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Senate Extends Interoperable Communications Grants Deadline

October 16, 2009
The PSIC program was originally established by Congress to provide one-time funding of $1 billion to state and local governments toward achieving interoperability among first responders.

Charlotte Officer was Traveling 90-Plus Before Accident, Police Say

October 16, 2009
A police officer was traveling 93 miles per hour before crashing while responding to a call in SouthPark earlier this week, a report just released from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says.

Harris Corp.'s Technology Used For Public Safety Communications During G-20

October 16, 2009
Using Harris technology, the Pennsylvania's STARNet system allowed federal agencies, state and local police — along with Allegheny County, the city of Pittsburgh and emergency medical personnel — to use a single communications tool.
Elbeco CEO David Lurio (holding the award) was honored by the National Law Enforcement Memorial Fund for his company's work on behalf of the National Law Enforcement Museum.

Elbeco Recognized for Support of the National Law Enforcement Museum

October 16, 2009
Police apparel manufacturer Elbeco Inc. of Reading, Pa., was recognized for its financial support of the National Law Enforcement Museum during a reception held at the recent International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) convention in Denver.

Sell-Crack-or-Die Defense is Now 0 for 2

October 16, 2009
Rigoberto Valle testified recently in San Francisco court that he was told that he must sell crack or face death by gun or knife. The jury didn't buy the Honduran immigrant's "sell crack or die" defense, convicting him. Soon he'll be sentenced, and probably deported.

Burris Adds Two Illuminated Riflescopes To SixX Series

October 15, 2009
New models of Burris' SixX Series include the 2X-12X 40-mm and 2X-12X 50-mm rifle scopes with illuminated reticles that are available now, the company announced.

Forensic Scientists Link Suspect's DNA to Dallas Rape in 'Shotgun Bandit' Trial

October 15, 2009
The prosecution introduced two forensic scientists who testified about DNA they said linked Ledbetter to the 2006 rape in Far North Dallas. Defense attorneys attempted to undermine the scientific evidence, asking if another lab might have come up with a different conclusion.

Durham Officer Fired in Overtime Scandal

October 15, 2009
A Durham, N.C., officer who was fired Wednesday as a result of an overtime scandal is not going out without a fight.

Gang Leader Preyed On Children, Prosecutor Says

October 15, 2009
The last defendant to be sentenced in the sweeping federal case against the Insane Deuces street gang of Aurora, Ill., was sentenced Thursday to the maximum 20 years in prison after a prosecutor described him as an enforcer who "sent children out to kill other children."

Officer Turnover, Texas City's Growth Challenge New Police Chief

October 15, 2009
When Michael McConnell steps in as the fifth police chief of Horizon City, Texas, in two years, he will inherit a department grappling with an increase in calls for service and a staff saddled with high turnover.
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