Public Safety

Shelling Out Evidence: NIST Ballistic Standard Helps Tie Guns to Criminals

This cartridge case shows the three distinct marks, or “signatures,” impressed on its surface when it was fired by a gun: the firing pin impression, the breech face impression and the ejector mark. NIST’s standard casing ensures that forensic labs can accurately match signatures on shells found at crime scenes with images in a national database. Courtesy/NIST

NIST News:

Thanks to a new reference standard developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), law enforcement agencies will have an easier time linking the nearly 200,000 cartridge cases


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CodeRed Mobile Alert App Now Available

COUNTY News:

An upgraded version of the CodeRED Mobile Alert app is now available as a free download for both iPhone and Android smartphones.

With this upgrade, CodeRED Mobile Alert subscribers may now view weather alerts for the entire country, with previous access limited to a 500-mile radius.

CodeRED is the notification system used by Los Alamos County to alert residents to local emergencies.

To sign up, visit http://www.losalamosnm.us/Pages/Safety.aspx and click on CodeRed in the right sidebar.

The mobile app is a free download on iTunes and Google Play.


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Police Halt Jail Fight This Morning

Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

LAPD News:

A fight between inmates broke out this morning at the Los Alamos County Detention Center.

Police officers stepped in and stopped the fight quickly.

Los Alamos Fire Department EMTs were called to the scene and are transporting this 24-year-old inmate to the Los Alamos Medical Center as a precaution.

Medic 3 considers this a non-emergency transport.

The cause of the fight is not readily known.

 

 


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