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Rate of Family Violence Dropped

Incidence of family violence among victims 12 and older fell by more than fifty percent between 1993 and 2002, according to the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS).

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K-9s Train in Robot Test Arena

Bomb and drug sniffing dogs train regularly at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) arena designed to test urban search and rescue and explosive ordnance disposal robots.

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APCO Debuts Classes for Radio Operators

The APCO Institute, which promotes improvement in public safety communications, is offering a new one-day course entitled "The Telecommunicator's Role in Homeland Security." This course is the first of APCO’s "Homeland Security and the Telecommunicator" series of course offerings.

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DOJ Accepting Medal of Valor Nominations

The Department of Justice is calling for nominations for the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor, the highest national award for valor by a public safety officer. The president awards the medal to public safety officers who have exhibited exceptional courage.

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Death Row Would-Be Liver Donor Executed

Convicted murderer Gregory Scott Johnson did not receive his requested reprieve to donate part of his liver to his ailing sister. He died by injection Wednesday at the Indiana State Prison for beating an 82-year-old woman to death in 1985.

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Shaq Aids Police in Catching Pedophiles

Basketball star Shaquille O’Neal has another career on the side: undercover officer. He’s assisting a Department of Justice task force that tracks down sexual predators who target children on the Internet.