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New Sheriff’s Badges Designed to Defy Copying

October 10, 2003
Sheriff’s officials in Cobb County, Georgia, are banking on the ability of new identification badges to help deter and spot impersonators.

Suspects Running Down Cops in Edmonton

October 10, 2003
Police officers in Edmonton, Canada, are rethinking their procedures after suspects aimed at them with cars six times in the last month.

Segway Scooters Recalled

October 3, 2003
Inventor Dean Kamen’s Segway Human Transporter scooter is being recalled because of injuries incurred when low batteries may have caused riders to fall off. While the scooters travel only up to 12 miles per hour and use a gyroscope to steady riders, it seems that when the battery is too low there isn't enough power to keep the product upright, causing the rider to fall off.

COPS Offers $400,000 to Encourage Police Volunteers

October 3, 2003
In an effort to get community members involved in helping local police, $400,000 has been awarded to police departments to fund volunteer programs in eight states. The grant funds will cover expenses such as recruitment advertising, equipment, the cost of a program coordinator, or funds to implement and evaluate VIPS programs.

Seattle PD Hires Marketing Firm

October 3, 2003
The Seattle Police Department has hired local company Pyramid Communications to analyze media coverage of the agency and find ways to better communicate with the public.

Officer Not Charged for Running Over Beachgoers

September 26, 2003
A Miami Beach police officer who killed one woman and severely injured another when he drove over them while they sunbathed will not be charged because he was not driving recklessly, the state attorney’s office says.

Deputy Catches Most Wanted Felon

September 26, 2003
After nine months on the run, a man wanted for killing his adoptive parents in Dallas was caught by a deputy in a traffic stop.

Cocaine Found in Guacamole Tubs

September 26, 2003
Chicago police have arrested four men and charged them with drug possession after finding an estimated $39 million worth of high-grade cocaine hidden inside buckets of frozen Mexican avocado pulp.

Bank Robber Returns to Deposit Stolen Money

September 19, 2003
A man got 33-years-to-life in prison for bank robbery after being caught depositing part of the stolen cash at the same bank hours later.

Officer Deaths Up in 2003

September 19, 2003
The number of police officers killed nationwide in the first half of 2003 is about 10 percent higher compared to the same time last year.
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