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TASER International to Introduce Wireless eXtended Range Electronic Projectile

June 14, 2007
TASER International today announced it will introduce its much anticipated XREP wireless 12-gauge Neuro Muscular Incapacitation (NMI) projectile at the annual TASER Tactical Conference on July 9, 2007 in Chicago, Ill.
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HIT DNA Lab Awarded ASCLD/LAB International Accreditation

June 14, 2007
Human Identification Technologies (HIT), a private forensic casework DNA testing and consulting laboratory, has achieved recognition as the first ASCLD/LAB-International accredited DNA laboratory in California.

Police Chief Killed After Cuffing Suspect's Hands in Front

June 14, 2007
Small towns are oft known for a "familial," friendly, trustful demeanor. But sometimes misplaced trust is a misguided notion, or as in the case of Clay City (Ky.) Police Chief Randy Lacy, a dangerous one with deadly consequences.

Staged Drill Demonstrates Multi-Agency Reaction to Dirty Bomb

June 14, 2007
Hundreds of law enforcement officials from approximately 30 countries around the globe congregated in Miami where they watched SWAT teams rappel to the ground from a Blackhawk helicopter circling Florida's Orange Bowl. The mock demonstration showcased law enforcement's response to the threat of an impending "dirty bomb" set to explode.

Post-Virginia Tech Bill Expected to Pass House

June 13, 2007
Following the wake of the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history, where a deranged gunman murdered 32 others and himself in April at Virginia Tech University, the House of Representatives is expected to approve a bill that would prevent mentally ill individuals from gaining access to weapons. The bill is slated for a vote today.

Law Enforcement Leaders Urge Congress to Release Crime Gun Data

June 13, 2007
Yesterday, law enforcement officials urged Congress to repeal the current "Tiahrt Amendment" legislation because it prevents police from accessing crime gun trace data. They cited the information as being invaluable, enabling cities to fight illegal gun trafficking more effectively.

Georgia Deputies Search Jail Cells for Illegal Immigrants

June 12, 2007
The Cobb County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office has adopted the policy of screening jail inmates to determine if they are illegal immigrants—marking the department as the first in Georgia to embrace the nascent process. Only a handful of law enforcement agencies nationwide currently embrace the practice.

Colorado Police Embrace New Communications Technology

June 12, 2007
Law enforcement officials in Colorado's Grand Junction and Mesa County police departments plan to invest in a state-of-the-art, cross-reference database that will enable information sharing, more efficient communications, and expedite case investigations.

World Leaders Discuss Nuclear Terror Deterrents at Miami Conference

June 11, 2007
Officials from around the globe will congregate in Miami for an intensive five-day conference where they will participate in mock terrorist attacks and devise ways to track nuclear substances, safe-guard nuclear facilities, and combat trafficking of nuclear materials.

U.S. Law Enforcement Cites Tangible Progress in Iraqi Training

June 11, 2007
Army Brig. Gen. David Phillips, deputy commander of the Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, reports that tangible gains have been achieved with regard to the police force's relationships with Iraqi ministries and justice, judicial capacity is on the rise, corruption is being pursued internally, and the training program is continuing to expand.
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