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NYPD Officers Get Masks to Guard Against Swine Flu

April 30, 2009
The NYPD sent out thousands of surgical masks across the five boroughs over the past week as the threat of swine flu continues to grow, but police sources said don't expect to see neighborhood cops wearing them anytime soon.

NYPD Offers Reward for Info On Murder of CSI

April 30, 2009
Michelle Lee, 24, was bound to her bed in her Sunnyside, Queens, apartment, the cord of a cell phone charger wrapped around her neck and a knife buried in her throat.

Atlanta Police Audit Ties Slow Response to Scheduling

April 30, 2009
Most of south and west Atlanta have periods every day when police officers are so busy that they may have to leave one incident they’re responding to in order to assist in a high-priority call, an audit report released Wednesday has found.

Mexico to Start Screening Vehicles at Border

April 30, 2009
Unsupervised entry of cars and trucks from San Diego into Tijuana will soon be a thing of the past, Mexico's customs agency says. By midsummer, the Puerta Mexico checkpoint, through which drivers on Interstate 5 travel into Mexico, will be equipped with technology intended to help combat the southbound smuggling of guns, cash and other contraband by drug-trafficking organizations.

California Senate Considers Bill to Outlaw Prison Cell Phones

April 30, 2009
In an attempt to curb the problem, the California Senate is expected to pass a law next week that will make it a crime for the nearly 172,000 state prison inmates to possess cell phones or for people to smuggle them into prisons.

Drug Means "New Era" of Treatment for Hepatitis C

April 30, 2009
Duke University has announced a breakthrough in the treatment of hepatitis C that could help the many officers who have contracted the disease on the job, A new drug appears to cure far more people and does it in half the time of current therapies, researchers say. The drug is now in the final testing stages. If all goes well, it could be on the market in 2011.

Philly Could Get 2,700 New Police, Fire Radios

April 30, 2009
Police, firefighters and prison officials will receive about 2,700 new radios as part of a proposed upgrade to Philadelphia's emergency radio system.

California AG: Maywood PD Faces Court-Ordered Reform

April 29, 2009
The small Southern California police department, which a veteran policing expert called "one of the worst" he had seen, could face court-ordered reform, California Atty. General Jerry Brown announced Tuesday.

Names of Philadelphia Officers Killed in the Line of Duty in 2008 to be Engraved on National Memorial

April 29, 2009
The Philadelphia Police Department endured more line-of-duty deaths in 2008 than any other law enforcement agency in the nation. The names of four officers will be engraved on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, DC.

Former Orange County Sheriff Gets 66 Months in Federal Prison

April 28, 2009
Mike Carona's fall from "America's Sheriff"; to convicted felon reached bottom Monday as a federal judge gave Orange County, Calif.'s former top law enforcement officer a half-hour lecture about honesty before sentencing him to 5 1/2 years in prison for attempting to obstruct a grand jury investigation.
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