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The American Police Hall of Fame and Museum was founded in 1960. It is the nation's first national police museum and memorial dedicated to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. The Police Museum houses two American law enforcement associations who maintain a variety of expanding programs that benefit citizens and officers alike.

Cops against the Drug War - Describes the growing disillusionment with the War on Drugs in the law enforcement community, the growing Support for reform, and some of the ways in which the Drug War corrupts police forces and encourages a war mentality that is at odds with a police officer's intended role as an officer of the peace. drcnet

The Sugarland Express (1974) -- Steven Spielberg's first feature film was, in fact, a small-scale commercial flop--but good enough to earn him a shot at making his name directing Jaws. Goldie Hawn and William Atherton play a young couple who, after some bad breaks and mistakes, have their child taken away by the state of Texas. So they take the law into their own hands and take off to retrieve him, on the run from the police--lots and lots of police--all the while turning themselves into a cause cl bre..

Poster Boys of Crime -- The FBI marked the golden anniversary of its 10 Most Wanted list with pride. 458 people made the list in the last half-century, 429 have been caught, several went down shooting. Cases against 15 individuals who were never caught were eventually dropped, and 4 fugitives were removed from the list because others were deemed more deserving. The FBI noted that 134 of 429 who have been tracked down were captured as a direct result of cooperation by alert citizens.

One Woman's Conscience --Coleen Rowley grew up wanting nothing more than to serve her country by working for the FBI. But she did a much greater service to the nation by speaking the truth. Her now famous whistle-blower memo about the bureau's mishandling of terrorist threats ruffled a lot of feathers in the intelligence community; while the media hailed her as an American hero, the FBI turned its back on her.

Kathy Burke was already a New York City police legend. Then she went beyond the call of duty with a groundbreaking Support group for injured officers.

Excellence in Problem-Oriented Policing: The 2000 Herman Goldstein Award Winners This report by the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and the Police Executive Research Forum PERF celebrates excellence in problem-oriented policing. The award recognizes outstanding police officers and departments that engage in innovative and effective problem-solving efforts and achieve measurable success in the reduction of recurring crime, disorder, and public safety problems. ncjrs

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