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Violent Crime Reduction Operations Guide

Developed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, this new guide is intended to identify the critical elements of violent crime reduction efforts and to put before the law enforcement community a sample of the remarkable array of programs, services and assistance available from the U.S. Department of Justice. This guide recognizes the complex challenges confronting today’s law enforcement executives and offers ideas on how to approach the extraordinarily difficult problem of developing effective tactics…

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Mass Violence and Terrorism Toolkit and Training Available

Incidents of mass violence and terrorism – bombings, mass riots and shootings, hijackings, bioterrorism attacks, and other human-caused disasters – present unique challenges to the communities in which they occur. These incidents require a coordinated, cross-sector approach among federal, state, local, and tribal governments; private entities; and nonprofit organizations to drive an effective response. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) has developed the “Helping Victims of Mass Violence & Terrorism: Planning, Response, Recovery, and Resources Toolkit” to help communities…