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Oregon Agency Switching to Ford Police Interceptor Utility

August 16, 2013
The Eugene (Ore.) Police Department is switching to the Ford Police Interceptor Utility and is planning to purchase 23 new SUVs. After replacing the vehicles, the agency expects to save more than $150,000 in fuel costs each year.

Calif. Sheriff Using Idle-Reduction Systems on Patrol Vehicles

August 16, 2013
The Alameda County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office has installed idle-reduction systems on eight of its patrol vehicles, including five Dodge Chargers, two Ford Police Interceptor sedans, and a Chevrolet Tahoe PPV.

Video: Ga. Troopers Pursue Baby Kidnapper

August 16, 2013
During the pursuit, Samantha Nicole Barrett attempted to ram a trooper's vehicle before crashing into an embankment a mile west of Interstate 75 in Lamar County.
<p>Kim Munley with husband Matt (right) and Walt Greely. Photo via <a href=&quot;http://www.flickr.com/photos/afge/4100735759/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>AFGE</a>/Flickr.</p>

Fort Hood Officer Recounts Shooting

August 16, 2013
Kimberly Munley, who was laid off from the civilian base police force in 2011, responded to the Soldier Readiness Processing site on Nov. 5, 2009 after Maj. Nidal Hasan allegedly opened fire.
<p>Screenshot via ABC News.</p>

Feds: Baltimore City Officer Ran Call-Girl Ring

August 16, 2013
A former Baltimore Police officer facing state charges for prostituting his wife has been indicted on federal charges that he operated a call-girl ring with more than 300 customers.
<p>Photo of Philadelphia Sheriff Jewell Williams via agency website.</p>

FBI Raids Philadelphia Sheriff

August 16, 2013
The FBI raided the Philadelphia Sheriff's office Thursday and seized some of the office's computers, a source said. An FBI spokeswoman confirmed that it was at the office "performing normal law enforcement activities" but declined to offer specifics.

Vigilant Solutions' LPR Locates Ariz. Deputy's Killer

August 15, 2013
Vigilant Solutions' license plate recognition (LPR) data and online investigative tools helped Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff’s Department locate a murder suspect.
<p>Logo via FirstNet.</p>

Public Safety Broadband Moves Forward In New Mexico, L.A. County

August 15, 2013
The federal panel governing development of the nation's public safety broadband network has approved lease agreements for the first networks in New Mexico and Los Angeles County.
<p><em>Photo courtesy of Thermo Scientific.</em></p>

Thermo Scientific Updates TruNarc Drug Analyzer

August 15, 2013
Law enforcement officers using the new TruNarc v1.3 can now identify cannabinoids and other illegal drugs on-site with the handheld device, according to Thermo Scientific.
<p>Photo courtesy of Anniston PD.</p>

Ala. Cop Killer's Death Penalty Trial Set

August 15, 2013
A man accused of killing Anniston (Ala.) Police Officer Justin Sollohub faces the death penalty if convicted in a trial scheduled for next month.
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