Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity
Read the Program Performance Update: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: Combating Criminal Narcotics Activity Stemming from the Southern Border of the United States (CCNA) Program, October 2010–September 2011
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 the following areas: firearms interdiction, model law enforcement policies, special needs of small police departments, and antidrug activities involving illegal aliens.
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), the Regional Information Sharing Systems (RISS), 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.
Alzheimer’s Training in Tribal Area
The BJA-funded Alzheimer’s training for law enforcement and public safety, conducted through the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Alzheimer’s Initiatives, is being offered on the Harney County Burns Paiute Indian Reservation in Burns, OR on May 21. For more information about the training or to register to attend this 8-hour course, hosted by the Harney County District Attorney’s Office, go to the IACP Alzheimer’s Initiatives web page. Other upcoming Alzheimer’s trainings are on April 29 and 30 in Madison, WI, and on May 14 in Greenville, SC.
Resources to Locate Missing Persons with Alzheimer's or Dementia
Project Lifesaver International, with support from BJA, has released Lost and Found: Understanding Technologies Used to Locate Missing Persons with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. This document provides an overview of the resources and technology-based locative devices available to assist in helping to prevent persons from becoming lost and in quickly locating a person who is lost.
Putting a Value on Crime Analysts
The Cost-Benefit Knowledge Bank for Criminal Justice (CBKB), a project of the Vera Institute of Justice, and BJA have released Putting a Value on Crime Analysts: Considerations for Law Enforcement Executives. This paper aims to help police departments address questions about spending on crime analysts—and about justifying that spending.
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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.
Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS)
The CAPS program brings police, local government agencies, and the community together to prioritize problems and prevention efforts in five Chicago, Illinois, neighborhoods.
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