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Title Published Date Author
Join The Public Service Recognition Week Thunderclap 24 April 2014 GEICO
Tell Us: Why Do You Heart Public Service? 17 April 2014 GEICO
OPM Retirement Backlog Shrank in March 10 April 2014 GEICO
One Month Until Public Service Recognition Week Begins 03 April 2014 GEICO
GSA Launches Digital Government Startup, 18F 27 March 2014 GEICO
County Crime Lab in Pennsylvania Recognized for 2,500 NIBIN Hits by ATF 20 March 2014 GEICO
Senate Confirms Three for Key DHS Leadership Posts 13 March 2014 GEICO
Justice Department Offers New Tool For Courts to Provide Assistance to Limited English Proficient Individuals 06 March 2014 GEICO
GSA Contest Offers $90K for Creation of Travel Data App 27 February 2014 GEICO
NTEU Launches National Pro-Fed Campaign 20 February 2014 GEICO
Pentagon Tackles Ethics Reform for Service Branches 14 February 2014 GEICO
House App Contest for High School Students Promotes Stem Education 06 February 2014 GEICO
GSA's Challenge.Gov Wins Harvard Innovation Award 30 January 2014 GEICO
FBI Sending Agents to Russia to Help Protect Olympics 23 January 2014 GEICO
Border Patrol Demos Tunnel Robots in Arizona 16 January 2014 GEICO
2013 Trends in Law Enforcement 09 January 2014 GEICO
Homeland Security, Defense Departments Explore Open Source Drone Technology; FAA Announces Six Drone Test Sites 02 January 2014 FEDagent
Federal Court House in Kansas Wins Better Buildings Federal Award 19 December 2013 GEICO
High Tech GPS Tracker Would End Need for High-Speed Chases 13 December 2013 GEICO
Justice Department Holds 61st Annual Attorney General Awards 05 December 2013 GEICO

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Agents Arrest, Indict 5 From Cocaine & Oxycodone Smuggling Ring

Federal, state, and New York City law enforcement officials announced last week the indictment and arrests of the leader and four associates involved in a sophisticated criminal organization.

The organization was responsible for trafficking large quantities of cocaine and oxycodone from Puerto Rico to New York City via the U.S. Postal Service.

The arrests and indictments against the ring leader, Juan Valdez, and his associates followed court authorized searches of two Bronx day care centers, one prior to the arrest and the other in September, 2013. A long-term wiretap investigation had been conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) New York Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Strike Team and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).


GEICO's Good Stuff

Join The Public Service Recognition Week Thunderclap

GEICO’s Good Stuff is a column series highlighting great stuff happening in the federal community.

Today, public servants are more vital to our nation’s health than ever. They are on the front lines guarding our national security, shoring up the economy, caring for veterans and providing essential services to the American people.

That’s why during Public Service Recognition Week (May 4-10), we urge you to take a moment to reflect on the importance of these unsung heroes and thank the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county, and local government employees.

Join the Public Employees Roundtable on May 4 in giving your support and thanks to our dedicated public servants who give so much to our community and country. Help spread the word by signing up to promote a message of thanks on social media using Thunderclap.


Case Law Update

Supreme Court: Anonymous Tip with Verifiable Specific Details Created Reasonable Suspicion

On August 23, 2008, a 911 call was placed.  The emergency call stated that a silver Ford F-150 pickup truck with plate number 8D94925 had run the caller off the road and was driving dangerously.  The caller also relayed that the truck was heading southbound on Highway 1 and that the incident had occurred at mile marker 88.  The California Highway Patrol (“CHP”) was dispatched.  CHP spotted and passed the truck at 4:00 pm, approximately 18 minutes after the alleged incident occurred at mile marker 69. 

CHP observed the truck for a period and initiated a stop at 4:05 pm.  A second officer joined in the stop.  As the two officers approached the truck, they smelled marijuana.  A search of the truck bed revealed 30 pounds of marijuana.  The officers arrested the driver, Lorenzo Prado Navarette, and the passenger, José Prado Navarette on state drug charges.