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Original SWAT Wins Emmy for Commercial

February 16, 2006
The 2006 television advertisement for Original SWAT Footwear Co. won a Midsouth Regional Emmy last Saturday night, winning the award for Best Commercial Spot. The ad, which appeared during programming for the Original SWAT World Challenge on ESPN, was honored at the Nashville/Midsouth Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Science.

Patriot Act Moves Closer to Renewal

February 16, 2006
The Senate pushed the Patriot Act a step closer to renewal Thursday, overwhelmingly rejecting an effort to block it. Passage is expected next month for extending the law that was passed weeks after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks as a weapon to help the government track terror suspects.

Houston Police Chief Wants Cameras on Homes

February 16, 2006
Houston's police chief on Wednesday proposed placing surveillance cameras in apartment complexes, downtown streets, shopping malls and even private homes to fight crime during a shortage of police officers.

5.11 Tactical Gear Now Available Under Homeland Security Grant Program

February 8, 2006
5.11 Tactical gear has been added to the Homeland Security Department’s Authorized Equipment List (AEL). The DHS has allocated more than $3 billion for U.S. grants to be used for domestic preparedness. Law enforcement and public safety departments can now apply for grant monies to pay for preparedness outfitting in specified 5.11 products.

National Law Enforcement Museum Receives $100,000 Pledge From San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association

February 8, 2006
Reinforcing law enforcement's commitment to build the National Law Enforcement Museum, the San Bernardino County Safety Employees' Benefit Association (SEBA) recently pledged $100,000 in support of the national project. With the $100,000 commitment, SEBA becomes the second member of the Groundbreaking Society, an elite group of donors who will invest $100,000 or more between now and ground breaking in A Matter of Honor: The Campaign to Build the National Law Enforcement Museum.

Sheriff’s Office Returns Property After 29 Years

February 8, 2006
After being evicted in 1977, Mr. John Bayles then of Mission, Kansas and now of Toronto, Kansas had left behind property he didn’t know he had left. Once the moving company and emptied the apartment deputies searched the apartment for any remaining items and found $23.87 in U.S. currency, a silver dollar over 100 years old, several foreign coins, and commemorative coins. This money was logged and placed into the Johnson County (Kansas) Sheriff’s property room but never claimed. Until now.

National Equipment Register Holds Free Seminar

February 8, 2006
FBI-LEEDA and the National Equipment Register are scheduled to hold a free one-day regional summit in Phoenix on March 14, designed to help equipment owners, insurers, and law enforcement better combat heavy equipment theft. This summit provides timely information that will assist participants in better dealing with and understanding the problem of heavy equipment theft and recovery.

Pimping Near Police Station a Bad Idea

February 3, 2006
A married couple pleaded no contest to charges they ran a brothel across the street from a police station in Concord, Calif., Contra Costa County authorities said.

New Customs Explosive Detector Dog Named “Sirius” After K-9 Killed on 9/11

February 3, 2006
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is deploying a new canine explosive detector team to the field that has a special connection to keeping people in the New Jersey area safe. CBP K-9 “Sirius,” a Black Labrador retriever born on September 23, 2004, at the CBP Canine Enforcement Training Center (CETC), received her name to honor the only working dog that died in World Trade Center attacks.

2005 Equipment Theft Report Available

February 3, 2006
Nearly 40 percent of all construction and agricultural equipment theft occurs in just five states, according to a report released today by the National Equipment Register (NER), a database company established to reduce heavy-equipment theft rates and increase recoveries of stolen equipment.
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