Law Enforcement News

Vol. XXVI, No. 531 A publication of John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY April 15, 2000

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In this issue:

Around The Nation: A coast-to-coast roundup of police news.
Hot-pink alert: Unwelcome public notice for unregistered ex-cons.
People & Places: Changing sides; Gruber’s latest challenge; the breath of life; Henry Lee returns to high-profile crime-solving.
Keeping tabs: An outside monitor looks over Hartford PD’s shoulder.
State of the states: A new survey finds state gun-control laws lacking.
Thinking bigger: Cleveland PD wants to expand on high-tech successes.
No place like home: Help with mortgages for Anchorage officers.
Dueling data: Customs moves to refute GAO report on airline strip-searches.
They said what? Police groups baffled by Court’s ruling on anonymous tips.
Keeping ‘em at home: Adult curfew law raises a few eyebrows.
The Big Apple of their eyes: Police agencies search for a smarter, more diverse recruit pool.
Street fighting: Philadelphia mayor unveils anti-gun anti-crime strategy.
Too much of a good thing? Civilianization raises concerns in Illinois.
Forum: When it comes to survival training for female officers, think FAST.
Criminal Justice Library: New books on critical issues & assessment.
The paper chase: U.S. marshals seize Denver PD files
Breaking up the old gang: Chicago scatters its anti-gang squad.

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Survival training for female officers: Think FAST

      How important is survival training for law enforcement officers? Just ask Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Angela Watson, and she will tell you in no uncertain terms.
      There is no doubt that my training helped save my life,” Watson told a self-defense class at the OSHP training academy in Columbus last September. “During my situation I didn’t think; I just acted on instinct and did what I had been trained to do.”..