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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.

Portable M-2 Strobes

April 1, 2002
Lumastrobe has released an instant response package of Mini-Series portable warning lights powered by D-cell batteries. The portable six-pack consists of six Model M-2 strobes that can be used to warn motorists and pedestrians about roadway hazards, work areas, and dangerous road situations.

Click It or Ticket Ups Seat Belt Use

August 1, 2001
Belt use jumped nine percentage points, meaning more than 4.4 million additional people are buckling up. Over the course of a year this increase could save 659 lives and $1 billion in health care costs.

NYPD-Lite

December 1, 2000

It was Nov. 1, 1955: my first tour of duty as a policeman. I had been assigned to the 15th Precinct, in midtown Manhattan, to kick off Operation Cross-town, a scheme devised to expedite the flow of vehicular traffic through one of the busiest sections of the city.

Bike Registration and Recovery Made Easier

September 1, 2000
The National Bike Registry (NBR), a top Internet-based bicycle registration system, announced its dedication in working with law enforcement agencies to recover lost and stolen bikes for return to their rightful owners.

Virginia Police Go Airborne to Catch Elusive Speeders

January 1, 1999
Virginia State Police are going airborne to catch speeders who use radar detectors. "Bear in the Air," the new program, goes into effect July 1.The new traffic laws this year have harsher penalties for drunk driving and a ban on children riding in the beds of pickup trucks.

Shootin' the Bull Can Be More Than Idle Chit Chat

October 1, 1996

When looking at the man's driver's license, I noticed the bull was inch­ing back toward the freeway. I told the driver I would be right back and slipped across the lanes to drive the bull back into the lot, hoping to prevent more paperwork should the next driver fail to yield him the right-of-way.

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