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Housing Prices Too Steep for Most Cops

August 12, 2005
Home ownership is out of reach for many public safety officers and other low- to moderate- income workers because salaries aren’t keeping up with real estate prices, according to a recent study.

IACP Recommends Head Shots for Suicide Bombers

August 5, 2005
The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) has produced a report recommending taking out suspected suicide bombers with a shot to the head, changing the common tactic of aiming for the torso. The new tactic was agreed upon to eliminate the danger of cops’ bullets detonating bombs strapped to a terrorist’s chest.

Governors Question Ability to Implement Real ID Act

August 5, 2005
Governors from across the United States recently discussed at an annual meeting what funds and resources will be needed to carry out the mandates included in the Real ID Act, which would require that identification cards be enhanced to become part of a federal data system.

Connecticut Corrections Officers Perch Atop Donut Shops for Charity

August 5, 2005
Law Enforcement officers are collecting donations from customers and the general public while sitting on the rooftops of donut shops, all in the name of Special Olympics.

Houston Officers Must Cover Up Body Art

August 5, 2005
Starting Jan. 1, Houston Police Department officers must cover all visible tattoos or body art while on duty or while wearing a department uniform. The art can only be covered with their uniform or plainclothes, not a bandage or sweatband.

New NTOA Grants Available

August 5, 2005
New grants are now available from the National Tactical Officers Association through December 2, 2005.

NYPD Uses London Bombings as Learning Experience

July 28, 2005
To best prepare for possible terrorist bombings in the United States, the New York Police Department is studying those that occurred in London this month.

Identity Theft Victims Struggle to Set Record Straight

July 28, 2005
Results of a new survey of 1,097 identity theft victims show that 28 percent of respondents have not been able to restore their identitites, despite trying for more than an average of a year.

Armor Holdings to Acquire Second Chance

July 28, 2005
Armor Holdings was the successful bidder at an auction to acquire the assets of body armor manufacturer Second Chance Body Armor, based in Central Lake, Michigan.

Senators Criticize FBI for Failure to Improve Anti-Terror Intelligence Since 9/11

July 28, 2005
Senators at a Judiciary Committee meeting raked FBI Director Robert Mueller over the coals yesterday for what it sees as an inability to effectively implement intelligence changes deemed necessary after 9/11, which occurred nearly four years ago.
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