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American Body Armor Unveils the Xtreme Force, the Newest Member of the Xtreme Body Armor Series

August 19, 2008

American Body Armor, part of the BAE Systems Products Group has introduced the newest model in the renowned Xtreme Body Armor series - the Xtreme Force (XTF).

WatchGuard Video Introduces a New Mounting Kit for the Chevrolet Tahoe

August 19, 2008

WatchGuard Video announced today the new 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe mounting kit for the WatchGuard DV-1 digital in-car video system. 


Mesa, Ariz., Police Ditching Police Codes for Plain English

August 15, 2008

The main reason for the change is to improve communication with other agencies because other Valley agencies often have different codes than Mesa, Detective Steve Berry said.

"Texas Seven" Cop Killer Michael Anthony Rodriguez Executed

August 15, 2008

Before Mr. Rodriguez and six others overpowered workers at a maximum-security prison in South Texas in 2000, he had been serving a life sentence for paying a hit man $2,000 to kill his wife, Theresa Rodriguez, in 1992.


New Orange County Sheriff Angered by "Lost" Special Deputy Badges

August 15, 2008

The Orange County Sheriff's Department promised today that any special reserve deputies caught using their badges and ID cards after reporting that the credentials had been lost or stolen will be arrested and charged with filing false police reports and being in possession of stolen property.

Phoenix PD Uses Plate Recognition System to Combat Vehicle Theft

August 15, 2008

In just two hours, Phoenix police Sgt. Doug Hardin scanned more than 900 license plates, yet his hands rarely moved from the steering wheel of his unmarked pickup truck.

Pa. Part-Time Officer Jailed for Pulling Over Woman to Ask for Number

August 15, 2008
A former part-time Pennsylvania police officer has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for pulling over a woman while he was off duty - just to give her his phone number. Steven Klinger, 32, was charged with official oppression, or acting outside his authority as an officer.

Off-Duty Chicago Cop Shot, Woman Killed in Apparent Robbery Attempt

August 15, 2008

When police arrived, they found Kathryn Romberg, 45, and Robert Soto, 49, an off-duty 23-year veteran of the Chicago police force, bleeding from gunshot wounds in what police call an attempted robbery. Romberg, who lived in an apartment only steps from where the vehicle was parked, was pronounced dead at the scene. Soto, a detective in the police bomb and arson division, remained in critical condition Wednesday night in Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Off-Duty Chicago Officer Dies After Being Shot in Apparent Attempted Robbery

August 14, 2008
A veteran Chicago police officer who was shot Wednesday morning in an apparent robbery gone bad on the city's West Side died early Thursday morning from his wounds, police said. A woman who was sitting in the off-duty officer's sport-utility vehicle during the shooting was dead on the scene.

Katrina-Related Murder Charges Against Seven NOPD Officers Tossed Out by Judge

August 14, 2008

Murder and attempted murder charges against seven New Orleans police officers, accused of shooting unarmed civilians on the Danziger Bridge after Hurricane Katrina, were tossed out by Criminal District Court Judge Raymond Bigelow, who concluded that an Orleans Parish prosecutor tainted the secrecy of the grand jury process by showing a piece of testimony to another officer.

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