Law Enforcement Technology Magazine Wins Two Awards

Fort Atkinson, WI (July 8, 2009) - Law Enforcement Technology magazine, reaching the industry's highest qualified audience of 30,000 law enforcement decision-makers, has been honored for editorial excellence, design and layout, earning two APEX (Awards for Publication Excellence) Awards for its July 2008 issue and an August 2008 article entitled, "Tuning in to Antibodies," written by Associate Editor Sara Schreiber.

"The Law Enforcement Technology staff works aggressively to provide articles that reflect challenges in the industry, making it the most read publication for the past 35 years," says Brand Director Patrick Bernardo. "The July 2008 issue is a great example of diverse topics that affect every law enforcement professional today."

Law Enforcement Technology's July 2008 issue was evaluated by APEX judges based on content, layout and style. Articles included: $urplus property: Federal programs help agencies stretch dollars; Idle Hands: Adolescents and pharmaceuticals; Taking a Bite Out of Animal Crime: Forensic evidence against animal abusers; and No Fear: Combating viral urban legends.

"No Fear was a very timely story about how law enforcement can be blindsided by viral technologies like email and texting," adds Bernardo. "Rumors are now more easily spread with many having an affect on a whole community making it crucial for agencies to identify ways to quash false and frightening stories."

Tuning in to antibodies, was published in the August 2008 issue of Law Enforcement Technology and delved into a new screening tool that uses autoantibodies unique to every person. The technology has properties like DNA in that it can provide specific identifying markers that can be used to target or dismiss a suspect.

The APEX Awards for Publication Excellence is an annual competition for writers, editors, publications and nonprofit communicators. This year's 21st Annual APEX Awards drew nearly 4000 entries for 122 communication categories.

Law Enforcement Technology is a monthly magazine written for sworn members of law enforcement management. This controlled publication reaches more than 30,000 BPA qualified subscribers and is the industry's highest qualified audience of law enforcement decision-makers. These sergeants, captains, lieutenants and commanding officers make most of the decisions regarding their respective units and are the primary readers the publication.

Law Enforcement Technology is published by Cygnus Business Media, an internationally recognized business-to-business media company with a diverse portfolio serving 14 major market categories through print, interactive products, and live events. The company's media products reach more than 1.7 million print subscribers, nearly 1 million industry professionals via Custom Marketing services, and 2 million unique visitors through its websites and portals monthly. For more information on Cygnus Business Media visit