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Law Enforcement Mental Health Learning Sites

Jurisdictions around the country are exploring strategies to improve the outcomes of encounters between law enforcement and people who have mental health needs. In an effort to expand the knowledge base for law enforcement agencies interested in starting or enhancing a comprehensive police/mental health collaboration, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, with assistance from a team of national experts and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, selected ten law enforcement agencies to serve as national law…

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COPS Office Report on the Use of Drones by Public Safety Agencies

The US Department of Justice Community Oriented Policing Service (COPS Office), the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) convened a two-day conference in Washington, DC, in 2019 to discuss policy and operational issues regarding the implementation and use of drones. This new publication, Drones: A Report on the Use of Drones by Public Safety Agencies – and a Wake-Up Call About the Threat of Malicious Drone Attacks, synthesizes information presented at the conference;…