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TASER Protector System Reduces Distracted Driving

January 5, 2011
Through the use of innovative technology, the Protector safe driver system enables families to prevent cell-phone related driving distractions, foster responsible driving behaviors, and have the information necessary to take action in emergency situations.
Upgrades to several Dallas PD Bell 206B-3 helicopters included a BMS microwave system for wireless, real-time video transmission. Photo via United Rotorcraft.

Dallas PD Upgrades Surveillance Gear On Copters

January 5, 2011
The upgrades, made possible by a federal grant, included a BMS digital video microwave system, an upgrade of existing L-3 Wescam camera systems and auto-tracking, Avalex digital video recorder upgrades, and AFS engine inlet barrier filters.

LAPD SWAT Arrests Barricaded Suspect

January 4, 2011
A homicide suspect was quietly taken into custody Tuesday, after barricading himself inside a Hollywood apartment for several hours.

Wheelchair-Riding Vandal Shot After Stabbing SF Cop

January 4, 2011
Officers who responded to a report of a man vandalizing city vehicles in front of the San Francisco Behavioral Health Services building stabbed one of the officers, the man was shot with a less-lethal beanbag round, and then a handgun when he didn't surrender.
Photo via Flickr.com (knowhimonline).

Florida Deputy Suspended For Leaving "Obama Prayer" On Co-Worker's Desk

January 4, 2011
The highlighted scripture was Psalm 109, which reads in part, "Let his days be few, and let another take his office."

TASER Ends Chase After Vehicle Hits Colorado Officer

January 4, 2011
An officer who suffered minor injuries when he was struck in a chain-reaction accident caused by a fleeing suspect is expected to fully recover.

Body Armor Saves Ohio Officer

January 4, 2011
Ashtabula (Ohio) Police Lt. Rodney Blaney is now recovering from a round that struck the ballistic armor covering his chest and saving his life during a traffic stop.

California Officer Head-butted, Kicked During Arrest

January 4, 2011
A Palo Alto (Calif.) Police officer was head-butted in the face and kicked in the testicles early on New Year's Day while trying to arrest a man suspected of public drunkenness.

Mass. GOP Lawmakers Demand Parole Ban For Certain Violent Criminals

January 4, 2011
The state's Parole Board voted unanimously in 2008 to free Dominic Cinelli, a serial armed robber serving three life sentences. Cinelli is now accused of fatally shooting Officer John Maguire during a Dec. 26 armed robbery of a Kohl's jewelry counter.
Image via samantha celera (Flickr.com).

Feds Consider Allowing Cell Phone Jamming In Prisons

January 4, 2011
Even though the number of cellphones confiscated in prisons has jumped since 2007, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has resisted allowing correctional facilities to use wireless jamming technology to block cellphone signals.
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