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2012-09-26 10:24:07

DENVER, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Spear Security, Inc. is pointing out that the recent end of a police hiring freeze in the city of Denver indicates the need for businesses to retain private security firms. As numerous local news outlets reported late last month, the Denver Police Department is currently scrambling to fill a number of patrol posts that have been empty during a four and a half year long moratorium on hiring and an ongoing reorganization. Police Chief Robert White has...

2012-09-25 06:24:35

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The overall number of crimes in Pennsylvania reported to the Pennsylvania State Police through the Uniform Crime Reporting System decreased .7 percent in 2011, Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Violent crimes declined .9 percent during 2011, the lowest total since 2003, Noonan said. The statistics are included in the 2011 Uniform Crime Report available online through the Public Services link at...

2012-09-25 06:24:32

Plan includes increasing manpower, new gang units, and hard prison time for offenders CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Chicago Crime Commission is strongly urging two practical responses to address the daily deadly gang violence that continues to plague the city of Chicago. The Chicago Crime Commission proposes that the city move immediately to increase the number of sworn police officers by 1,400 and work to prosecute armed gang members to the fullest extent of...

2012-09-20 06:20:28

NEW YORK, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sparta Commercial Services, Inc. (OTCBB: SRCO) today announced that the City of Cambridge, Ohio has become the fifth municipality in the state of Ohio, and the latest jurisdiction in the country to become a participant in Sparta's continually growing Municipal Lease Program. Cambridge, Ohio, like numerous other municipalities before them, decided that Sparta's Municipal Lease Program was a better, more economical choice when it came to replacing the...

2012-09-04 10:21:38

Troopers Cited 783 for Not Using Seat Belts; 109 for Not Securing Children HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Six people died and 262 others were injured in 746 crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police during the Aug. 31- Sept. 3 Labor Day holiday driving period, Commissioner Frank Noonan said today. Of the total crashes, 88 were alcohol-related, including one fatal crash. During the four-day holiday travel period, troopers arrested 440 persons for...

2012-08-29 23:01:18

Agencies in the Connecticut Capitol Region Chiefs of Police Association use Vigilant Solutions to share law enforcement data to protect officers, families, and communities. Livermore, California (PRWEB) August 28, 2012 Vigilant Solutions announces today that its system is used by the Connecticut Capitol Region Chiefs of Police Association (CRCOPA) to facilitate a multi-agency data sharing initiative. The program , hosted by Newington Police Department, now collects and shares license plate...

2012-07-30 02:20:53

NEW YORK, July 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Suspect Detection Systems Inc., (OTCBB: SDSS), a developer of counter terror and crime prevention technology, announced today that the company submitted a tender to win a seven-digit security contract with a federal agency in Southeast Asia. The company was the only firm to submit a bid at the request of the federal agency. Suspect Detection Systems has already been awarded two separate tenders with this same country. The current...

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2012-07-10 11:57:50

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A program ominously named “PredPol” purports to predict crimes based on times and locations of previous crimes, along with sociological information about criminal behavior and patterns. PredPol has been beta-tested in the Santa Cruz, California police department for the past year, and in Los Angeles police precincts for the past six months. Results have been promising, reports Heather Kelly of CNN. Small red squares divide...

2012-06-18 06:25:34

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Law enforcement agencies across Pennsylvania reported involvement in 1,453 vehicle pursuits last year, a slight increase over the 1,413 pursuits reported in 2010, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan announced today. Thirteen pursuit-related deaths were reported in 2011. Twelve of those killed were fleeing from police; one death involved an uninvolved person. No police officers were killed as the result of pursuits. "Failing to...

2012-05-29 10:19:47

The police use of stun guns increases the risk of injuries for those on the receiving end, but tends to increase officer safety, according to the most comprehensive study of such devices to date. But when officers use stun guns in conjunction with other restraint methods, they also face an increase risk of injury. Those are the conclusions of two joint studies from the University of Central Florida and Michigan State University recently published in the journals, Justice Quarterly and...