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Mississippi Sheriff To Replace Crown Vics with Tahoes

March 25, 2011
The eight new SUVs are also better suited for the rugged, rural roads of the jurisdiction, according to Sheriff Jim Johnson. The Tahoes have a larger gas tank and get 15 MPG compared to the 12 MPG delivered by the Ford Crown Vic.
<p>Photo: Thales.</p>

Thales Multiband Radio Gets Safety Certification

March 25, 2011
Thales' Liberty Multiband Land Mobile Radio (LMR) has been certified as Intrinsic Safe equipment, meaning it can be operated in an explosive environment and will not trigger ignition in the presence of flammable or combustible material, the company announced.
<p>Photo: Safariland.</p>

Safariland Adds HP01F Type II Female Model To ABA Xtreme Line

March 25, 2011
Tested against the 9mm and .357 Magnum NIJ-designated rounds, the HP01F Type II is a hybrid, female semi-structured design that incorporates covered dart technology, vertical and horizontal Geometric technology, and state-of-the-art materials such as Curv (framing) and Dyneema.
<p>Photo: Adamson Industries.</p>

Roadside Safety Introduces Duro Flash LEDs As Alternative To Incendiary Flares

March 25, 2011
The Duro Flash devices can be used by officers to mark vehicles, close a lane, direct traffic, or make a location more visible. A Duro Flash unit can also be placed under a cone for higher visibility.
<p>The Michigan State Police will reduce the number of fully operational posts from 62 to 29. Stars indicate those 29. Map: MSP.</p>

Michigan State Police Close 21 Posts

March 25, 2011
Under this new "regional policing plan," the agency will reduce the number of fully operational posts from 62 to 29. The agency is making the reductions to close a $20.7-million budget cut it faces next fiscal year.

Sheriff Joe Rolls SWAT, Actor Steven Seagal to Arrest Cockfighting Suspect

March 24, 2011
The Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff's tactical deputies used the Lenco Bear armored rescue vehicle to open up a locked iron gate at the residence of Jesus Llovera, who was wanted on a cockfighting warrant.

Charging Cow Critically Wounds Deputy

March 24, 2011
Smith County Sheriff's Department Deputy Robert Britton Jr., 54, suffered massive head trauma after being struck by the cow, which had been hit by two vehicles.

South Carolina Agencies Launch UAV Surveillance Program

March 24, 2011
The agencies plan to use the craft to assist patrol officers during foot pursuits across jurisdictional boundaries. The small helicopters include cameras, and a weapon can be mounted if needed.

Badge-Carrying N.Y. Rabbi's 'Official' Plates Questioned

March 24, 2011
A New York State Police rabbi's employment status with a municipality has come under scrutiny by the Times Union newspaper, who published a report questioning his use of official license plates.

Shaquille O'Neal Sworn In As Mass. Reserve Deputy

March 24, 2011
Boston Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal was sworn as a reserve deputy into the Worcester County Reserve Deputy Sheriff's Association on Thursday.
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