Law Enforcement

On Saturday, September 24 the U.S. Department of Justice released a memo from Attorney General Loretta Lynch announcing a three-part strategy - prevention, enforcement, and treatment - to address the country’s prescription opioid and heroin epidemic.

The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center, with support from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), is hosting the webinar “Police-Mental Health Collaboration Programs, a different Way of Policing” on Wednesday, September 28 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. ET. The purpose of this webinar is to provide an overview of police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) programs—collaborative partnerships among law enforcement agencies, mental health providers, and other community-based entities.

CSG Justice Center Webinar - Police-Mental Health Collaboration Programs, a Different Way of Policing

Law enforcement agencies have used police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) programs to help officers safely and effectively respond to calls for service involving people with mental illnesses for decades. This webinar will provide an overview of PMHC programs—collaborative partnerships among law enforcement agencies, mental health providers, and other community-based entities—and will feature two Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grantees whose programs effectively respond to people with mental illnesses.

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) has developed a new resource for BJA TTA providers, “How to Post a Webinar Recording: A BJA NTTAC Tip Sheet.” This resource provides guidance and best practices on how to capture and post a WebEx recording after a virtual meeting, presentation, or training.

Please join the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) webinar, “The Impact of Officer-Involved Shootings” on Thursday, September 8 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET.  The webinar will review the impact of officer-involved shootings, including how these incidents impact the entire department, not just the officer involved.

NSA Webinar - The Impact of Officer-Involved Shootings

This webinar is designed to help members of law enforcement understand and recognize the effects an officer-involved shooting may have on them. This webinar will provide information on who is impacted and will describe the symptoms associated with potential stress responses.

Presenter: Nancy Bohl-Penrod, Ph.D., Director, The Counseling Team International


The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) recently released its State and Territory Fact Sheets for fiscal year (FY) 2014. The fact sheets are updated annually and summarize funding provided by BJA during FY 2014 across all jurisdictions in a particular state or territory. Additionally, the fact sheets provide state- or territory-specific statistics on justice personnel and crime/arrest data during the fiscal year.

IASAP Drug Abuse Recognition: A Systematic Approach to Drug Influence and Identification

Review the 7-step approach to drug influence and identification which includes pulse, horizontal gaze nystagmus, vertical nystagmus, lack of convergence, pupillary comparison, pupil reaction and Romberg stand. Gain understanding in how the eyes react to drug influence and the effects on the central nervous system. Practice what you have learned using hands-on activities. As a law enforcement or parole/probation officer, you will gain the skills you need to recognize impairment caused by the most abused drugs or alcohol in Indian Country. What will you gain? Upon completion of the training, you will be able to: 

  • Identify the immediate signs and symptoms or physiology of alcohol or substance impairment
  • Execute the 7-step process properly and effectively 
  • Utilize the approach whenever this is suspicion of impairment 

Is this training for me? This training is for law enforcement and probation officers only.