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Columbine School Shooting Remembered

April 22, 2004
The Jefferson County (Colo.) Sheriff’s office is still under investigation for the way it handled complaints about the two teenagers who killed 12 classmates and a teacher at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo., before committing suicide. Many still believe that the Sheriff’s Office should have been able to predict and prevent the killings.

Police Officer Wins Donut-Eating Contest

April 16, 2004
A Wisconsin patrolman claimed victory over fellow law enforcement officers after eating 9 ½ donuts in the Dunkin’ Donuts World Cop Donut Eating Championship at the ILEETA Conference outside Chicago.

Carolina Cameras Identify Speeders

April 16, 2004
The City Council of Charlotte, North Carolina, has voted to allow police to use 14 radar cameras at the city’s busiest intersections to record drivers’ speeds and issue citations if drivers exceed the speed limit.

Air Marshals Monitor Behavior to Pinpoint Terrorists

April 16, 2004
A pilot program at Logan International Airport in Boston uses “behavior pattern recognition” to single out people exhibiting unusual behavior that might be planning an act of terrorism.

Gang Graffiti, Crime Increase in Salt Lake City

April 9, 2004
Salt Lake City’s valleywide metro gang unit reports a marked increase in graffiti cases, along with an increase in gang crimes.

U.S. Considers Creating New British-Style Agency

April 9, 2004
Speculation has circulated that the FBI’s inability to predict and prevent the 9/11 terrorist attack from happening would lead to the development of a new government agency better able to share and analyze information, modeled after the United Kingdom’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5.

Women Working in Corrections Conference Announced

April 9, 2004
The tenth national “Women Working in Corrections and Juvenile Justice Conference” will take place in Baltimore Oct. 31-Nov. 3.

Calif. Bay Area PD to Mandate Carrying Tasers

April 2, 2004
The San Jose (Calif.) Police Department is expected to receive a shipment of 629 Tasers on Monday, enough to equip all officers on the force.

Mock Prison Riot Showcases Corrections Technologies

April 2, 2004
The eighth annual OLETC Mock Prison Riot is designed to showcase new and emerging corrections, law enforcement, and public safety technologies by allowing teams of officers to experience them firsthand in various scenarios.

Liquid to Aid in Arson Investigations

April 2, 2004
A new liquid could help arson investigators distinguish residue of fuels used to set fires from insecticide residue and other similar substances.
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