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DOJ Awards $45M to Hire School Resource Officers

October 1, 2013
For its annual COPS hiring grants, the U.S. Department of Justice gave priority to agencies planning to hire more school resource officers and military veterans. Nearly $45 million was awarded to fund 356 new SRO positions.

FBI Report Details Impact of Sequestration

September 30, 2013
In the first week of his new job as FBI director, James B. Comey had already heard about how training had stopped for recruits at Quantico and that the bureau wasn't planning on bringing in any new agents next year, all because of budget cuts.
<p>Photo courtesy of NLEOMF.</p>

Border Agent Saves Partner From Deadly Bee Attack

September 30, 2013
U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jared Monnett has been named the Officer of the Month for September by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund for saving his partner from a swarm of Africanized bees.

Judge: No Conspiracy Charges for Ariz. Illegals

September 30, 2013
A federal judge has ruled that Maricopa County, Ariz., can no longer charge illegal immigrants caught being smuggled into the country as conspirators in the crime.
<p>Photo courtesy of <a href=&quot;http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pepper_spray_Demonstration.jpg&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;>Wikimedia</a>.</p>

Former NYPD Cop: Faulty Pepper Spray Ended Career

September 30, 2013
A former NYPD officer claims in a lawsuit that a malfunctioning mace canister allowed a perp to fracture her wrist, ending her law enforcement career.
<p>Photo by Paul Clinton.</p>

Trial Opens In Chicago Officer's Gang Murder

September 30, 2013
Chicago Police Officer Alejandro "Alex" Valadez died in a volley of gunfire from a passing car as he interviewed a witness after responding to the 6000 block of South Hermitage.
<p>Screenshot via YouTube.</p>

N.J. Officer Suspended for Sleeping In Cruiser

September 30, 2013
A Belleville (N.J.) Police officer caught napping in his patrol car in a retail store's parking lot has been suspended by his agency.

Video: Texas Officer Dismissed for Shot Fired at T-Stop

September 30, 2013
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo has terminated an officer who fired at an unarmed driver at a traffic stop in May for violating agency policies, he announced Friday.
<p>Photo by Paul Clinton.</p>

LAPD Rescinds Controversial Impound Policy

September 30, 2013
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has reversed his controversial vehicle impound policy following a judge's ruling validating the legal challenge brought by LAPD patrol officers.
<p>Sreenshot via WAFB.</p>

La. Deputy Killed In Head-On Crash

September 29, 2013
East Baton Rouge Parish (La.) Sheriff's Deputy Dustin Hamilton died when his police vehicle struck a vehicle heading the opposite direction on Friday evening.
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