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Report on Mass Attacks in Public Spaces

The U.S. Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center has released a report, Mass Attacks in Public Spaces – 2017. The study focused on 28 incidents carried out in public places in the United States in 2017 during which three or more persons were harmed. The report takes an in-depth look into the commonalities of the attackers which include location of attack, weapons used, gender, age, substance abuse, criminal history, mental health, motives, targeting, stressors, and communications. NTAC examined the incidents…

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No Cost Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) Now Available

The Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP) is a free tool developed by the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, providing real-time overdose surveillance data across jurisdictions to support public safety and public health efforts to mobilize an immediate response to an overdose spike. ODMAP can be used in the field on any mobile device or data terminal connected to an agency’s computer-aided dispatch system, providing the ability to upload data and view the map in actual time. Additional information…