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ASPCA Seeking Nominations for Annual Humane Awards

July 30, 2007
The ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) is inviting the public to nominate extraordinary pets and people for its annual Humane Awards.

Law Enforcement Deaths Rose Sharply First Half of 2007

July 30, 2007
The number of law enforcement officers killed in the United States soared by 44 percent during the first six months of 2007, and for the first time in three decades, more than 100 officer deaths were recorded by the halfway point of the year, according to preliminary statistics from the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and Concerns of Police Survivors (COPS).

Armor Holdings Plans Merge with BAE Systems

July 27, 2007
Stockholders of Armor Holdings—manufacturer and distributor of body armor, duty gear, and other products for the military, law enforcement, and homeland security—have voted to adopt the agreement and plan of merger among BAE Systems, Jaguar Acquisitions Sub, and Armor Holdings.

PepperBall Technologies Releases Compact Handheld Less-Lethal Launcher

July 26, 2007
Complimenting previous carbine-sized PepperBall systems, the SA-4 handheld launcher can be carried in a holster and is immediately available for officer use. This makes the system a less-lethal option in many use-of-force situations for law enforcement…

New Fingerprint Technique Could Detect Sex, Race, Lifestyle

July 25, 2007
Researchers have found that tape made from gelatin could provide more information to forensics teams than current methods that can alter prints and eliminate traces of telltale chemicals.

Broward County Detective Named NLEOMF Officer of the Month

July 24, 2007
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) has announced the selection of Det. Tina Lacertosa of the Broward County (Fla.) Sheriff's Office as Officer of the Month for July 2007 for saving the victim of a hit-and-run who was thought to be dead.

Study Profiles State and Local Government Investment in Mobility Technologies

July 23, 2007
CDW Government, a source of Information Technology solutions to governments and educators, has launched the fourth in a series of the State & Local Government Technology Investment Curve (TIC), an assessment of state and local government purchasing behavior since 2003.

New Report Examines Inmate Demographics

July 20, 2007
A new analysis provides a regional examination of the racial and ethnic dynamics of incarceration in the U.S. The report finds that African Americans are incarcerated at nearly six (5.6) times the rate of whites and Hispanics nearly double (1.8) the rate.

NRA's National Police Shooting Championships Returning to Albuquerque

July 20, 2007
After a successful debut in 2006, the National Rifle Association will hold its 45th National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) at Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, N.M., October 1–4, 2007, with a practice day scheduled for September 30.

5.11 Challenge Update: Halfway to Finals

July 19, 2007
At the 5.11 Lodge on the banks of the Big Horn River in Montana, law enforcement officers are shooting pistols, rifles, and shotguns in a match against other teams. Competitors in the 5.11 Challenge are doing their best to secure a position as one of the top three teams of the summer.
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