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Deadline Nears for All-America City Award Noms

January 26, 2006
Communities still have about six weeks to complete their applications for the All-America City Award.

Group Says Iowa Sex Offender Law Harms LE Efforts

January 26, 2006
Iowa’s county prosecutors asked lawmakers Monday to scrap the state’s controversial 2,000-foot sex offender residency restriction and replace it with what they argue are more effective strategies to protect children.

Website Offers Interactive courses in Prescription Drug Investigation

January 19, 2006
A new interactive online training center is now available to aid law enforcement officers investigating prescription drug abuse cases.

APCO to Hold Summit on Public Safety Communications

January 19, 2006
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International will hold its Third Annual Winter Summit Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2006 at the Orlando Airport Marriott in Orlando, Fla.

Proposed Washington Law Focuses on Meth Users, Not Makers

January 19, 2006
After years of targeting home-based methamphetamine laboratories, state and law enforcement officials are shifting focus, taking aim at meth addicts themselves. Attorney General Rob McKenna, along with the 26-member task force “Operation: Allied Against Meth,” is backing legislation that focuses on longer prison sentences and emphasizes substance abuse treatment.

DHS Authorizes First National Certification of a SWAT Training Center

January 19, 2006
The Government Training Institute in Boise, Idaho, is the first nationally certified SWAT team training system in the United States. This course is now pre-approved to receive U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant funds, allowing state and local law enforcement agencies to attend the training using DHS grant monies to pay for tuition, overtime, meals, lodging, and associated backfill costs.

Police Advisory Board Member to Host TV Show

January 12, 2006
Dave Young, a long-time Police Advisory Board member, is co-hosting a television show on the National Geographic Channel called "Crash Test Human," airing its premiere on January 16 at 10 p.m. Eastern and Pacific.

Former Cop Offers Free Counseling to Officers and Their Families

January 12, 2006
Rev. Dr. Miguel Angel Contreras is reaching out to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers in need of professional counseling by offering his services for free. Immediate family members of police officers also qualify for these free counseling services, which include treatment for depression due to wrongful termination, alcohol and drug substance abuse, job discrimination, and retaliation.

Police Report Clears Officers Who Shot Brazilian in London

January 12, 2006
The two police officers who shot dead a Brazilian man after mistaking him for a suicide bomber have been cleared of any wrongdoing in an internal report, London's Evening Standard said.

Miami Jail Escapee Recaptured, Police Say

January 12, 2006
An inmate who escaped from the same jail complex where a serial rape suspect fled last month was recaptured Thursday, police said.
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