Homeland Security: A Needs Assessment, Part 1 of a 2-Part Series by PoliceOne Columnist Lt. Raymond E. Foster (ret.) Sponsored by ITT Industries Night Vision
In June 2003, the International Association of Chiefs of Police announced the results of their Homeland Security Preparedness Survey. The survey, sponsored by ITT Industries, was sent to more than 17,000 state and local law enforcement agencies. The results were not surprising; nine out of ten law enforcement agencies did not feel they were adequately prepared
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Government sues Second Chance Body Armor and Toyobo Co.
WASHINGTON- The government on Friday sued the top supplier of bullet-resistant police vests and the Japanese manufacturer of the vests' protective synthetic fiber, contending they conspired to hide evidence that the body armor could be defective.
Second Chance Body Armor Inc. of Central Lake, Mich., and Toyobo Co. knew that the vests' ability to stop bullets was overstated, but sold them anyway to local, state and federal police according to the lawsuit
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Utah officers say meth-lab busts caused illness; they file claims
While on a narcotics task force in the 1990s, Salt Lake County sheriff's deputy Gary Sterner went on numerous drug and meth lab busts. His only protection from the hazardous chemicals: a pair of latex gloves. Officers, who did not have any protective clothing or equipment except for the gloves
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