The Sexual Assault Kit Initiative, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, has recently updated its toolkit resources to include the Sexual Assault Forensic Evidence Reporting (SAFER) Portal. The SAFER Portal is a collection of best practices and protocols that provide guidance on using a multidisciplinary approach that ensures effective communication and offers policy considerations.
Next Wednesday, October 2, law enforcement agencies nationwide will recognize the fourth annual National Coffee with a Cop Day. Launched by officers from the Hawthorne, California Police Department in 2011, the mission of National Coffee with a Cop Day is to reduce barriers between police and the public and to increase public safety. This effort provides a framework for officers to establish trust and build bridges with the communities they serve.