Call to Action and Issue Brief: Justice System Use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs—Addressing the Nation’s Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Epidemic

Focusing on states’ prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs), this resource provides useful guidance to justice practitioners and policymakers, along with practical tools such as the PDMP best-practices checklist, a compendium of resources and references (including BJA’s Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit and Web site), and recommended next steps for addressing this critical public safety and public health challenge. Details and Download

Five in 5

The Criminal intelligence Coordinating Council’s (CICC) Five in 5 is a snapshot of law enforcement and criminal intelligence-related articles, resources, and research that may be of interest to CICC members and partners working to improve the nation’s ability to develop and share criminal intelligence. Read the Latest Edition

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Grantee Guidelines for Global Standards Package Compliance

To promote increased interoperability among justice information sharing systems, the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) has started issuing guidance relative to the use of the Global Standards Package. Continue to the Global Standards Package

Video Evidence: A Law Enforcement Guide to Resources and Best Practices

Designed for chiefs, sheriffs, and line officers to provide answers to straightforward questions they may have regarding properly securing, collecting, storing, and analyzing video, as well as to provide sources for training. Details and Download

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DHS Releases Revised National Terrorism Advisory System Bulletin

In the aftermath of the June 12 shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a revision to its National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin, which promotes public vigilance and awareness. The bulletin describes the government's counterterrorism efforts and ways in which the public can be prepared and stay informed. Individuals are urged to report suspicious activity to local law enforcement.

Source: NCCPSafety
Securing Our Communities: Resources for Small and Medium Businesses

The recent shooting in Orlando, Florida, reminds all Americans that the threat of violence exists in our communities. The ideology or motivation behind each attack may vary, but in common we have seen an evolution toward more independent, unaffiliated attacks inspired by extremist groups. Extremist individuals can find inspiration and encouragement through social media with geographically dispersed but like-minded extremists.

These tragedies often leave people, and particularly business owners or those organizing public events, wondering what they can do. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Hometown Security initiative was created to share tools and resources for small and medium size businesses as well as people who organize public gatherings that extremists may consider appealing and easily accessible targets. Through this initiative, we encourage community partners to Connect. Plan. Train. Report.

  • Connect with a local Protective Security Advisor or first responder
  • Plan for emergencies, including active shooters
  • Train your employees and exercise your plans
  • Report suspicious activities
Source: DHS
2016 National Forum on Criminal Justice: Integrating Policy, Research, and Technology to Improve Public Safety

Sponsored by the National Criminal Justice Association (NCJA), the Justice Research and Statistics Association (JRSA), and the IJIS Institute (IJIS), the National Forum on Criminal Justice showcases programs, research, and technologies that help justice practitioners and decision makers in states, local communities, and tribal nations address pressing public safety issues. It is the only criminal justice conference that brings together leaders from federal, state, local, and tribal government and the public and private sector to share real-world strategies and solutions from around the country. 

The 2016 National Forum will be held August 7-10 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

Source: NCJA
New York's Top Cop Embraces Smartphone Revolution

The New York Police Department has implemented a $160 million mobility initiative that equips all 36,000 officers with a smartphone and every patrol car with a tablet computer. Further plans call for use of body-worn cameras, gunshot sensors, and surveillance cameras. Commissioner Bill Bratton has stated that officers are able to respond more quickly, and he has offered to share the city's software and statistical models with interested departments. 

Source: FT
Orlando Crime Scene Video Analysis Goes High-Tech With $1.3 Million Grant to UCF

A $1.3 million grant from the National Institute of Justice is funding a new two-year project that may revolutionize the way police monitor and analyze crime scene surveillance video footage with technology developed at the University of Central Florida (UCF).

For the first time, UCF computer scientists will develop and test computer vision technology that will automate the process of monitoring and reviewing thousands of hours of video streams fed-in from multiple cameras.

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