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S.C. Law Gives Bikers OK to Run Red Lights

May 30, 2008
South Carolina has joined six other states that let motorcyclists, mo-ped drivers and bicyclists run red lights that don't change within a couple minutes of their stopping.

TREXPO East 2008 Offering Attendees Continuing Education Credits

May 29, 2008
TREXPO East 2008 is offering continuing education credit to all conference attendees. The TREXPO East Conference and show will take place Aug. 26–29 in Chantilly, Va. Full show and one-day conference pass holders will receive 0.2 credits for every eight hours of training at TREXPO East.

Atlanta's Rookie Cops Go on Foot Patrol

May 29, 2008
In recent years, working foot patrol has been a form of punishment in the Atlanta Police Department. Crashed your police cruiser? Serve a few days on the foot beat. Now it's an assignment for rookie cops as soon as they come out of the Police Academy.

Off-Duty NYPD Cop Kills Thug, Wounds One to Prevent Robbery Attempt at Posh Chinatown Condo

May 29, 2008
An off-duty NYPD detective shot one razor-wielding robber dead and badly wounded another at a luxury condo building in Chinatown Wednesday night, police said.

Seattle Man Gets 20 Years for 1994 Murder of Officer, Can Be Paroled in a Few Years

May 29, 2008
Family and fellow officers of a Seattle policeman who was shot to death almost 14 years ago packed a courtroom for what they hoped would be the last time Tuesday to see a man sentenced once again for the 1994 murder.

TASER Announces Development of Officer-Worn Audio-Video Recording System

May 28, 2008
The AXON is a tactical audio-video recording and networking device designed to be worn by first responders such as law enforcement officers, soldiers, and private security. AXON integrates audio-video recording capability with tactical communications.

Monadnock Announces 28th Annual International Training Seminar

May 28, 2008
Monadnock, part of the BAE Systems Products Group, announces today the Monadnock Police Training Council has scheduled its 28th annual International Training Seminar for September 7-12. This program offers certification or recertification as an Instructor or Instructor-Trainer in the Monadnock Expandable Baton (MEB) program, the PR-24 program or the Monadnock Defensive Tactics System (MDTS) program.

LE Museum Design Approved by Arts Commission

May 28, 2008
The U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (CFA) has given its final stamp of approval to the first-ever, Congressionally authorized national museum dedicated to American law enforcement, which is scheduled to open in the nation's capital in 2011.

Is Training Certification Useful?

May 22, 2008
The idea that once we “certify” someone, we are somehow guaranteeing their competency is a subtext that runs throughout the law enforcement profession. But that's not the case.

Slain Houston Officer's Widow Sues Killer's Employer, Threatens City

May 22, 2008
The widow of a Houston police officer killed in the line of duty has threatened to sue the city and filed a lawsuit Monday morning against a business owner who employed her husband's killer, KPRC Local 2 reported.
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