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10-Year-Old Skips Birthday Presents to Buy VA K-9 Vest

All Virginia Beach (VA) Police Department K-9s now have ballistic vests, and one of them was donated by a 10-year-old girl, Alexis Mattingly. Alexis asked for donations instead of having a birthday party. More Here.

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Businesses Working to Bring Back Boston PD's Mounted Unit

Boston business leaders are working to help raise the $1 million to $1.5 million needed to get officers back in the saddle, patrolling parks and parades as part of a new mounted unit.

Funding Pulled From Los Angeles Multi-Jurisdictional Radio System

An ambitious plan to connect all of Los Angeles County's fire and police agencies on a single communications system has hit another potential setback with the loss of $11 million in federal grant funding administered by the city of Los Angeles.

More Than 40 Police Agencies to Get $79M to Test Rape Kits

Vice President Joe Biden and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. on Thursday announced they will devote a combined $79 million to combat the accumulation of untested sexual assault kits held by police agencies across the country. More Here.

White House Announces Push to Combat Growing Heroin Epidemic

About $2.5 million from President Obama's anti-drug programs will target heroin abuse in New England, Appalachia and East Coast cities, and $1.3 million will go to fight trafficking on the border with Mexico.

Funding for Police Training in Jeopardy in Michigan

The number of police officers on the beat across Michigan has taken a hit and so has funding for continued training after they graduate from the academy.

House Rejects Stop-Gap Funding for Homeland Security

In a chaotic scene on the House floor, 51 Republicans rebuffed a major last-minute effort by their leadership to salvage the measure. House leaders kept the roll call vote open for almost an hour, long after the official voting time had expired, as they sought to persuade members to change their votes.

Zetron's New Program Helps Public Safety Agencies Finance Equipment

Zetron's recent partnership with Government Capital Corporation gives public safety agencies an affordable and flexible way to purchase new equipment.

Steelers' Roethlisberger Announces Two K-9 Grants in the Cleveland Area

Pittsburgh Steelers' Super Bowl Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund will be distributing grants to the Cleveland Metroparks Ranger Department and the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department near where the Steelers will play the Browns on Sunday, October 12.

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Creative Financing for Ocean Systems' Solution

Helmsing sought and received approval from his superiors to approach local business users of surveillance video and ask them for donations for the Ocean Systems' equipment. "Banks and credit unions are big users of surveillance video so we started with them," Helmsing says.