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When Can You Extend a Traffic Stop?

A K-9 sniff of a suspect's car led to a drug conviction and a 7th Circuit ruling on traffic stop length.

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Missouri Agency's Tongue-in-Cheek "Scam Alert" Social Media Post Goes Viral

A police department in Missouri is getting a lot of attention for a social media post in which it invited gullible purchasers of illegal narcotics to bring their drugs into the station to be properly weighed, thereby supposedly not falling victim to a "scam" in which tricky drug dealers would sell them short on their drug buy.

NYPD Detectives Reportedly Mistake Legally Grown Hemp for Marijuana

The New York Police Department posted an image on social media of two officers holding what appear to be giant bags of marijuana along with two tables covered in similar bags.

In the Field Drug Testing

Law enforcement officers can safely and accurately identify substances outside of the lab using two very distinct technologies.

Wounded Dayton Detective’s Injuries “Not Survivable,” Organs to be Donated

“After a life of dedicated public service, Jorge will continue to give of himself to the greater community by being an organ donor upon his death,” Biehl said in an updated media release Wednesday afternoon.

Zistos Introduces Digital Telemetry for the ExplorerSCOPE Cargo Inspection System

The new optional WiFi transmitter adapter (WXMT-WIFI) connects to the ExplorerSCOPE and produces wireless, encrypted digital video images that can be transmitted and viewed on a smart display running the Zistos imaging application, or transmitted over a digital network.

IACP 2019: Rigaku Analytical Devices Presents Portfolio of Handheld Raman Analyzers

The Rigaku family of handheld Raman analyzers is designed to provide on-site identification and detection of narcotics for law enforcement.

Man Connected to Shooting of Illinois Officer Gets 9 Years

A man who was involved in a criminal activity that eventually led to the shooting of an officer with the Carbondale (IL) Police Department has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

USCG Seizes $92 Million Shipment of Cocaine off California Coast

The Coast Guard Cutter Alert crew offloaded more than 6,800 pounds of cocaine, worth an estimated $92 million near San Diego on Wednesday.

14 Officers in Mexico Killed in Ambush Attack

Fourteen police officers were killed in an ambush attack in the state of Michoacán, where drug cartels have for years been engaged in violent battle with each other and with Mexican police.