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Photo via Flickr.com (Irish Philadelphia Photo Essays).

Philadelphia Police Cuts May Eliminate Two Academy Classes

May 25, 2010
The department's sworn force peaked in 2001 at 6,900 officers. Since then, it has fallen to the current 6,600 and is expected to reach 6,400 in the next year due to attrition.

Virginia Deputy Had Sex With Inmate, Brought Her Items In Prison

May 25, 2010
Newport News Sheriff's deputy Vincent Townes, 41, has been arrested for having sex with an inmate, and is also charged with sneaking items into the jail for inmates.
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Kansas City Officer Returns Fire On Armed Man At Grocery

May 25, 2010
Reginald Jones, 42, opened fire on the officer who was responding to the incident. The officer then fired two .40-caliber rounds from his sidearm. One round blew out a tire of a parked trailer. The second struck Jones.

Spillman Expands Software Sales To 50 States

May 25, 2010
The Salt Lake City-based company currently provides public safety software to nearly 50,000 professionals in more than 800 police departments, sheriff's offices, communications centers, fire departments, and correctional facilities.

Jury Acquits Man In 1966 Shooting That Caused Philly Officer's Death

May 25, 2010
A jury has acquitted William Barnes for causing the death of Barclay, who succumbed to wounds 41 years after the 1966 shooting. Barnes had shot the 23-year-old rookie during a burglary.

FBI Reports U.S. Crime Decline In 2009

May 24, 2010
Violent crimes fell 5.5 percent and property crimes declined 4.9 percent compared with 2008, according to the preliminary report. An overall decline in reported crimes came for the third straight year.

Incarceration Growth Slows As Crime Falls In 2009

May 24, 2010
Reported violent crime fell 5.5 percent and property crime fell 4.9 percent in 2009, according to an analysis released by the Justice Policy Institute (JPI), a group whose mission is to reduce incarceration.

APCO Announces Communications Award Winners

May 24, 2010
The Public-Safety Communications awards are presented annually by APCO International to public safety communications personnel who have demonstrated the highest levels of personal and professional conduct and performance in the line of duty.
Photo courtesy of Smith & Wesson.

Smith & Wesson Introduces SD Series Pistols

May 24, 2010
Among the key features found on the Smith & Wesson SD9 and SD40 is the new Self Defense Trigger (SDT) that provides a smooth, consistent trigger pull from the first round to the last, according to the company.
Photo courtesy of Safariland.

Team Safariland Member Wins Shooting Competition With Belt System

May 24, 2010
Leatham competed with his 1911 pistol and Safariland's new Model 032 ELS Competition Belt System, with ELS (Equipment Locking System) forks and plates.
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