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American Indians in Minnesota Launch Suicide Hotline

August 25, 2005
American Indian community leaders have worked together to create the Native Youth Crisis Hotline to help talk down community members contemplating suicide.

Police Solve Toddler’s 1980 Murder

August 19, 2005
Police have gotten confessions from two people charged with killing a two-year-old boy in Hialeah, Fla., 25 years ago: his mother and stepfather.

U.S. DOJ Hiring Grants Announced

August 19, 2005
Grant monies totaling $4.8 million have been awarded to hire 65 new community policing officers in 25 communities.

Scotland Yard Top Cop Joins PERF Board

August 19, 2005
Sir Ian Blair, commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police Service, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Washington, D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum (PERF).

BTK Serial Killer Starts Serving 10 Life Sentences

August 19, 2005
Dennis Rader, better known as the BTK serial killer, was given the harshest sentence available – 175 years without possibility of parole – for 10 murders he confessed to committing between 1974 and 1991. Today he entered the maximum security El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas to begin serving time.

Fungus Leads Police to Suspect Foul Play

August 16, 2005
The strong smell of a large fungus caused German law enforcement officers to search for a dead body.

San Quentin Prison Riot Injures 42

August 16, 2005
A fight broke out last week at California’s San Quentin State Prison and escalated into a full-scale riot that involved as many as 80 inmates and injured 42. Not since 1982 have so many prisoners been involved in a riot at San Quentin.

Crime Rises in National Parks

August 12, 2005
Park rangers deal with a lot more than guided tours and picnicking bears nowadays. A spike in crimes in national parks puts them in harm’s way more often than most people realize.

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.
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