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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.

Q&A on the Value of Crime Analysts

Read a Q&A session with Dr. Craig Uchida—a BJA Visiting Fellow and member of the Law Enforcement Forecasting Group—in which crime analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and the new CBKB publication, Putting a Value on Crime Analysts: Considerations for Law Enforcement Executives, are discussed.

BVP Application Period Is Now Open

The application period is now open for the FY 2014 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) Program. Applications are due May 13, 2014.

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.

Law Enforcement TTA Solicitation Released

BJA has released the FY 2014 Law Enforcement: National Training and Technical Assistance solicitation. Applications are due May 13, 2014.

Cyber Investigation 210: GPS Interrogation (GPSI)
Dates: 4/17/2014 - 4/17/2014
Location: Suwanee, GA

2014 Electronic Surveillance Equipment Symposium
Dates: 4/17/2014 - 4/17/2014
Location: Columbus, OH

Cyber Investigation 210: GPS Interrogation (GPSI)
Dates: 4/21/2014 - 4/21/2014
Location: San Jose, CA

NIJ Research for the Real World Seminar - Building Trust Inside and Out: The Challenge of Legitimacy Facing Police Leaders
Dates: 4/21/2014 - 4/21/2014
Location: Washington, DC

2014 International Conference on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence and Stalking
Dates: 4/22/2014 - 4/24/2014
Location: Seattle, WA

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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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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.

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.

Ten Things Law Enforcement Executives Can Do To Positively Impact Homicide Investigation Outcomes, This resource looks beyond clearance rates to offer a starting point for executives to extend their support of homicide investigations, investigators, and their communities.

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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Reducing Officer Injuries Final Report: A Summary of Data Findings and Recommendations from a Multi-Agency Injury Tracking Study, This report provides an in-depth review of data collected during a study in which eighteen agencies tracked officer injuries over the course of 1 year. Also highlighted are other findings pertinent to injury trends and officer safety considerations.

Importance of Tracking Injuries, This fact sheet provides information and findings from a BJA-sponsored study conducted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police looking at officer injuries and the development of strategies to prevent such injuries.

BJA's Active Shooter Response Training Initiative, This fact sheet highlights the Active Shooter Response Training, provided through a partnership between BJA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, designed to deliver critical and dynamic training elements.

Justice Reinvestment: A Toolkit for Local Leaders, This toolkit is designed to present an overview of the justice reinvestment process to local leaders who have both an understanding of the different agencies in the criminal justice system and some executive authority over the programmatic, policy, and/or fiscal operations of at least one local criminal justice agency.

Criminal Justice Planner's Toolkit for Justice Reinvestment at the Local Level, This toolkit is designed to provide planners of a local justice reinvestment initiative with the technical information to identify drivers of local criminal justice system costs and to design strategies addressing those drivers.

Intellectual Property Theft Enforcement Program (IPEP): Program Performance Report, July-December 2012, NCJ 244912, BJA-Sponsored, 2013. This resource includes performance information reported by recipients of BJA IPEP grants. The data used for this report were submitted by grantees conducting grant activities in July–December 2012.

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