Law Enforcement News

Vol. XXIX, Nos. 598 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY April 30, 2003

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In this issue:

Around The Nation: A coast-to-coast roundup of police news.
People & Places: Putting his mettle to the pedals; a chief’s model policy; up for the game; a pioneer’s passing; PERF says ‘hail to the chief.’Putting his mettle to the pedals; a chief’s model policy; up for the game; a pioneer’s passing; PERF says ‘hail to the chief.’
Mind games: ‘Brain fingerprinting’ gets court OK.
Old West meets the new: Help from an unlikely source for a sheriff’s posse.
School’s out: A tuition-aid program for cops may be in peril.
Bargaining agents: FOP gives top priority to right-to-unionize legislation.
Crimes against nature: Special units tackle cactus thefts.
Selective enforcement: Giving a neighboring chief a break gets cop in hot water.
In the crosshairs: Las Vegas officials say the FBI kept them in the dark about terror threats.
Talk of the town: NYPD hostage unit marks 30 years of success.
Back to school: Kentucky doubles dispatcher training.
Learning to share: State & tribe focus on repeat DUI problem.
Heating things up: Border Patrol seeks to curb deaths in the desert.
Good news, bad news: FBI gets new intel chief — and new spy scandal.
Forum: What Marines & a sheriff’s tactical unit can learn from each other.
Paper chase: Pennsylvania cop is found to lack a key ingredient.
Cracks in the wall: The price of staying quiet about fellow cops’ drug conspiracy.

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Higgins:
Marines, sheriff’s unit learn from each other

     Recognizing and seizing an opportunity, members of the Base Special Reaction Team at the Marine base at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and Special Response Team members from the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Department trained together recently in vacated housing units on the base.

     The military police and law enforcement officers practiced breaching methods, room-clearing and shield usage as part of a joint training agreement established more than a year ago...