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Florida SWAT Team Secures Armored "BearCat" Through Homeland Security Grant

June 28, 2007
The Okaloosa (Fla.) Sheriff's Office purchased a 16,000-pound armored vehicle though a $250,000 federal homeland security grant.

Statistics Indicate TASERs Decrease Litigation Against Law Enforcement

June 27, 2007
Statistics compiled in a White Paper released by leading advanced electronic control devices manufacturer TASER International indicate that use of a TASER device reduces the risk of excessive use of force claims and litigation filed against law enforcement agencies and officers.

Kentucky Attorney General Presents Immigration Law Alert

June 27, 2007
Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo distributed an "Immigration Law Advisory" to prosecutors and law enforcement officials across the state yesterday. The advisory provides key ways to detect and address pressing immigration issues.

Gun-Related Crimes on the Rise in Florida

June 26, 2007
According to preliminary statistics posted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), despite a reduction in the overall crime rate in Florida, violent crimes committed with firearms, many of which were allegedly stolen, are on the rise.

California Law Enforcement Preparing for 4th of July, Smuggled Fireworks

June 26, 2007
With the 4th of July just around the bend, California state and local officials are preparing to put a damper on the transportation of illegal fireworks into the state this year.

White Supremacist Gang Member Captured Following Murder of Utah Corrections Officer

June 26, 2007
A heavily tattooed neo-Nazi inmate briefly escaped custody yesterday following the murder of his guard. Authorities say 27-year-old Curtis Michael Allgier overpowered his 60-year-old guard during a medical exam at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, gained control of the guard’s firearm, and shot the corrections officer in the head. The officer, Stephen Anderson, died at the scene.

Program Addressing Jihadist Movement Slated for September

June 25, 2007
Designed to teach law enforcement officials the facts about the prevalent threat radical Islam and domestic terrorism poses to the U.S., the Yakima (Wash.) Police Department will host Security Solutions International's (SSI's) two-day educational program in September.

Gwinnett County Racks Up Second Win at Georgia SWAT Competition

June 25, 2007
Securing a win for the second straight year, Gwinnett, Ga., police took the top prize, and retained the trophy, at the three-event Georgia Police and Fire Games' SWAT competition. Teams vying to grasp the trophy from Gwinnett's hands included Hall County, Paulding County, Cherokee County, and Roswell.

Flavored Cocaine Alarms California Law Enforcement Officials

June 22, 2007
Setting off alarm bells and fears that the product is being targeted at a younger demographic, law enforcement officials in California's Yolo County say that a new type of cocaine is making its way into the U.S.—flavored cocaine.

Three-Year Drug Probe Results in 20 Indictments

June 22, 2007
Concluding a three-year drug probe operation by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Southeastern Massachusetts Gang Force, 20 members and associates of a savvy street gang were indicted on federal and state charges. The members were indicted for selling crack cocaine.
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