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Johns Hopkins hospital in east Baltimore. Photo via Wikimedia (Conway71).

Johns Hopkins Gunman Wounds Surgeon, Then Kills Mother and Self

September 16, 2010
The suspect barricaded himself in a room of the hospital's thoracic center on the eighth floor of the hospital's Nelson Building. The shooter was reportedly upset about his mother's treatment at the hospital and shot the doctor in the stomach during surgery.

New Seattle Chief Will Revamp Response Proceedures

September 16, 2010
The department will expand officers using TASER devices, equip 40 officers with on-body video, provide additional crisis-response training and look for ways to get officers out of cruisers.

Former California Cops Endorse Marijuana Legalization

September 16, 2010
The members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) voiced their support for Proposition 19 at a press conference in West Hollywood on Monday.

DEA Impersonator Pulls Over NY Detective

September 15, 2010
A Long Island man posing as a federal agent and carrying a replica Drug Enforcement Administration badge was arrested, after he pulled over a Suffolk County police officer.

Chicago Officers Protest Manpower Shortage, Call for New Top Cop

September 15, 2010
"We've got to show the public that the reality on the street is we are desperately short-handed,'' the report quotes Officer David Garza as saying. "There has been a lot of times when people call for back up and it takes five minutes.''

Alabama City's HD Surveillance System Drops Crime Reporting 75 Percent

September 15, 2010
A citywide HD system connecting the Selma PD and the Selma Housing Authority offers greater surveillance coverage across the municipality. Since installing the system, Selma has seen a reduction in criminal activity at GWC—crime reporting has fallen from 40 to less than 10 incidents per week.
Hufcor's FlexTact wall systems are customizable and designed for non-lethal, simunitions training. Photo courtesy of Hufcor.

Hufcor Wall Systems Chooses Action Target as Global Representative

September 15, 2010
Movable wall systems-manufacturer Hufcor has chosen Action Target to represent FlexTact reconfigurable simunitions wall systems to law enforcement and military markets worldwide. The Hufcor FlexTact system provides scenarios of multiple building layouts using specially designed wall panels suspended from an overhead tracking system.
Photo courtesy of Tru-Spec.

Tru-Spec Introduces Xtreme Tactical Uniforms

September 15, 2010
The tactical response uniform pant and shirt are made with 50/50 nylon cotton rip-stop with SuperFabric external knee and elbow pockets. A tri-pocket on the lower left shirt sleeve has a document window for displaying ID as well as slots for pens and pencils.

Inc. Magazine Names Spillman To List of Fastest Growing Companies

September 15, 2010
Public safety software company Spillman Technologies ranked as one of nation's 5,000 fastest growing private companies for the fourth consecutive year, according to Inc. Magazine.
The LAPD's newest female officer (center) is flanked by Asst. Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur (left) and a retired officer wearing the original uniform of Alice Stebbins Wells, who became an LAPD officer in 1910. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Police Historical Society.

LAPD Honors Pioneering Female Officer Alice Stebbins Wells

September 14, 2010
Wells was one of the first female officers in the country with arrest powers. Her first duties included the "suppression of unwholesome billboard displays, searches for missing persons, and the maintenance of a general information bureau for women seeking advice on matters within the scope of police departments."
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