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University of California, Berkeley police officers Ally Jacobs (left) and Lisa Campbell have been credited with closing an 18-year-old kidnapping case. Photo via UC Berkeley news center.

UC Berkeley Officers' Alert Action Uncovers 18-Year Kidnap Victim

August 31, 2009
The timeline of the steps the two officers took came into sharper focus following Garrido's arrest, as university leaders, law enforcement officials and the media credited Lisa Campbell, the manager of special events, and Ally Jacobs, a campus police officer, with closing the 18-year-old case.

Texas Officer Dismissed For Egging Home

August 28, 2009
The Carrollton Police Department dismissed an officer for egging the home of a resident who had become a familiar source of complaints about a neighbor, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Body Armor Saves Chicago Officer In Friendly Fire Incident

August 28, 2009
A Chicago police officer was hospitalized in good condition after he was accidently shot by a fellow officer while trying to subdue a knife-wielding man in downtown Chicago, the Sun-Times reports.

Boston Police Prepare For Kennedy Funeral

August 28, 2009
With hundreds of dignitaries, including President Obama, scheduled to attend Saturday morning's funeral for Senator Ted Kennedy, Boston police have prepared security measures for the event that include closing streets and informing the non-invited public not to expect to reach Mission Church, NECN.com reports.

Home Invaders Apologize For Ransacking Wrong House

August 27, 2009
Two men held a 16-year-old girl at gunpoint as they ransacked a Newport News, Va., home, then suddenly left without stealing any items, after apologizing for entering the 'wrong house,' WAVY.com reports.

Baltimore Officers Fire On Driver Attempting to Run Them Down

August 27, 2009
Two Baltimore officers fired shots late Wednesday at the driver of a car who attempted to run them down, the Baltimore Sun reports.
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Search for New LAPD Chief May Continue Beyond Oct. 31

August 27, 2009
Antonio Villaraigosa may name an interim chief or leave the post vacant for several weeks following Bratton's departure. As many as 11 internal candidates have applied for the job.

Armor Express Awarded U.S. Marine Corps' Body Armor Contract

August 27, 2009
U.S. Marines will be wearing the latest in tactical body armor with ballistic panels manufactured by Armor Express.

VirTra Announces New Threat-Fire II Simulator

August 27, 2009
VirTra Systems has officially launched its newest and smallest Threat-Fire device, the Threat-Fire II. This patent-pending Threat-Fire device safely simulates the pain of hostile return fire with a 300 millisecond electric stun (adjustable to 2.5 seconds).

Uncle Mike's Introduces Three Concealed Carry Holsters

August 26, 2009
A fanny pack, day planner, and PDA carry case all double as holsters for a concealed carry pistol for law enforcement officers and deputies.
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