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Photo via RobotSkirts (Flickr.com).

California Pot Farm Fire Reveals Troubling Trend

August 20, 2009
Narcotics agents said Tuesday they had little doubt that the nearly 90,000-acre La Brea fire in California was started by Mexican drug traffickers who were tending a large, sophisticated marijuana farm planted on the side of a mountain in the Los Padres National Forest.
A Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor used by the North Bend (Ore.) Police Department. Photo via North Bend PD.

Oregon Man Who Robbed Police Station Faces Nine Charges

August 20, 2009
A 26-year-old Oregon man will face nine charges related to his brazen robbery of the North Bend police station in which he made off with a police cruiser, two Tasers and a radio, the Register-Guard reports.

APCO Leadership Hosts Town Hall on 700-MHz Broadband

August 19, 2009
APCO International hosted a town hall meeting on the FCC Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau Notice Seeking Comment on Petitions for Waivers to Deploy 700-MHz Public Safety Broadband Networks during its 75th Annual Conference and Exposition in Las Vegas.
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Trijicon Introduces RMR Red Dot Sight

August 19, 2009
Trijicon has introduced its new Trijicon RMR Sight, a patent-pending new generation Ruggedized Miniature Reflex designed to improve shooter precision and accuracy with any style or caliber of weapon.
Photo via bcymet (Flickr.com).

12 Michigan Departments Will Test Portable Fingerprint Scanners

August 19, 2009
In response, the American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has said it expects court challenges. A state law bans fingerprinting on arrests where the sentence would be less than 90 days.

Condemned Homes Provide Minn. Tactical Unit Training Opportunity

August 19, 2009
The Dakota County (Minn.) SWAT unit is deploying today to a neighborhood of West St. Paul to practice their building-search skills in several buildings that have been identified for demolition, KSTP TV reports.
Photo via Leo Reynolds (Flickr.com).

Atlanta Police Host Job Fairs To Find 150 Recruits

August 19, 2009
The Atlanta Police Department hosted a job fair and testing on Tuesday, hiring to fill the next two academy classes for 2009, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Victims of Crip-on-Blood Baltimore Shooting Refuse to Help Cops

August 18, 2009
The two suspected gang members who were shot and wounded at the Inner Harbor Saturday night are refusing to help police identify their attackers, the Baltimore Sun reports.

N.Y. Agency Struggles to Hire Female Officers

August 18, 2009
Of the 51 officers on the department, only two (4 percent) are women. That compares to the 300 women (12 percent) working among Suffolk County Police's 2,750 officers.

Baltimore Investigating Officers' Use of Police Helicopter for Marriage Proposal

August 18, 2009
Baltimore police officials are investigating why on-duty helicopter and marine officers helped a Baltimore County state delegate propose to his girlfriend by pretending to raid a boat they were aboard, the Baltimore Sun reports.
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