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Drunk 'Ninja' Impales Himself On Fence Post

November 19, 2009
A drunken man who believed he was a ninja needed the help of police and aid crews after he impaled himself while attempting to vault over a fence, the SeattlePI.com reports.

N.M. Police ID 11 of 12 Bodies Found In Mass Grave

November 19, 2009
Albuquerque police have identified the 11th of 12 victims found in a makeshift grave in February, a 15-year-old runaway last seen in the Denver area in 2004, 9news.com reports.
NYPD officers patrol the 34th Street Penn Station subway. Photo via laverrue (Flickr.com).

NYPD Swamped With New Candidates, Reduced Hiring Budgets

November 19, 2009
A flood of diverse candidates are applying for patrol jobs with the New York Police Department, which has seen its hiring budget dwindle due to the impact of the recession, the New York Times reports.
FNH USA's SCAR 16S (pictured) arrives in matte black, and the slightly heavier SCAR 17S will be available for civilian purchase.

FNH USA Will Release SCAR 17S For Civilian Purchase

November 19, 2009
FNH USA will release its SCAR 17S for civilian purchase in 2010, and announced several other updates to a rifle platform that became available to law enforcement agencies earlier this year.

Florida SWAT Unit Clears Hostages From T.J. Maxx After Standoff

November 18, 2009
SWAT members helped hostages leave the store and were seen using a blanket to drag out a women who had been injured when one of the gunmen pushed her to the ground.

Laid-off Michigan Troopers Leaving State

November 18, 2009
Approximately half of the Michigan trooper recruits who were laid off earlier in the year are leaving the state or taking part-time jobs, the Herald-Palladium reports.

Arkansas Officer Tasers 10-Year-Old Who Refused Shower

November 18, 2009
The incident brought calls from the town's mayor for an investigation of the department by the state police or FBI; both agencies have declined. The girl was apparently not hurt.
The Getac B300 was one of six of the company's products to receive military certification for durability.

Getac Rugged Notebooks and Tablets Receive Military Certification

November 18, 2009
Getac can now market its computers with MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F and IP65 labels, because the computers continued to operate after exposure to severe environmental conditions, according to Getac.
Charlie Beck was sworn in today as the LAPD's new chief. Photo courtesy of LAPD.

Charlie Beck Sworn In As New LAPD Chief

November 17, 2009
The Los Angeles City Council has confirmed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's pick of Charlie Beck to take the nation's third largest police force, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Nearly 50 Agencies Purchase Spillman Software in Third Quarter

November 17, 2009
Seven public safety agencies purchased Spillman software for the first time in the third quarter of 2009, bringing the total number of Spillman customers to more than 800 public safety agencies in 35 states across the nation. Forty-two agencies expanded their existing Spillman systems.
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