Colorado's marijuana tax revenues nearly double last year's figures | US news. Legal marijuana tax revenues have been breaking records in Colorado this summer, nearly doubling monthly numbers from last year and on pace to exceed projections of legal sales that bring revenue back to the state. Through the first seven months of this year, Colorado has brought in nearly $73.5m, putting the state on pace to collect over $125m for the year. In 2014, experts predicted legal cannabis would bring in upwards of $70m to the state’s tax coffers. In reality, the state collected just $44m in marijuana taxes.
Sales totals fell short of projections in 2014, the first year of legalized recreational sales in the state (and the nation) But this year, tax revenue from marijuana sales is exceeding initial projections of $70m. Many in the marijuana industry attribute the sales boom to a tipping point in social acceptance. Tim Cullen, CEO of Colorado Harvest Company, said: “People who would never have considered pot before are now popping their heads in.” Eurocopter EC145. The Eurocopter EC145, now known as the Airbus Helicopters H145, is a twin-engine light utility helicopter developed and manufactured by Eurocopter, which was rebranded as Airbus Helicopters in 2014. Originally referred to as the BK 117 C2, the EC145 is based upon the MBB/Kawasaki BK 117 C1, which became a part of the combined Eurocopter line-up in 1992 with the merger of Messerschmitt-Bölkow-Blohm's helicopter division of Daimler-Benz and the helicopter division of Aérospatiale-Matra to form Eurocopter.
The EC145 is a twin-engine aircraft and can carry up to nine passengers along with two crew, depending on customer configuration. The helicopter is marketed for passenger transport, corporate transport, emergency medical services (EMS), search and rescue, parapublic and utility roles. In 2014, the EC145 was rebranded as the H145 by Airbus Helicopters. Development Origins External view of the forward cabin Internal view of an EC145's cabin Further development Design Peru. Metropolitan Police Marine Policing Unit. The Gabriel Franks, a Fast Response Targa 31 boat of the Metropolitan Police Marine Policing Unit, named after the first British marine police officer to be killed in the line of duty The Marine Policing Unit (MPU) (previously named Thames Division, then the Marine Support Unit) is a Central Operations (CO) branch of London's Metropolitan Police Service.
Its forerunner, the Marine Police Force, was England's first recognised preventive police unit. The MPU is headquartered on Wapping High Street, in the east of the city, from where it operates a fleet of vessels responsible for policing the River Thames within Greater London. History The MPU's base in Wapping High Street, adjoining the north bank of the River Thames Thames Division was formed in 1839 when the Marine Police Force was absorbed into the Metropolitan Police Force. In 2001, Thames Division was renamed the Marine Support Unit, and again in 2008 as the Marine Policing Unit. Contemporary role References Metropolitan Police Service. The Metropolitan Police Service (abbreviated to MPS and widely known informally as "the Met") is the territorial police force responsible for law enforcement in Greater London, excluding the "square mile" of the City of London which is the responsibility of the City of London Police. The Met also has significant national responsibilities such as co-ordinating and leading on counter-terrorism matters and protection of the British Royal Family and senior figures of Her Majesty's Government. As of October 2011, the Met employed 48,661 full-time personnel.
This included 31,478 sworn police officers, 13,350 non-police staff, and 3,831 non-sworn police community support officers. The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis, commonly known simply as the Commissioner, is the overall operational leader of the force, responsible and accountable to the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime. The post of Commissioner was first held jointly by Sir Charles Rowan and Sir Richard Mayne. Devon and Cornwall Police. Devon and Cornwall Police or Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, is the territorial police force responsible for policing the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England, including the unitary authorities of Plymouth, Torbay and the Isles of Scilly.
Overview This is the largest police force area in England by geographical area covered, and the fifth largest in the United Kingdom. The total population of the force area is approximately 1.5 million. The force also has to cope with an influx of around 11 million visitors to its area during the average year. The force was formed on 1 April 1967 by the amalgamation of the Devon and Exeter Police, Cornwall County Constabulary and Plymouth City Police, these three constabularies were an amalgamation of 23 city and borough police forces that were absorbed between 1856 and 1947. Governance Organisation Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly BCU Commander: Ch Supt Julie Fielding East Cornwall Geographic Area Penzance & St.
