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Inmate attempts escape from OCCC Annex 1

An inmate from OCCC’s Annex 1 tried to escape around 6 p.m. Monday.

The Department of Public Safety says the staff stopped the escape and at no time did anyone leave the secured area. 21 more words

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Sandoval announces $1.1 million grant for the "POLICE STATE"

Carson City — Governor Brian Sandoval announced today the Department of Public Safety’s – Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) has been awarded over $1.1 million from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 194 more words

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Instead of ticket, officer buys girl booster seat

EMMETT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan officer who pulled over a vehicle because a 5-year-old girl wasn’t secured in a booster seat decided a ticket wouldn’t cut it. 177 more words

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Dept. of Public Safety welcomes new class of adult correctional officers

The Department of Public Safety welcomed a new class of adult correctional officers Monday.

Thirty recruits from Basic Corrections Training took part in a graduation ceremony and luncheon at Hale Koa Hotel in Waikiki. 182 more words

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State crime lab accepting untested rape kits from across Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah State Crime Lab began accepting untested rape kits from agencies all across the state; throughout Utah there are an estimated 2,700 untested sexual assault kits. 230 more words

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DPS To Review Safety Policies In Light Of Student's Death

The recent murder of graduate student Xinran Ji is a gruesome reminder that campus safety must always be a top priority.

Though USC’s Department of Public Safety asserts its officers are fully staffed year round, it admits that security ambassadors are cut in half during summer months.  574 more words

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Hawaii public safety director receives national award

Hawaii Department of Public Safety director Ted Sakai has been named the top corrections director in the nation.

Sakai received the 2014 Michael Francke Award, established in 1992 by the Association of State Correctional Administrators to recognize an outstanding ASCA member in the nation and that member’s dedication to corrections. 121 more words

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