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CDP Adds Fentanyl Awareness to Training

The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) has incorporated fentanyl awareness into select training courses to address the threat of accidental exposure to the drug by first responders. Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid which is so toxic that only two milligrams is considered a lethal dose. First responders around the nation have encountered fentanyl in powder and liquid forms, and on discarded needles which presents a hazard from accidentally inhaling the opioid or being stuck by a needle. The CDP’s fentanyl lecture focuses…

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License Plate Reader Policy Development Template for Use in Intelligence and Investigative Activities

The License Plate Reader Policy Development Template for Use in Intelligence and Investigative Activities (LPR Policy Template) is a policy guidance resource designed specifically for law enforcement entities and fusion centers to assist them in their efforts to develop comprehensive privacy, civil rights and civil liberties policies regarding the use of Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs or LPRs) in intelligence and investigative activities. Justice entities are turning to LPR technology to help solve crimes, recover abducted children, detect trafficking rings, and…