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New Video: “How Law Enforcement Culture Plays Into Stress and Wellness”

In the “Research for the Real World” video from the NIJ, the speakers discuss how law enforcement culture plays into stress and wellness. They argue that a culture of not showing weakness may deter some officers from getting much needed help, especially if they are suffering from mental health issues. The experts in the video recommend acknowledging that it is acceptable and normal to have an emotional response to the intensity of issues most officers experience in the line of…


New Opioid Research: Meth Resurgence Associated with the Opioid Crisis

A resurgence in methamphetamine abuse has raised concerns in the medical and legal communities throughout the United States. The findings of a national task team of subject-matter experts – collected in a white paper titled The Resurgence of Methamphetamines: Methamphetamine Abuse Associated with the Opioid Crisis – have confirmed a recent significant rise in mortality, morbidity and violence directly attributed to methamphetamine abuse and further support concerns that the impact may be even greater than that of the original methamphetamine…


How to Reduce Repeat Encounters

Responding to repeat encounters is a challenge for law enforcement agencies. Individuals who come into frequent contact with law enforcement officers or nonemergency services often have unmet behavioral health, housing or other social services needs. A brief fact sheet, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, outlines four practical steps to help officers address the needs of high utilizers and to reduce their contact with the criminal justice system over time. To download a copy of the fact sheet, visit…


Available on Amazon Books Store

Newly available on Amazon books, Harlem Raiders is a hard-hitting, crime-fighting saga about a diverse narcotics team working in Harlem’s 32nd Precinct during the notorious 1970s and ’80s. Based on a true story, NYPD Sergeant Peter Pranzo leads his narc team (nicknamed the “Harlem Raiders”) in one of New York City’s most notorious neighborhoods, ultimately achieving over 8000 gun and narcotics arrests during a seven year period. Working closely with a local female community leader, Pranzo and his team form…


What Law Enforcement Personnel Need to Know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness which can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but cases have been identified in a growing number of other areas, including the United States. Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness. Data suggests that symptoms may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus which causes COVID-19.Symptoms can include fever, cough, difficulty breathing, and…


Bureau of Justice Assistance’s SPI Spotlight on Effective Policing Technology Initiative

The Strategies for Policing Innovation (SPI) initiative released two Spotlight Reports titled The Role of Technology in the Strategies for Policing Innovation Program: Challenges, Solutions, and Lessons Learned. One report focuses on technology initiatives to reduce crime, such as risk terrain modeling and social network analysis, while the second focuses on hardware initiatives such as body-worn cameras and gunshot detection systems. These reports provide information on successful policing technology initiatives; the impact of technology initiatives on SPI agencies; and challenges and…


Available on Amazon Books’ Store

Newly available on Amazon Books, Harlem Raiders is a hard-hitting, crime-fighting saga about a diverse narcotics team working in Harlem’s 32nd Precinct during the notorious 1970s and   ̓80s. Based on a true story, NYPD Sergeant Peter Pranzo leads his narc team (nicknamed the “Harlem Raiders”) in one of New York City’s most notorious neighborhoods, ultimately achieving over 8000 gun and narcotics arrests during a seven year period. Working closely with a local female community leader, Pranzo and his team form…


NOCHASE Spike System

NOCHASE, LLC has released its new tool for law enforcement, The NOCHASE Spike System. It is a proactive, durable, handheld deterrent for use in routine stops and tactical ops to literally “Stop the Chase BEFORE It Starts™.” At a routine traffic stop, the officer approaches the vehicle; deploys the NOCHASE with a downward hand-thrust motion, placing it in front of the rear tire; and then continues on with the traffic stop. If the driver tries to drive away before being…


New Resources for Training and Technical Assistance

The National Police Foundation, with funding from the Bureau of Justice Assistance’s National Resource and Technical Assistance Center for Improving Law Enforcement Investigations Project and the Local Law Enforcement Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Integration Initiative, and its partnership with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), will begin providing Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) to new FY 2019 CGIC grantees in October.  CGICs represent an innovative and collaborative concept developed by ATF that identifies armed violent offenders…


National Officer Safety Initiatives Program

Law enforcement safety is a U.S. Department of Justice and Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) priority. In support of the President’s officer safety focused executive order, BJA’s National Officer Safety Initiatives (NOSI) currently addresses law enforcement safety in three key areas: law enforcement suicide, traffic safety, and a national public awareness and education campaign. The BJA knows that officer safety encompasses a wide range of issues aside from tactics; it also includes physical, emotional and mental factors. The NOSI Web site…