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OnStar Stops Carjacker, Who Then Falls Into Pool

October 20, 2009
A man who carjacked a Chevrolet Tahoe in a Visalia, Calif., parking lot using a sawed-off shotgun led police on a high-speed pursuit, until OnStar operators disabled the vehicle using a new feature added in 2009, the Los Angeles Times reports.

FNH USA Donates Duty Pistols to Louisiana Agency

October 20, 2009
After the department's building was destroyed by fire in 2007 — along with several duty handguns — budgetary constraints prohibited replacement of the lost guns. Additionally, the duty weapons currently in use by the New Roads PD are over 10 years old; parts from damaged guns were in use to keep the weapons safe and working.

PDSI Adds 17 Users Of Its Communications Software

October 20, 2009
The departments signed on to use TeleStaff, a system designed to reduce the time, resources, and overall cost associated with scheduling and communicating to employees.

National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Marks 25 Years of Service

October 19, 2009
Since 1984, the DC-based non-profit has honored and remembered the fallen heroes of American law enforcement and worked to promote officer safety.

Gang-Affiliated Cop Killer Receives Death Penalty

October 19, 2009
Miguel Angel Magallon, 26, has been convicted of murder in the 2004 death of L.A. County police Capt. Michael Sparkes, who was shot nine times during an attempted robbery, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Getac's Complete Line of Rugged Computers Fully Compatible with Microsoft Windows 7

October 19, 2009
Getac announced today that its complete line of rugged notebook computers and tablet PCs are fully compatible with Microsoft's long-awaited Windows 7 Operating System. Getac engineers spent more than six months with Microsoft developers to ensure its product line would maximize all the features, functions, and performance of Windows 7, right out of the box.

Officer Remains On Duty After Stun Gun Use Questioned

October 19, 2009
Fort Worth police officer Stephanie Phillips will remain on active duty while a grand jury reviews an incident where she twice Tasered a mentally ill man who later died, the Star-Telegram reports.

Man Kills Girlfriend, Drives Her Body to Sheriff Substation

October 19, 2009
Guillermo Marinero allegedly strangled his girlfriend, then drove her body to a local sheriff's substation, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Original S.W.A.T. Cancels Tactical World Cup, Sues Operator's Edge

October 16, 2009
Original S.W.A.T. Footwear Co. has canceled the planned Original S.W.A.T. Tactical World Cup and initiated a lawsuit against partner Operator's Edge, who could not deliver the event, according to the company.

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.
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