Law Enforcement

The National Institute of Justice’s recent publication, Notes from the Field, includes a series of articles describing various approaches for law enforcement to handle scenarios in which they lack the research and evidence needed to influence their policies, practices, and work. In many instances, practitioners in the field experience situations – sometimes potentially volatile – where they must quickly make decisions when they do not have enough information.

Genealogy Research: Successful Convictions of a Serial Rapist

This webinar will focus on four separate incidents that occurred from 2007 to 2012, including three first-degree rapes, a first-degree sex assault, and an attempted first-degree sex assault. These five cases were all committed by the same suspect, and DNA evidence connected four of these five incidents.

CGIC 2019 Solicitation Informational Webinar

The Bureau of Justice Assistance and the National Resource and Technical Assistance Center team will provide an overview of the 2019 Crime Gun Intelligence Center (CGIC) Solicitation. This webinar will review eligibility, program essential elements, roles and responsibilities of a CGIC, and much more. The solicitation can be found here:

Webinar Date and Time: Thursday, May 16, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. ET.

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services' (COPS Office) monthly podcast series, The Beat, features interviews with multi-disciplinary experts sharing the latest developments in community policing. The Beat’s latest programming is a three-part “Drone Podcast Series,” which provides law enforcement with an in-depth look at the various factors departments must consider when implementing an Unmanned Aircraft Systems program at either the local or state level.

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services’ (COPS) What’s New in Blue short video series covers innovative developments for policing and critical issues impacting law enforcement in the field. Each video includes informative discussions related to policing in the United States. In the most recent video, “Policing in Indian Country feat.