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2005 Equipment Theft Report Available

February 3, 2006
Nearly 40 percent of all construction and agricultural equipment theft occurs in just five states, according to a report released today by the National Equipment Register (NER), a database company established to reduce heavy-equipment theft rates and increase recoveries of stolen equipment.

New Standards Simplify Glove Selection for Cops

February 3, 2006
The International Safety Equipment Association has published an updated standard for hand protection that helps users make better-informed decisions about which gloves are best for which tasks.

NRA Trains Record Number of Law Enforcement and Military Firearm Instructors in 2005

January 26, 2006
For the fourth year in a row, the National Rifle Association's Law Enforcement Activities Division (LEAD) trained a record number of public and private Law Enforcement Firearm Instructors from the ranks of federal, state, and municipal police departments, as well as from the military. These instructors are now helping to train law enforcement officers across the United States and in places as distant as Iraq and Afghanistan.

Purina Unleashes Working Dog Website

January 26, 2006
Purina’s new Website contains information to help working dogs reach their full potential. Updates are added to the site on an ongoing basis.

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.
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