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Chicago Police to Buy Up to 2,000 Tahoe SUVs

December 3, 2008
The Daley administration has signed a $59.2 million contract with a suburban dealership that could pave the way for the Chicago Police Department to convert most of its squad car fleet by 2011 to Chevrolet Tahoe SUVs favored by Police Supt. Jody Weis.

Small Town Georgia Police Chief Dies in Wreck

December 3, 2008
The 32-year-old police chief of the small town of Nelson was killed Monday in a wreck being blamed on icy weather conditions.

Body Found in Elevator Shaft of Historic San Francisco Building

December 3, 2008
The elevator was not working last week and had been secured so that no one could enter it. Workers showed up Monday to repair the elevator and discovered the body.

Sheriff Arpaio's Priorities Criticized by Goldwater Institute

December 3, 2008

"We are hardly soft-on-crime liberals," said Clint Bolick, director of the institute's center for constitutional litigation. "I think it hopefully tones down the rhetoric and focuses on policy solutions that will help focus scarce police resources and contribute to lowering crime rates."

North Carolina Toughens Gang, Hate Crime Laws

December 3, 2008
Adults and young people involved in gang activity as well as people who burn crosses or sexually assault children now face tougher punishments as 25 new laws took effect Monday in North Carolina.

UK Government to Fund 10,000 TASER X26 Electronic Control Devices

December 2, 2008
TASER International announced that the United Kingdom government intends to fund 10,000 TASER X26 Electronic Control Devices (ECDs) for police officers in England and Wales, now that a successful pilot program has concluded.

Police Hunt for Gunmen in Deadly Miami-Area Mall Robbery

December 2, 2008
Miami-Dade police are hunting for two robbers on Tuesday morning after they shot and killed an armored-car driver inside the Express clothing store at Dadeland Mall as frightened shoppers took cover.

St. Louis Alderman Calls on Residents to Carry Handguns for Safety

December 2, 2008
The alderman is pleading with constituents to get guns of their own — and learn how to use them. Troupe, who represents a swatch of north St. Louis, is encouraging residents to apply for concealed weapons permits so they can start carrying a firearm.

Pa. Governor Rendell Lifts Parole Ban for Violent Inmates

December 2, 2008
Gov. Rendell lifted a two-month moratorium on paroling violent offenders yesterday after a consultant's report indicated that the state's procedures for releasing inmates were largely sound and safe.

Texas Sheriff Killed in Pursuit Crash

December 1, 2008

Trinity County Sheriff Brent Lee was killed Thursday morning when his patrol car left Farm-to-Market Road 3453 and crashed during the pursuit of a possible suspect.

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