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Police End California Hostage Situation Peacefully

June 18, 2009

Police in Vallejo, Calif., arrested one man after a nearly four-hour standoff Wednesday in which two reported hostages escaped harm.

Police: Man Attacked for Bologna Sandwich

June 18, 2009
A man in Oklahoma City said he was attacked for his bologna and cheese sandwich. Police say 24-year-old Roger Hamilton told them he was sitting on a bus station bench Wednesday, about to put mayonnaise on his sandwich, when another man began staring at him.

SF Hires Mesa Chief As Top Cop

June 17, 2009

Looking to bring new blood into the San Francisco Police Department, Mayor Gavin Newsom has reached outside the city and selected George Gascón, police chief of Mesa, Ariz., to replace outgoing Chief Heather Fong, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Feds Arrest More Members of LA Latino Gang

June 17, 2009

FBI agents and Los Angeles police officers arrested at least eight of those named in a racketeering indictment, officials said. Several more of the 39 members and associates of the 18th Street Columbia Lil Cycos clique were already in state and federal custody.

Potential deputies wait for the results of written tests at the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department's Women in Law Enforcement Career Day. The department is aggressively recruiting qualified females.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Prioritizes Female Hiring

June 17, 2009
In an effort to provide more opportunity for qualified female deputies and comply with a consent decree that arose out of a 1980 sexual discrimination lawsuit, the department is stepping up its efforts to recruit more women.

Texas Sheriff Cancels Drone Planes After Fed Feedback

June 16, 2009

The Collin County Sheriff's Department's plan to buy several unmanned aircraft for surveillance has been grounded, the Dallas Morning News reports.

Safariland Introduces New Inside-the-Waistband Holster

June 15, 2009

Safariland, a BAE Systems line of business, announced today its newest Inside-the-Waistband (IWB) concealment holster, designed for improved grip, holstering, and concealability for plainclothes or civilian carry.

Video: 25 Arrested in Los Angeles During Laker Championship Riots

June 15, 2009

What started as a celebration of the Lakers' NBA Championship turned ugly when some revelers in downtown Los Angeles sparked fires, vandalized cars and buildings, set off fireworks, looted stores and clashed with police.

U.S. Customs Set to Classify All Folding Knives as Switchblades

June 12, 2009
United States Customs and Border Protection plans to classify assisted-opening knives and all one-hand-opening knives as switchblades, which are banned.

Security Tightened at Jewish Sites in New York Following Shootings at U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

June 11, 2009

Minutes after the shooting at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, uniformed NYPD officers appeared outside New York's memorial.

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