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Groups Promote National Stop on Red Week

August 9, 2007
With an alarming number of law enforcement officers being killed each year in automobile crashes—including a growing number in red light-running collisions—the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is teaming up with the National Campaign to Stop Red Light Running and other traffic safety advocates in observing National Stop on Red Week 2007, which runs from August 5–11.

Sheriff's Deputy to be Honored for Martial Arts Achievements

August 8, 2007
Chief Deputy Stanley L. Sniff, Jr., of the Riverside County (Calif.) Sheriff's Department, will be among those receiving awards for continued leadership in the martial arts community at the 2007 Masters Hall of Fame event on Aug. 11 in Costa Mesa, Calif. The event will be hosted by "Big John" McCarthy, longtime referee for the Ultimate Fighting Championship as well as an LAPD police officer and certified law enforcement trainer.

DOJ Revokes Dragon Skin Body Armor's NIJ Certification Over Warranty Claims

August 8, 2007
The Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced last week that it has determined that the Pinnacle Armor, Inc. bulletproof vest model SOV 2000.1/MIL3AF01, known as Dragon Skin, is not in compliance with the requirements of OJP's National Institute of Justice (NIJ) voluntary compliance testing program for bullet-resistant body armor.

Chinese Traffic Cops Unlikely to Live to Retirement

August 7, 2007
While their American counterparts have to worry about the possibility of traffic accidents and violent action by criminals that may cut their careers and even their lives short, Chinese traffic cops are almost guaranteed to suffer from lung disease and other debilitating conditions before they retire. The result is that the average life expectancy of a Chinese traffic officer is 43.

Text Alerting System Leads Man to Surrender to Police

August 6, 2007
A Virginia man turned himself over to authorities for his involvement in a hit-and-run larceny at a convenience store in Loudoun County. The suspect apparently turned himself in after a citizen received an e-mail alert from the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office regarding the incident.

FCC to Promote 700 MHz Band Nationwide Interoperable Broadband Network for Public Safety

August 3, 2007
The National Public Safety Telecommunications Council (NPSTC) has issued a statement saying the organization agrees with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in its ruling promoting public safety's needs for a nationwide, broadband network, to be built out through a public safety/commercial partnership in the 700 MHz band.

Gear from Over 100 Companies to Debut at TREXPO East 2007

August 2, 2007
At TREXPO East you'll get to see the latest gear from nearly 120 exhibiting companies, and even evaluate and purchase equipment right on the EXPO floor.

Cities Sue Gangs

August 2, 2007
Several cities are asking courts for injunctions targeting specific gangs and gang members hanging out together as a way of preventing violence. In addition to hampering gang activity, the lawsuits give police legal reasons to stop and question gang members.

Elbeco Contest to Offer $5,000 for Best Story

August 1, 2007
Elbeco Incorporated, manufacturer of public safety uniforms, is celebrating its centennial year in 2007. To commemorate this milestone, the company will honor the men and women who wear their uniforms. In September, Elbeco will launch the "Every Elbeco Uniform Tells a Story" contest encouraging current and past service professionals to submit interesting stories that happened while they were wearing an Elbeco uniform.

TigerLight Fends Off Cougar, Saves Family

July 31, 2007
On July 4th Javier Rivera, a security guard at The Ant Farm in Hollywood, California sat at a picnic table in the hills outside San Diego with his three children and a niece, having lunch. The last thing on his mind was the possibility of a cougar attack. However, things were about to change.
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