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ATF Works with Kentucky Bomb Squads to Investigate Explosives Incidents

October 20, 2005
In Louisville, Ky., members of the Kentucky Explosives Incident Response Task Force (KEIRTF) were federally deputized. The deputization of state and local officers who are members of the task force allows them to assist ATF in explosives-related incidents which may occur outside their normal areas of jurisdiction.

National Bike Registry Offers Agencies Way to Find Recovered Bikes’ Owners

October 20, 2005
The National Bike Registry’s Official Bike Registration Station gives police free, password-protected access to the registry’s more than 300,000 registered bicycles, nationwide. This is a way to protect bikes in the local community and reunite recovered stolen bicycles with their owners.

Congress Passes Bill to Limit Gun Industry Liability

October 20, 2005
Bill S. 397, if signed into law by President Bush, would prohibit lawsuits against the firearms industry for damages resulting from the unlawful use of a firearm or ammunition. The House passed the bill with a vote of 283-144. The Senate passed the bill in July.

NLEOMF Holds Wreathlaying Day Ceremony

October 20, 2005
Every October, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) holds "Wreathlaying Day," a ceremony that commemorates the dedication of the Memorial in 1991. The ceremony, held Monday Oct. 17 this year, honors all law enforcement officers and pays special tribute to local Virginia, Maryland, D.C., and Federal law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty since the previous Wreathlaying Day.

Law Enforcement Arrests Parents in Truancy Sweep

October 6, 2005
Officers in California’s Sacramento County brought in 50 people in the area’s tenth annual truancy sweep, aimed at making parents accountable for students’ school attendance.

Social Security Number Database Available to LEOs

October 6, 2005
The official version of the Social Security Administration Death Master File is now available online in a variety of applications to verify people’s identity claims and to help prevent fraud.

APCO Urges Congress to Address Communications Needs

October 6, 2005
Participating in the evaluation of response to Hurricane Katrina, the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Hurricane Katrina response, specifically the communications issues highlighted by the storm.

Wis. Center for Problem-Oriented Policing Awarded Funds to Develop LEO Resources

October 6, 2005
Funds are being awarded to the POP Center in Madison, Wis., to support the POP Center’s operations and the development of additional resources for America’s law enforcement community, including problem-oriented guides for police.

More Utah Law Enforcement Agencies Adopting, Enforcing Physical Fitness Standards

September 30, 2005
Many Northern Utah law enforcement agencies have implemented rules to ensure officers stay in tip-top shape throughout their careers.

NTSB Recommends Cell Phone Ban for New Drivers

September 30, 2005
The National Transportation Safety Board has added to its annual list of “Most Wanted Safety Recommendations to States” a ban on inexperienced drivers using wireless devices behind the wheel.
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