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Fake ballistic vests appear as "fashion"
with Scott Buhrmaster

Realistic-looking non-ballistic vests, available commercially through WearHiphop.com, have recently surfaced as a fashion trend. DOD PD Detective Eddie Garcia, Jr., stationed at MacDill AFB (FL), recently spotted dozens of Latino youths at a music festival wearing the vests ... Full Story

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Cane with hidden compartment

Pens can become daggers

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(above) Realistic-looking fake ballistic vests have surfaced as a new fashion statement. Virtually indistinguishable from actual body armor by sight, they may be cause for law enforcement concern.

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Beginning a driver training program
Part One
with Capt. Travis Yates

As vehicle collisions have become the leading cause for officer injury and death, some agencies have started training as it relates to driving. This training is essential for the safety of LE personnel. As driver training begins in an agency ... Full Story

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Guns, traffic accidents claimed most officer lives in 2004

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PoliceOne Safety Tip:

Dangerous alteration to suspect vehicle blocks officers' view
Submitted by: Sgt. S. Speagle, Mooresville (NC) PD
Recently, myself and two other members of Mooresville (NC) PD, Officer G.A. Rivera and Lt. F.J. Falzone, recovered a stolen vehicle that was reportedly involved in numerous armed robberies and possibly a homicide in a surrounding jurisdiction ... Full Story

Officer Down:
Officer Richard Spaulding, Va.
Ofc. Brandon Breland, One of Two Mississippi officers killed
[Wiggins, Mississippi]

Ofc. Odel Fite, One of Two Miss. officers killed
[Wiggins, Mississippi]

Portsmouth officer dies on duty while driving car
[Portsmouth, Virginia]

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Press Release:
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U.S. PDs rethink 'always armed' policies in wake of officer deaths
[Providence, RI]
Related: Tips for smart off-duty living
Two Wash. jail escapees still loose
[Yakima, WA]
Suspected Miss. cop killer is denied bond
[Wiggins, GA]
Mental health records missing for people who should be denied guns
[Washington, DC]

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Press Release:
TASER Foundation for Fallen Officers Issues Challenge to Support the Honoring Fallen Heroes Campaign This Holiday Season
DA accuses Pa. judge of keeping list of "disfavored" LEOs
[Coudersport, PA]
Calif. officer describes deadly chase
[San Jose, CA]
Police investigate blast outside Ga. courthouse
[Liberty County, GA]
Miami police go 'in-your-face' to deter terrorists
[Miami, FL]

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