Livery Western Australia Police. The Western Australia Police provides police services throughout the state of Western Australia, an area of 2.5 million square kilometres, the world's largest non-federated area of jurisdiction, with a population of only 2.4 million, of which 1.9 million reside in the Perth Metropolitan Region. History Early history Early colonial policemen were recruited by magistrates and worked part-time.
They were paid only for specific tasks, such as one shilling for serving a summons. By 1830, there were fifteen part-time constables in the state, of whom five worked in Perth. A mounted force was established in 1834, proving unpopular with citizens on the grounds that it was not efficient and was being paid out of their taxes for duties which the military should be performing. The Legislative Council passed a police ordinance in 1849 that outlined police powers and responsibilities. Convict period Organisation Western Australia Police attending a minor traffic accident Ranks MBB/Kawasaki BK 117. Development The BK117 was a joint development between MBB and Kawasaki based on an agreement made on 25 February 1977. The agreement would replace two separate projects for twin-engined general purpose helicopters; the Bo 107 by MBB and the KH-7 from Kawasaki. Costs were shared equally, with MBB developing the rotors (based on the rigid rotor system used on MBB's Bo 105), tailboom, flight controls and hydraulic system and Kawasaki developing the landing gear, airframe, main transmission and other minor components.
Each company would have its own assembly line producing aircraft for local markets. Each company was to build two prototypes (although Kawasaki only built one) to be completed by 1979; one for flight testing and the others for tie down testing and static testing. A single BK117 A-3 (c/n 7106) was leased by the Canadian Forces Air Command for a test program and designated as the CH-143. Japanese Production: BK117 A-1 to C-1: c/n 1001-1112 = 111 + P-3/P-5 prototype Peru. Landespolizei. Landespolizei (German pronunciation: [ˌlandəspoliˈt͡saɪ], State police) is the term used to refer to all police of any one of the states of Germany. History The Landespolizei in the meaning of today can trace its origins to the late 19th century Germany, when Germany united into a single country in 1871, under Otto von Bismarck.
Various towns and cities also maintained police forces as the increasing number of new laws and regulations made controlling urban life more complicated. In Nazi Germany, all state and city forces were absorbed into the Ordnungspolizei which existed from 1936 to 1945. After World War II, massive numbers of refugees and displaced persons, hunger and poverty characterised everyday life in Germany. In all three Western zones, the emphasis was to decentralise, demilitarise and democratise the police. Organization The uniform patch of the Bavarian Police Force All state police forces are subordinate to the Land Minister of the Interior. Crime: Water police. Helsinki Police Department patrol Boats 491, 192, and 493 in front of ice breaker Voima at Katajanokka, Helsinki, Finland. Bay constable on patrol in waters on the north shore of Long Island, NY Consortium, one of the vessels used by the UK's North West Police Underwater Search & Marine Unit.
A Cheetah catamaran acquired by the UK's North West Police Underwater Search & Marine Unit in 2012, to be used during the London Olympics. A rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RIB) used by the UK's North West Police Underwater Search & Marine Unit. Note that it is marked as both POLICE and HEDDLU, as it operates in both England and Wales. Toronto Police Marine Unit Zodiac Water police, also called harbour patrols, port police, marine/maritime police, nautical patrols, bay constables or river police, are police officers, usually a department of a larger police organisation, who patrol in water craft. Duties and functions List of water police units See also References External links National Gendarmerie Intervention Group.
The National Gendarmerie Intervention Group, commonly abbreviated GIGN (French: Groupe d'Intervention de la Gendarmerie Nationale), is a special operations unit of the French Armed Forces. It is part of the National Gendarmerie and is trained to perform counter-terrorist and hostage rescue missions in France or anywhere else in the world. The GIGN was formed in 1973. On 1 September 2007, a major reorganization took place. The original GIGN absorbed the Gendarmerie Parachute Squadron (EPIGN) and the thirty gendarmes of the GSPR to form a "new" expanded GIGN. There are now three distinct parts to the unit: Intervention force (the original GIGN)Observation & search force (from the former EPIGN)Security & protection force (from the former EPIGN and gendarmes from the GSPR) History Ten days later, it had its first intervention against a deranged person in Ecquevilly, proving the necessity of the unit.
