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Dallas GIS Police Analyst Uses Geospatial Skills to Fight Crime

February 24, 2014
Geographic information systems (GIS) has changed the way law enforcement fights crime. American Sentinel University's GIS program is designed to teach officers the tools they need to map and analyze crime patterns.

Video: "Smart Gun" Goes on Sale in California

February 21, 2014
The watch’s primary purpose is not to provide accurate time, though it does. The watch makes the gun think. Electronic chips inside the gun and the watch communicate with each other. If the watch is within close reach of the gun, a light on the grip turns green.

Detroit Mom Opens Fire on Home Invaders

February 20, 2014
A Detroit mother opened fire Monday night when three suspects broke into her home.

Video: Tulsa Officer Saves Teen from Burning Car

February 20, 2014
A Tulsa police officer risked his life to save a teenage boy from a burning car. As the engine burst into flames, four of the teens were able to get out of the car but Whitney couldn't move.

Wis. Officer Dies After Giving Birth to Twins

February 20, 2014
Stacie Napoli, who served in Iraq and was a 17-year veteran of the West Allis (Wis.) Police Department, died Monday just moments after giving birth to twins.

Sheriff: Mexican Shot by US Agent Threw Big Rocks

February 20, 2014
A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot a man who officials said assaulted him with a barrage of rocks in rugged terrain near the Otay Mesa border crossing Tuesday morning, reigniting a debate over whether agents should use lethal force against rock throwers.
<p>Photo courtesy of Tactical Medical Solutions</p>

New Medical Kit Likely Saved Shot Dallas Officer

February 20, 2014
The “Downed Officer Kit” possibly prevented Officer Joshua Burns from bleeding to death after he was shot three times during a shootout Saturday in far northeast Dallas.

Homeland Security Alerts Airlines to Possible Shoe-Bomb Threat

February 20, 2014
The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday told airlines about a potential new shoe-bomb threat and urged them to pay extra attention to flights from overseas into the United States.

Omaha, Kansas City Police Share Strategies to Target Gang Violence

February 20, 2014
Omaha’s efforts to curb gang violence are catching the attention of other police departments, including officers in Kansas City, Mo.
<p>Photo courtesy of Boulder (Colo.) PD</p>

Boulder Police Chief Announces Retirement

February 19, 2014
Boulder (Colo.) Police Chief Mark Beckner announced his retirement effective April 1 after 36 years as a Boulder police officer.
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