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Oakland Taps Long Beach Chief to Lead Department

August 12, 2009
Long Beach police Chief Anthony Batts will take over the Oakland Police Department in September, the MercuryNews.com reports.

Colombian Cartel Leader Heads to Prison For 45 Years

August 12, 2009
At its peak, the Norte Valle Cartel was responsible for 60 percent of the cocaine exported from Colombia to the U.S. Between 1990 and 2004, the cartel exported more than 1.2 million pounds, or 500 metric tons, of cocaine worth more than $10 billion.

Columbia Southern University Donates LE Scholarships to NSA Members

August 12, 2009
National Sheriffs' Association (NSA) members Henry Reyes and Jennifer Byrd have been selected as the recipients for two scholarships donated by Columbia Southern University (CSU). This is the second consecutive year CSU has awarded scholarships to members of the NSA.

Officer Injured During 7-Hour Standoff With Suicidal, Armed Man

August 12, 2009
SWAT officers, who deployed a tactical robot, shot the man when he came out of the house and refused to put down his firearm.

Tenn. Recruit Shot By Instructor During Training

August 12, 2009
A Memphis Police Department recruit was accidentally shot in the wrist by an instructor during firearms training at the Police Training Academy, FoxNews.com reports.

S&W's M&P15MOE Tactical Rifle Earns Shooting Industry Award

August 12, 2009
The rugged, lightweight, semi-automatic rifle chambered for 5.56 NATO (.223) ammunition, features an upper and lower receiver constructed with 7075 T6 aluminum. Reliability features of the gas-operated rifles include a chrome-lined gas key, bolt carrier and barrel.
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Panasonic's Toughbook 19, 30 and U1 Laptops Gain MIL-STD-810G Certification

August 11, 2009
Panasonic Computer Solutions Company today announced its fully rugged line and Toughbook U1 are the first to be certified by an independent third party test lab to meet the newer and more demanding MIL-STD-810G standard for environmental conditions, which was issued in October 2008 and supersedes MIL-STD-810F.

SoundOff Signal Acquires Exclusive License Rights to 911EP Products

August 11, 2009
SoundOff Signal, a leading manufacturer of lighting and safety products for emergency, bus, and commercial vehicles, announced that it has contracted with Safariland to assume responsibility for the sales, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, and service of the 911EP product line. This license agreement also extends to the related 911EP trademarks and technology.

Bratton Says He's Open to NYPD Job if Kelly Steps Down

August 11, 2009
"Oh sure. I'm only 61. That's a possibility down the line," the regaled former NYPD police commissioner, who is stepping down as L.A.'s police chief, told the Daily News on Thursday.

Chicago Man Charged with Punching Police Horse

August 11, 2009
A 21-year-old man spent the night in jail after he allegedly punched a Chicago police horse near the Lollapalooza music festival.
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