Structure There are two tactical specialties in the group : HALO/HAHO and divers. Global Electric Motorcars. Global Electric Motorcars (GEM), a wholly owned subsidiary of Polaris Industries, is a U.S. manufacturer in the low-speed vehicle category, producing neighborhood electric vehicles (NEVs) since 1998 and has sold more than 50,000 GEM battery-electric vehicles worldwide as of mid 2014. Until June 2011, GEM was owned by Chrysler Group. History The company was founded in 1992 by a team of ex-General Motors engineers from Livonia, Michigan, under the name Trans2. The company was purchased by a group of North Dakota investors and was moved to Fargo, North Dakota. Global Electric Motorcars manufactured its first vehicle in April 1998, a 48-volt GEM car that accommodated two passengers and had a top speed of 20 mph. GEM battery-electric vehicles are street legal in nearly all 50 states on public roads posted at 35 mph (56 km/h) or less.
There are currently six different models of GEM cars available primarily suited for intra-city use. Timeline Vehicles Gallery Melex. Technology police. Forensics. New York City Sheriff's Office. The New York City Sheriff's Office, officially the Office of the Sheriff of the City of New York, is the primary civil law enforcement agency of New York City and the enforcement division of the New York City Department of Finance. The Sheriff's Office is headed by a sheriff, who is appointed to the position by the mayor, unlike most sheriffs in the U.S. state of New York who are elected officials. The New York City Sheriff holds jurisdiction over all five counties within the city, with a subordinate undersheriff in charge of each county-borough. Deputy sheriffs of various ranks carry out the primary day to day duties of the sheriff's office.
History The New York City Sheriff's Office originated in 1626. Each of the city's five county-boroughs had its own sheriff's office, each which held the widest law enforcement jurisdiction in its respective county-borough until the New York City consolidation in 1898. Chain of command Diversity of work performed Units New York State Police. A Troop L patrol car in New York City, in September 2010. The New York State Police (NYSP) is the state police force of the U.S. state of New York, and employs over 4,600 sworn state troopers. It is formally part of the New York State Executive Department. History The New York State Police was first established on April 11, 1917 by the New York Legislature, in response to the 1913 murder of a construction foreman named Sam Howell in Westchester County, which at that time did not have a local police department.
Superintendent Joseph D'Amico became superintendent of the New York State Police in January, 2011. He replaced John Melville, who was acting superintendent replacing Harry J. Structure and organization General The State Police is headed by the Superintendent of the State Police, who is appointed by the Governor of New York. Troops Each Troop encompasses 2–4 "Zones" which are referred to simply by a Zone number. Uniforms Rank insignia Training New York City Police Department. The NYPD has a broad array of specialized services, including the Emergency Service Unit, K-9, harbor patrol, air support, bomb disposal, counter-terrorism, criminal intelligence, anti-gang, anti-organized crime, narcotics, public transportation and public housing; The New York City Transit Police and New York City Housing Authority Police Department were fully integrated into the NYPD in 1995.
According to the department, its mission is to "enforce the laws, preserve the peace, reduce fear, and provide for a safe environment. " In June 2004, there were about 40,000 sworn officers plus several thousand support staff; in June 2005, that number dropped to 35,000. As of December 2011, it had increased to slightly over 36,600 with the graduation of a class of 1,500 from the New York City Police Academy. NYPD has extensive crime scene investigation and laboratory resources, as well as units which assist with computer crime investigations.
History Rank structure Commissioner titles: New South Wales Police Force. The New South Wales Police Force (NSW Police Force; previously New South Wales Police Service & New South Wales Police) is the primary law enforcement agency of New South Wales, Australia. It is an agency of the Government of New South Wales within the New South Wales Ministry for Police and Emergency Services. Divided into eighty Local Area Commands (LAC), the NSW Police Force consists of over five hundred local police stations and covers an area of 801,600 square kilometres whilst serving the state's population of seven million people. Under the Police Regulation Act, 1862 (NSW), the organisation of the New South Wales Police Force was formally established in 1862 with the unification of all existing independent police units within New South Wales. The authority and responsibility of the entire police force was given to the Inspector General of Police. Mission and authority The motto of the New South Wales Police Force is Culpam Poena Premit Comes.
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