Law Enforcement

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.

Join the Justice Clearinghouse for the webinar “Planning, Designing and Constructing a Public Safety Facility: A Case Study” on Thursday, September 27 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. ET. During this webinar, participants will learn strategies and best practices for planning, designing, and building public safety facilities.

Webinar - Planning, Designing and Constructing a Public Safety Facility: A Case Study

Construction of a new public safety facility is a rare occurrence for most agencies. The person tasked as project owner or manager may have little or no experience in this area because it is often a once-in-a-career situation. This case study of constructing the Chandler Public Safety Training Center will assist law enforcement planners and others that are given this type of opportunity with an overview of constructing a contemporary facility. Following this webinar, participants will know:

Webinar - Understanding Girls and the Juvenile Justice System – A Review of Recent National Data

Participants will learn about available data resources relating to victimization of and offending by girls, and the juvenile justice system’s response to law-violating behavior involving girls. The presenters will demonstrate information available from online data analysis and dissemination tools, with examples of the practical application and use of this information for policy and practice. Participants will have time to ask questions about the data resources and their own data needs and uses.

Webinar - Navigating the SART Toolkit

Multidisciplinary Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART) are highly regarded as achieving success in communities, improving responses for victims, and increasing prosecution rates. The newly updated SART Toolkit is an online manual that supports SARTs in all aspects of their work, from building a team to responding to victims. The SART Toolkit connects teams with information on topics, resources, and access to experts.

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.

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