October 2020

On-demand Training Course

A new training course, Understanding Digital Footprints, funded through the Bureau of Justice Assistance and presented by the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), introduces participants to the concept of digital footprints and best practices in protecting personally identifiable information. Some topics include limiting your digital footprint, protecting privacy on social media, opting out of data aggregator sites, oversharing personal information, and recovering after becoming a target of doxing. To take this course, visit https://tinyurl.com/y3cxzrz2

New Report: Ten Essential Actions to Improve School Safety

The Office of Community Oriented Policing (COPS) Office School Safety Working Group, composed of representatives from eight national law enforcement organizations, has identified ten essential actions which can be taken by schools, school districts and law enforcement agencies to help prevent critical incidents causing loss of life or injury in our nation’s schools and to respond rapidly and effectively when incidents do occur. These actions, published by COPS, are applicable to school shootings as well as to other areas of…

New Report Released

The National Police Foundation (NPF), in partnership with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has released the National Survey on Officer Safety Training: Findings and Implications, along with its accompanying Executive Brief, and an interactive Web site. The report and Web site present the results of a national survey developed and administered by NPF to examine the officer safety and wellness training and resource needs of law enforcement agencies across the United States. To download a copy of the report, visit https://tinyurl.com/y367ls96

New Publication Available for Download

The COPS Office recently released a new publication, Unique Needs and Challenges of Border Law Enforcement and Promising Practices for Establishing a Criminal Interdiction Unit. The US Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) and the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) hosted a series of roundtable and focus groups, supplemented by a needs assessment, to determine the needs, promising practices and challenges of sheriffs’ offices along the northern and southern borders of the United States. The report…