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N.Y. Bill Would Make Harassing Cops a Felony

The New York state Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would make it a felony to annoy a police officer. The bill would make aggravated harassment of an officer a crime punishable by up to four years in prison.

June 7, 2013

Ala. District to Arm Teachers, Staff

Despite Gov. Robert Bentley's vetoing a local bill to arm teachers and staff in Franklin County Schools (FCS), the Alabama state legislature passed the legislation last week.

May 28, 2013

S.C. Deputy Dies From Fire-Related Illness

S.C. Deputy Dies From Fire-Related Illness

Deputy Tim Causey, a 25-year veteran, had been hospitalized since March, when he responded to a devastating fire at the Windsor Green community in Carolina Forest.

May 19, 2013

Responders Search Texas Fertilizer Plant Blast Area
Video: Boston Marathon Bombing Kills 3, Injures 134

Video: Boston Marathon Bombing Kills 3, Injures 134

Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, killing three and injuring 134 others including a police officer. A 20-year-old Saudi Arabian suspect with severe burns is being guarded at a local hospital.

April 15, 2013

Avatar II Robot

Avatar II Robot

The RoboteX Avatar II is a rugged, easy-to-use tactical robot that allows first responders to safely and quickly inspect dangerous situations. It saves lives by keeping people out of harm's way.

March 11, 2013

South Dakota Allows Armed Teachers

Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed a law allowing teachers to carry guns in their classrooms on Friday. The law is believed to be the first in the United States specifically allowing teachers to carry firearms.

March 11, 2013

Conn. Lawmakers Create Sandy Hook Responder Fund

A unified legislature on Wednesday established a special fund to help Newtown responders who suffered psychological issues related to the killing of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

March 7, 2013

Maximizing P25 Spectrum

Maximizing P25 Spectrum

The APCO Project 25 (P25) Phase 2 standard is now ready for critical communications users. This further advancement of P25 was intended to improve upon the digital public safety radio communications standards used by first-responders, homeland security, emergency response professionals, and other agencies.

February 15, 2013

Is Voice Recognition Ready for Prime Time Policing?

Is Voice Recognition Ready for Prime Time Policing?

If I were working a patrol shift, hands-free computing could be a lifesaver. I could be driving to a call for service with both hands on the wheel and retrieving (via voice command) critical dispatch information from my mobile computer.

February 5, 2013

N.Y. Gun Law Mandates Life In Prison for Cop Killers

New York's strict new gun law contains a provision that requires a mandatory life sentence for anyone convicted of killing a first responder in a state with a moratorium on the death penalty.

January 24, 2013

Providing Trauma Care

Providing Trauma Care

It can take time for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to arrive on scene. During that time law enforcement officers may be the only medical care available. So officers need to be trained to supply that care.

January 24, 2013

ABCs of In-Progress Calls

ABCs of In-Progress Calls

In-progress calls evolve within a framework of controlled chaos. You can help improve your management of the situation by remembering the ABCs of in-progress calls: Assess the situation, Basics rule the day, and Contain it or lose it.

December 20, 2012

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