Virtual Instructor Lead Training
The Homemade Explosives (HME) and Precursor Awareness course provides foundational knowledge on HMEs and common precursor materials. Participants will learn how to define HMEs and how they can be used in attacks. In addition, participants will learn how to identify common precursor chemicals and materials used to make HMEs.
Designed for small groups of up to 50 participants, this 60-minute training is delivered by a live instructor and will be offered several times between May 14 and August 15, 2019. All participants must have a Federal Emergency Management Agency student ID to register.
Strategies for Policing Innovation: BJA Solicitation
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is seeking applications for the Strategies for Policing Innovation Program. This program furthers the U.S. Department of Justice’s mission by assisting state, local, and tribal jurisdictions in reducing crime and improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, specifically through support of innovative and evidence-based policing practices, more effective information sharing, and multiagency collaboration. The Strategies for Policing Innovation Program augments the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program, which is focused on reducing violent crime.
Applications Due: June 11, 2019
PSN Program: https://www.bja.gov/ProgramDetails.aspx?Program_Id=74
BJA Grant Applicant Education Series
Through the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA) YouTube channel, applicants can learn how to successfully apply for BJA’s FY19 funding initiatives. Applicants will also learn about eligibility and budget requirements and other frequently asked questions related to BJA funding. The following webinars are available:
Webinar: Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program
The Bureau of Justice Assistance is hosting a no-cost informational webinar about the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP).
In 2017, the Washington/Baltimore HIDTA launched a free, user-friendly, mobile-capable tool known as ODMAP to track the location of suspected fatal and nonfatal overdoses and the administration of naloxone by first responders. ODMAP links first responders and relevant record management systems (RMS) to a mapping tool to track suspected overdoses across jurisdictions and support efforts to mobilize an immediate response to a sudden increase or spike in overdose events. An Application Programming Interface method allows an agency or state’s RMS to share data with ODMAP without creating additional reporting.
Date: May 24, 2019
Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET
2019 National Drug Control Strategy: Performance Reporting System
The 2019 National Drug Control Strategy presents a clear and concise plan for substantially reducing the impact of the opioid crisis on the lives of Americans. The strategy also addresses the reemerging threat posed by cocaine and the growing threat of synthetic drugs. The strategy provides the nation with policies to address source-country drug production with international partners, interdict drugs on the high seas, stop their trafficking across U.S. borders, support domestic law enforcement in disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations, prevent drug use, and treat those with substance use disorders and help them to maintain long-term recovery.
The Performance Reporting System (PRS) describes the National Drug Control Strategy’s two-year and five-year performance measures and targets for each strategy goal and objective established for reducing drug use, availability, and the consequences of drug use.