Planning for and Responding to Active Shooter Incidents
The Beat is a monthly podcast series from the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services that features interviews with experts from a variety of disciplines and provides updates on the latest developments in community policing.
This month’s series, “Active Shooter Podcast,” takes an in-depth look at issues related to planning for and responding to active shooter incidents. The episodes feature John Montes from the National Fire Protection Association; Kathryn Floyd, a visiting fellow at the U.S. Department of Justice Office for Victims of Crime; and Dr. Hunter Martindale from the Advanced Law Enforcement Training Center.
Webinar: Zip File Forensics
This no-cost webinar, hosted by the National White Collar Crime Center, will review the effects that various Zip programs have on date/time stamps. Participants will learn about the cause of the date/time stamp effect and dive deep into the internal structure of a Zip archive. Attendees will learn how to manually carve Zip file elements and edit the structure to combine the carvings into a single, viable Zip file.
This webinar is intended for law enforcement personnel: those who are directly attached to or work in support of a law enforcement agency. Please register using your agency-issued email.
Date: August 21, 2019
Time: 1:00–2:30 PM, ET
Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices has released a new report: Executive Authority During Energy Emergencies: A Road Map for Governors. The road map is a tool that helps governors and their key advisors determine how to act when an event—whether caused by natural disaster, malicious actor, or human error—causes an energy emergency. The road map is designed as a policy development tool, allowing a state to use all or portions of the road map as it applies to that state’s unique situation. It should not replace the state’s emergency response plan.
Gulf States Regional Law Enforcement Technology Assistance Initiative
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced funding support to assist law enforcement jurisdictions within the five Gulf states (Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas). The goal of this award is to enhance information and intelligence sharing to reduce crime and illegal drug trafficking.
This award will fund projects focused on gathering, analyzing, and disseminating information that is critical to investigations, reports, and crime response in suspicious-activity communities.
This initiative is expected to enhance information and intelligence sharing between local law enforcement and fusion centers, including federal and state agencies, and effectively aid communities in achieving crime reduction. The award will leverage local and regional law enforcement partnerships and enable a secure method for sharing sensitive law enforcement information and resources. BJA seeks to fund innovative, model projects that have the potential to serve as models for other law enforcement agencies throughout the country.
Applications Due: October 4, 2019
Tattoo Artists Learning to Identify Human Trafficking
Recently, the Nebraska Assistant Attorney General, Glen Parks, pointed to a study that finds that 88 percent of sex trafficking victims came into contact with a medical professional during the time they were being trafficked. In addition, the National Human Trafficking Hotline identified nearly 300 human trafficking victims in Nebraska between 2012 and 2017, and that number increases every year. This article describes how tattoo artists are joining the fight against human sex trafficking.
The Office of Justice Programs provides information regarding funding programs and resources. These resources can be found on the OJP Human Trafficking Resource page.
The Association of State Criminal Investigative Agencies (ASCIA) has also developed a human trafficking toolkit.