Law Enforcement

What Every Law Enforcement Agency Needs to Know about Narcan

Claiming nearly 120 American lives daily, opioid overdose is a true public health crisis. An opioid overdose typically takes 45 to 90 minutes to turn fatal, creating a critical window of opportunity for lifesaving intervention. Across the United States, law enforcement agencies are increasingly training their officers to carry naloxone in an effort to stem the tide of overdose fatalities.

The Department of Justice has launched a Law Enforcement Naloxone Toolkit, an online clearinghouse of 80 resources, such as sample policies and training materials, designed to support law enforcement agencies in establishing a naloxone program. Training and technical assistance may also be requested through the toolkit. Developed by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the toolkit is a result of the U.S.

The Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) recently released a publication, Implementing a Body-Worn Camera Program: Recommendations and Lessons Learned, which provides promising practices, lessons learned, and guidelines for law enforcement agencies considering adoption of a body-worn camera program.

A Judicial Conversation on Emerging Evidentiary Issues and Alcohol

Depending on the state's laws, underage drinking offenses may be referred to a number of courts including juvenile court, traffic court, criminal court, or family court, depending on the offense. Over time many states have adopted changes in state law enabling law enforcement to charge minors based officer observations, and theories of constructive possession. As these underage drinking cases are brought forward the courts are also asked to accept the results of fuel cell developed evidence of the offense.

The Evidence Behind Swift and Certain Sanctions in Community Supervision

Historically, many community supervision agencies have had few meaningful intermediate sanctions for when offenders are found in violation; agencies have had the unenviable task of trying to improve offender accountability with few tools to increase compliance. In an effort to enhance offender accountability, many localities over the last decade have tested programs to improve the speed and certainty of intermediate sanctions.

On September 29, Attorney General Eric Holder and the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) Assistant Attorney General Karol V. Mason launched the Violence Reduction Network (VRN), a national comprehensive approach to reduce violent crime in communities around the country.

The Urban Institute, in coordination with the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), released a policy brief titled Improving Recidivism as a Performance Measure. The policy brief outlines the essential elements states should use when defining, collecting, analyzing, and disseminating recidivism data. These four elements are described as:

Please join the Smart Policing Initiative (SPI) webinar, Peer-to-Peer Roundtable: Sustainability, on Wednesday, October 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT. The focus of the webinar will be on discussion of sustainability of Smart Policing principles and practices, with specific discussions about challenges and recommended practices related to sustainability. The webinar will be facilitated by Dr.

SPI Webinar - Peer-to-Peer Roundtable: Sustainability

The Smart Policing Initiative will present a webinar titled "Peer-to-Peer Roundtable: Sustainability" on October 15, 2014 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. This webinar will be facilitated by Dr. Michael White, SPI Subject Matter Expert and Arizona State University professor, and will include presentations from the Lowell, MA; Pullman, WA; and Indio, CA SPI sites.