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U.S. Postal Service to Issue AMBER Alert Commemorative Stamp

December 16, 2005
The U.S. Postal Service will issue a commemorative stamp honoring the local broadcaster-initiated AMBER Alert Plan, a program dedicated to the rapid recovery of abducted children. AMBER (America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response) Alerts have been credited in the successful rescue of more than 230 abducted children nationwide.

Cops' Cancer Foundation a Personal Investment

December 8, 2005
A non-profit organization founded and run by San Jose police officers will host a holiday celebration for children being treated for cancer in the California Bay Area.

Local Company Donates K-9s to Florida Agency

December 8, 2005
The streets of Sanford, Fla., just got safer thanks to two new four-legged “officers.” Local landscapers The Girard Companies donated two K-9s—a Labrador retriever and a German shepherd—to the Sanford Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Honda Civic Among Most-Stolen Vehicles in 2004

December 8, 2005
The 1995 Honda Civic was the vehicle most reported stolen in 2004, according to a nonprofit group that reports insurance crimes.

Appeals Court to Hear Mumia Abu-Jamal Case

December 8, 2005
A federal appeals court has agreed to hear an appeal from death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal, the former Black Panther convicted in the 1981 murder of a white Philadelphia police officer.

Young Experience More Nonfatal Violence than Adults

December 1, 2005
During the period 1993-2003, juveniles ages 12-17 experienced average annual rates of nonfatal violence that were about 2.5 times higher than the rate for adults, according to a Department of Justice report.

Taser Foundation December Donations to be Matched

December 1, 2005
The Taser Foundation has launched its annual fundraising drive for the families of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty. And two groups have pledged to match donations in the month of December up to $100,000.

California Court Denies Clemency for Williams

December 1, 2005
The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt the scheduled execution of convicted killer Stanley “Tookie” Williams, the Crips gang founder who became an anti-gang activist while in prison and whose supporters claim has redeemed himself.

Heart Association Offers New CPR Guidelines

December 1, 2005
"Push hard, push fast" next time you give CPR to someone having cardiac arrest, say new, simpler guidelines in a radical departure from past advice. Putting the emphasis on chest compressions instead of mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, the American Heart Association now urges people to give 30 compressions instead of 15 for every two rescue breaths.

Police Publications for Sale from Federal Government

November 23, 2005
The Federal Government is an important source for official publications dealing with criminal justice and law enforcement. From key statistical reference works to hands-on investigative manuals, the U.S. Government Printing Office has a variety of published information useful to law enforcement professionals.
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