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Homeland Security: A Needs Assessment, Part 1 of a 2-Part Series
by PoliceOne Columnist Lt. Raymond E. Foster (ret.)
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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 ... Full Story

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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 ... Full Story

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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 ... Full Story

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Press Release:
Trijicon's Compact ACOG Chosen for the NLAW Advanced Weapon System
Taser sues Gannett for libel over USA Today story
[Washington, D.C.]
Va. cop killer suspect to be tried as adult
[Dinwiddie County, VA]
Police report typo allows suspect to go free just hours before alleged slaying
[Seattle. WA]
Texas: Off-duty constable killed in rollover accident
[League City, Texas]

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Audit reveals Neb. 911 software problems
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Colleagues call Nev. officer's survival in shooting miraculous
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Raleigh, N.C., fires 2 officers; Pair ignored calls, department says
[Raleigh, NC]

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