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Training and Technical Assistance:

BJA's Global Justice Information Sharing Initiative developed the Responding to First Amendment-Protected Events—The Role of State and Local Law Enforcement Officers videos, which are designed to assist law enforcement personnel in: Understanding their roles and responsibilities as they prepare for and respond to a First Amendment-protected event; protecting the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of persons and groups participating in a First Amendment-protected event; and reinforcing fundamental concepts learned at law enforcement training academies and during in-service programs.

With BJA funding, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) provides training and technical assistance in a variety of areas, including firearms interdiction, model law enforcement policies, special needs of small police departments, and antidrug activities.

The Institute for Intergovernmental Research (IIR) provides support to several national law enforcement programs, including the Center for Task Force Training (CenTF), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), a partnership of federal law enforcement organizations, provides quality, cost-effective training for law enforcement professionals.

For detailed information on all BJA-sponsored training and technical assistance, visit BJA's Training & Technical Assistance page.

Announcements:

Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2018 Local Solicitation

JAG is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. In general, JAG funds awarded to a unit of local government under the FY 2018 JAG Local Solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice. Units of local government may apply by: August 22, 2018.



Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program FY 2018 State Solicitation

JAG is the primary provider of federal criminal justice funding to states and units of local government. In general, JAG funds awarded to a state under the FY 2018 JAG State Solicitation may be used to provide additional personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, training, technical assistance, and information systems for criminal justice. States may apply by: August 22, 2018.



The Bureau of Justice Assistance Awards $1 Million to Support Law Enforcement Response to Santa Fe, Texas, Shooting

BJA awarded $1 million to the Texas Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division, to pay overtime expenses for law enforcement officers who responded to the scene of the deadly shootings on May 18 at Santa Fe (Texas) High School. Learn more in the press release.



The Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces Over $2 Million to Support Nevada Law Enforcement and First Responders from Las Vegas Mass Shooting

BJA awarded $2,000,100 to the State of Nevada to cover expenses related to the law enforcement response to the October 1, 2017, Las Vegas mass shooting that left 58 people dead and over 500 injured. The award comes out of the FY 2018 Emergency Federal Law Enforcement Assistance Program. Learn more in the press release.



Compstat: Its Origins, Evolution, and Future in Law Enforcement Agencies

This report, from BJA and the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), traces how Compstat came into being, how it changed as it spread to hundreds of police agencies, and where it's headed for the future. The report is based on a PERF survey of law enforcement agencies, a national conference in which police executives described their experiences with Compstat, and PERF site visits to police departments across the country.



View OJP's Police Suicide Prevention Webcast

On October 10, OJP and the COPS Office teamed up with the International Association of Chiefs of Police on an Officer Safety and Wellness Police Suicide Webcast as part of our ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of law enforcement officers. The purpose of the webcast is to raise awareness among law enforcement about the issue of police suicide and to provide practical information and resources on prevention.



Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) International Conference
Dates: 8/15/2018 - 8/17/2018
Location: Kansas City, MO

Why Forensic Interviewers and Prosecutors Should Explore Grooming Activities (Webinar)
Dates: 8/15/2018 - 8/15/2018
Location: 3:00-4:00 p.m. ET,

Developing a Community Response for High-Risk Victims of Child Sex Trafficking and Exploitation
Dates: 8/16/2018 - 8/17/2018
Location: Meridian, MS

3D-ID-Geometric Morphometric Classification of Crania For Forensic Scientists Software Best Practices (Webinar)
Dates: 8/16/2018 - 8/16/2018
Location: 1:00 p.m. ET,

International Police Executive Symposium
Dates: 8/19/2018 - 8/24/2018
Location: Vienna,

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Milwaukee (Wis.) Homicide Review Commission (MHRC)
A program that provides a unique forum for addressing violence in Milwaukee, Wis., by engaging law enforcement and other stakeholders in the community to assess and evaluate the cause of homicides in efforts to prevent future incidents.

Public Surveillance Cameras (Baltimore, Maryland)
Public surveillance systems include a network of cameras and components for monitoring, recording, and transmitting video images. The ultimate goal of installing public surveillance cameras throughout the city of Baltimore, Md., was to reduce the historically high levels of crime in the city.

Operation Hardcore (Los Angeles, CA)
A judicial intervention implemented to improve the prosecution of gang-related crimes. Selective prosecution through the use of specialized units designed to effectively convict gang members associated with gang-related crimes.

Community Trials Intervention to Reduce High-Risk Drinking (RHRD)
A multicomponent program for all ages that aims to reduce underage drinking, binge drinking, and drinking and driving by using environmental interventions and community mobilization to decrease formal, informal, and social access to alcohol. Its goal is to help communities prevent various types of alcohol-related accidents, violence, and injuries.

Operation Impact (Newark, New Jersey)
A saturation foot-patrol initiative implemented in Newark, New Jersey, in 2008.

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Law Enforcement Officer Safety Toolkit, BJA-Sponsored, June 2017. This toolkit was created to promote learning about officer safety and encourage the leveraging of resources to augment state, local, and tribal efforts to promote officer safety.
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Ten Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do To Positively Impact Homicide Investigation Outcomes, BJA-Sponsored, October 2013. This resource looks beyond clearance rates to offer a starting point for executives to extend their support of homicide investigations, investigators, and their communities.
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Homicide Process Mapping: Best Practices for Increasing Homicide Clearances, This resource provides insight into "what works" in homicide investigations and identifies effective approaches and key elements of practice for managing these investigations. The resulting "process map" is offered as a guide for increasing clearances in U.S. law enforcement homicide investigations.
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Assessing and Managing the Terrorism Threat, (NCJ 210680), Bureau of Justice Assistance, Joel Leson, September 2005. Presents the essential components of risk assessment and management, including criticality, threat, and vulnerability assessments, countermeasure identification, risk calculation, and critical infrastructure and key asset inventory. This monograph, one of four Promising Practices Briefs from the Post 9-11 Policing Project, discusses the challenging demands on law enforcement to effectively and efficiently collect, assess, disseminate, and act on intelligence information regarding transnational and domestic terrorist threats.
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Officer Safety and Wellness Group Meeting Summary, October 2017: Officer Health and Organizational Wellness, BJA and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, July 2018. This report summarizes discussions from the October 2017 Officer Safety and Wellness (OSW) Group meeting, focusing on topics such as officer suicide, felonious assaults on officers, and more.
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The Utah Model: A Path Forward for Investigating and Building Resilience to Cyber Crime, BJA-Sponsored, May 2017. This document highlights promising practices of the Utah State Model in support of efforts to coordinate resources and work to attack cyber crime.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2013 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, March 2015. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided in FY 2013 to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Real Crimes in Virtual Worlds: An Interview With Dr. Brian Regli and Dr. Robert D'Ovidio , An interview with Dr. Brian Regli, Chief Executive Officer of Drakontas LLC, and Dr. Robert D’Ovidio, Associate Professor at Drexel University, about crime in virtual worlds and online gaming communities.
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Solutions for Safer Communities: BJA FY 2012 Annual Report to Congress, Bureau of Justice Assistance, 2014. This Annual Report describes the funding, technical assistance, and diverse resources BJA provided to support jurisdictions in reducing and preventing crime and promoting fairness in the criminal justice system.
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Preventing Line of Duty Deaths: A Chief's Duty, This agency self assessment tool is designed to help law enforcement leaders evaluate their agency’s efforts to fully address the safety needs of their officers.
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