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NRA Names FN SLP 'Shotgun of the Year'

May 11, 2009
The modular FN SLP shotgun ships with two gas pistons, for heavy and light loads, that offer its law enforcement operator more flexibility and longer life, according to the company. A variety of shotgun choke tubes and accessory sporting barrels are also available for the SLP.

Qualification Targets Acquires Targeting Technologies

May 11, 2009
Qualification Targets Inc. has acquired the Targeting Technologies product line of turning target systems.

Center for Domestic Preparedness Offers Toxic Agent Response Training

May 11, 2009
How long will it take before terrorists have weapons of mass destruction? The answer isn't clear. But preparing emergency response personnel to meet the threat head-on starts at the CDP's COBRATF—the Chemical, Ordnance, Biological, and Radiological Training Facility in Anniston, Ala.

California's Fugitive Apprehension Team Deploys TASER Devices

May 8, 2009
Agents assigned to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Office of Correctional Safety (OCS) are field testing 28 TASER X26 ECDs and 28 TASER CAM systems. The deployment of the TASERs is being conducted as a pilot program.

Decatur Provides Law Enforcement Stimulus Grant Resource

May 8, 2009
With more than $2 billion in JAG grants and another nearly $9 billion in State Fiscal Stabilization Funds, law enforcement departments and public safety organizations have a chance to acquire the public safety grant funding they need to purchase tools to keep their streets safe. Decatur Electronics has pulled information from various sources to create a web-based resource for public safety grant information.

9/11 Family Leader Rails Against President Obama Over Gitmo Closing, Handling of Terror Prosecutions

May 8, 2009
The Justice Department's recent plea agreement with Ali Saleh al-Marri should be of grave concern to those who believe the Obama administration will vigorously prosecute terrorists in the federal court system. Al-Marri was sent to the U.S. on Sept. 10, 2001, by KSM to carry out cyanide bomb attacks. He faces up to a 15-year sentence, but will be allowed to argue that the sentence should be satisfied by the seven years he has been in custody.
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NYPD Adds 40 Hybrid Cars to Fleet

May 8, 2009
The New York City Police Department (NYPD) deployed 40 hybrid vehicles to help green its fleet of patrol cars, bringing its number of hybrid vehicles to more than 100.

Kerlikowske Approved as Drug Czar

May 7, 2009
After years of overseeing drug-enforcement policies in the Seattle Police Department, former Chief Gil Kerlikowske now will take what he learned to a national stage. On Thursday, Kerlikowske, as expected, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a position commonly known as drug czar.

No Stimulus for 26 Police Agencies Because of Past Violations

May 7, 2009
The bans stem from grants issued under the Clinton-era police hiring program known as Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS). The largest federally funded law enforcement build-up in U.S. history provided money for more than 100,000 officers starting in 1995.

Minnesota Cops Who Stopped for Gas Bust Motorist Pulling in with "Cooking" Meth Lab

May 7, 2009
A search of the vehicle revealed an overwhelming odor of ammonia. Drug paraphernalia, containers and other items were located "that confirmed the presence of a methamphetamine lab," said West Hennepin Public Safety Director Ray McCoy.
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