Law Enforcement

Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police for their free, five-part “Enhancing the Law Enforcement Response to Violence Against Women” training series. These interactive trainings are “designed to enhance the capacity of law enforcement when responding to and investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and strangulation.” Participants will be expected to actively participate in group discussion via webcam.

Treatment courts implement community-based treatment and rigorous monitoring to help individuals and to reduce recidivism and incarceration. To help establish treatment courts, the Center for Court Innovation, which developed New York City’s first drug court and New York’s first mental health court, manage the program Treatment Courts Online, The National Training System for Treatment Court Practitioners (treatmentcourts.org).

Criminal Jurisdiction in Indian Country Seminar

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Justice Services (OJS) issues Special Law Enforcement Commissions (SLECs) to tribal, federal, state, and local full-time certified law enforcement officers who will serve without compensation from the Federal government.  This process allows BIA to obtain active assistance in the enforcement of federal criminal statutes and federal hunting and fishing regulations in Indian country.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) is now accepting nominations for the Congressional Badge of Bravery, which honors federal, state, and local law enforcement officers who have shown exceptional bravery in the line of duty. Annually, the U.S. Attorney General awards the medals, and the recipients’ Congressional representatives present the awards.

“To meet the definition of an act of bravery, nominees for the Congressional Badge of Bravery must have either:

Criminal justice professionals engaged in today’s national debate about criminal justice reform can learn from past efforts at collaboration. In 2019, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. and New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill saw a need for prosecutors and police chiefs to have candid conversations and really listen to each other when making policy decisions.

The Peer Recovery Support Services (PRSS) Training and Technical Assistance Center, funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP), released the transcript of their podcast “The Power of Peers.” According to the podcast, “The Peer Recovery Support Services Training and Technical Assistance Center supports COSSAP grantees as they plan, implement, and evaluate peer recovery support services.

Join CNA and its partners (Arizona State University, and Justice and Security Strategies) for a Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) webinar. “Implementing BWC Technology in a Small Agency” will take place on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 1:00–2:00 p.m. ET.

Webinar – Implementing BWC Technology in a Small Agency

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) launched the Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program (PIP) in Fiscal Year 2015 to assist law enforcement agencies in enhancing or implementing BWC programs. PIP’s primary goals are to improve public safety, reduce crime, and improve trust between police and the citizens they serve.

Webinar – NDCAC Resources for Law Enforcement in the Digital Age

The National Domestic Communications Assistance Center (NDCAC) is a national center established under the U.S. Department of Justice designed to help facilitate technical knowledge management and to foster the sharing of solutions and know-how among law enforcement agencies. Their mission is to strengthen law enforcement’s relationships with the communications industry, leverage/share the collective technical knowledge and resources of the law enforcement community, and address challenges posed to law enforcement by advanced communications services and technologies.

Join the National White Collar Crime Center for their webinar “NDCAC Resources for Law Enforcement in the Digital Age” on December 15, 2020 at 1:00–2:15 p.m. ET. The U.S. Department of Justice’s National Domestic Communications Assistance Center (NDCAC) aims to help law enforcement agencies find and use resources to address the challenges of advanced communications services and technologies.

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