for drivers to beat speeding tickets. The best part is many of these innovations have reduced the number of court dates for cops because the resulting evidence is so ironclad.

A Collision Course on Traffic Investigations

August 1, 2005

Like any other common task, accident investigations can become a bit routine for most patrol officers. Important details can be inadvertently missed as we try to finish up to get to the next call.

Fatal Errors: Surviving Traffic Duty

January 1, 2005

It is easy to get careless while engaged in something you do a great deal. If you are a uniformed police officer and don’t work in a jail, chances are that traffic and vehicles are the bread and butter of your existence.

Student Issues Fake Parking Tickets, Collects 'Fines'

September 23, 2004
A college student in Madison, Wis., is accused of placing fake parking tickets on cars parked near his fraternity and taking the money for them.

Arizona Senate Approves 80mph Speed Limit

March 19, 2004
Although laws have not yet been enacted, Arizona state senators’ recent votes could allow for 80-mph speeds on stretches of rural highway and prevent police officers from stopping motorists for not wearing seat belts.

Texas Red Light Photo Enforcement Bill Passes

March 19, 2003
The Texas House Committee on Transportation has passed HB 901, the red light photo enforcement bill. The bill will allow cities to implement a red light camera system connected to traffic signals.

The Call Out

December 1, 2002

For those of us involved in law enforcement we know that there is no such thing as the "routine traffic stop." The names of well over 300 officers who have been killed while making a traffic stop are engraved on the gray granite walls of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Don't You Have Better Things to Do?

August 1, 2002

Police work is not intended to generate revenue. This happens because the command staff allows it to happen and they, in turn, sell out their police officers and the entire law enforcement community.

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