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Chicago Officers Protest Manpower Shortage, Call for New Top Cop

September 15, 2010
"We've got to show the public that the reality on the street is we are desperately short-handed,'' the report quotes Officer David Garza as saying. "There has been a lot of times when people call for back up and it takes five minutes.''

Alabama City's HD Surveillance System Drops Crime Reporting 75 Percent

September 15, 2010
A citywide HD system connecting the Selma PD and the Selma Housing Authority offers greater surveillance coverage across the municipality. Since installing the system, Selma has seen a reduction in criminal activity at GWC—crime reporting has fallen from 40 to less than 10 incidents per week.
Hufcor's FlexTact wall systems are customizable and designed for non-lethal, simunitions training. Photo courtesy of Hufcor.

Hufcor Wall Systems Chooses Action Target as Global Representative

September 15, 2010
Movable wall systems-manufacturer Hufcor has chosen Action Target to represent FlexTact reconfigurable simunitions wall systems to law enforcement and military markets worldwide. The Hufcor FlexTact system provides scenarios of multiple building layouts using specially designed wall panels suspended from an overhead tracking system.
Photo courtesy of Tru-Spec.

Tru-Spec Introduces Xtreme Tactical Uniforms

September 15, 2010
The tactical response uniform pant and shirt are made with 50/50 nylon cotton rip-stop with SuperFabric external knee and elbow pockets. A tri-pocket on the lower left shirt sleeve has a document window for displaying ID as well as slots for pens and pencils.

Inc. Magazine Names Spillman To List of Fastest Growing Companies

September 15, 2010
Public safety software company Spillman Technologies ranked as one of nation's 5,000 fastest growing private companies for the fourth consecutive year, according to Inc. Magazine.
The LAPD's newest female officer (center) is flanked by Asst. Chief Sandy Jo MacArthur (left) and a retired officer wearing the original uniform of Alice Stebbins Wells, who became an LAPD officer in 1910. Photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Police Historical Society.

LAPD Honors Pioneering Female Officer Alice Stebbins Wells

September 14, 2010
Wells was one of the first female officers in the country with arrest powers. Her first duties included the "suppression of unwholesome billboard displays, searches for missing persons, and the maintenance of a general information bureau for women seeking advice on matters within the scope of police departments."

Dallas Officer Welcomes Graffiti Vandals In a Surprising Way

September 14, 2010
Dallas Police Officer Cat Lafitte found a creative way for graffiti vandals who have been painting pillars under the freeway at Deep Ellum to greet officers.

'Funny Smell' Leads Miami Officer to Marijuana Lab

September 14, 2010
After responding to a burglary call, a Miami police officer was outside the home working on his report, when he noticed a "funny smell" that let him to a marijuana growing operation.

Juarez Car Bomb May Have Been Meant for Authorities

September 14, 2010
Federal police used a controlled explosion to detonate the device, which was found in a vehicle in the city. Tovex, a water gel explosive often used in mining, was also located inside the car.
Tags: Car Bombs

Border Agents Fire Into Mexico, After Attack From Traffickers

September 14, 2010
The agents were returning fire, after they came under fire from Mexico. Several Border Patrol agents were seizing the marijuana using patrol boats, prior to the brief shootout.
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