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Detroit Police Require Alarm Verification for Burglary Response

August 16, 2011
Starting Monday, the Detroit Police Department will only respond to burglary calls if the alarm company provides verification that an actual break-in has occurred.
<p>Screenshot: NLEOMF.</p>

NLEOMF Offers 9/11 Commemorative Gear

August 16, 2011
To honor the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) is offering commemorative gear as a tribute to the fallen first responders.

Wis. Deputy Fired Over Code 3 Fatal Crash

August 16, 2011
Sheriff Steve Helgeson fired Dep. Trisha Stratman following an internal investigation into a crash on July 18, 2010, where high school student Brandon Jennings was thrown from a vehicle.

S&W Delivers New Sidearms to West Virginia State Police and Wyoming Highway Patrol

August 16, 2011
The West Virginia State Police selected the S&W Model 4566 TSW pistol and has received 750 pistols chambered in .45 ACP. The Wyoming Highway Patrol selected the S&W M&P40 pistol and is currently in the process of transitioning its officers over to the sidearm.

Video: 2 Wash. Cops Demoted for Web Cartoons Mocking Jail

August 16, 2011
A deputy police chief and a police sergeant with the Renton (Wash.) Police Department have been demoted for a Web cartoon lampooning the staff and procedures of a new regional jail in South King County.
<p>Officer Evan Burns. Screenshot: KFVS-TV.</p>

Missouri Officer Killed Laying Spike Strips

August 16, 2011
Caruthersville (Mo.) Police officer Evan Burns was killed while attempting to lay out spike strips to stop a fleeing suspect heading south on Interstate 55.

5.11 Tactical Introduces Next-Gen Tactical Pant

August 15, 2011
Flex-Tac is a lightweight fabric with "increased breath-ability, stain resistance and colorfastness," according to 5.11 Tactical. It stretches almost 20 percent more than traditional tactical pants. The Stryke Pant with Flex-Tac is available starting this month for less than $75.

Curfew Brings Quiet Weekend for Philadelphia Police

August 15, 2011
A few dozen youth were picked up for violating curfew, and a teenage girl was stabbed in the arm. Twelve teens were picked up for curfew violations on Saturday, a sharp drop from the 50 apprehended on Friday night.

FCC Chairman Announces Next-Gen 911 Action Plan at APCO

August 15, 2011
Addressing the nation's leading public safety communications officials, the FCC's chairman said the commission's top three next-generation 911 priorities for public safety include location accuracy, establishment of a governance framework, and funding.

Maryland State Police Crime Lab Gains International Certification

August 15, 2011
In 2010, the Maryland State Police Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory received evidence from 19,000 criminal cases to process in the forensic fields of biology, toxicology, trace evidence, latent print/impressions, drug analysis, and firearms/tool marks.
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