Crime Prevention

Expand and Integrate Law Enforcement Relevant Data 101: A How To Guide for Investigators and Analysts

Data exists in a multitude of locations and formats all throughout law enforcement agencies. While most agencies rely heavily on computer aided dispatch and records management systems, there are other data sources within law enforcement agencies, external law enforcement agencies, government entities, and corporations which are relevant and can be utilized in crimefighting efforts. This webinar will provide concrete examples of such data types and methods of and barriers to integration.

Next Wednesday, October 3, the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) will collaborate with the Hawthorne, California Police Department (PD) and law enforcement agencies nationwide to recognize the third annual National Coffee with a Cop Day. The mission of National Coffee with a Cop Day is to reduce barriers between police and the public and to increase public safety.

Webinar - Effective Mechanisms for Violent Gang Task Force Management

This webinar, sponsored by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, will focus on the importance of leveraging multijurisdictional criminal justice partnerships. It will also explore how to gain and sustain agency support of the task force’s mission. The discussion will include best practices for hiring and training task force personnel and how to identify the type of experts who should be sought when developing a violent gang task force. In addition, ways to identify major violent street gangs and how to target specific community needs in combating gang violence will be discussed.

Basic Training for Street Gang Investigators

About the Training

This training is made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance. The three-day class offers basic, entry-level training to sworn officers newly assigned to work with street gangs or those with limited experience and/or no formal training in street gang investigations. Course topics may include:

Join the Native American Rights Fund for the webinar “Project ChildSafe®” on Wednesday, September 12 at 2:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about Project ChildSafe®, a grant program that provides free gun locks and firearm safety literature to law enforcement and health organizations to distribute in their communities.

Webinar - Project ChildSafe®

The Bureau of Justice Assistance, in partnership with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Native American Rights Fund, announced a webinar session on Project ChildSafe®, a grant program that makes free gun locks and firearms safety information, including information on suicide prevention, available to tribal law enforcement and health organizations, for distribution in their communities. Learn more about the program and how to access these materials for your community.

Join the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) for the webinar “OJJDP Funding Opportunities for Gang Suppression” on Friday, September 7 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn about the two OJJDP solicitations designed to help jurisdictions reduce and prevent gang-related crime and violence.

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