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On November 1, 2017, a Federal Interagency Working Group coordinated by the White House National Security Council released the new as a resource for local jurisdictions. When conducting routine activities, law enforcement, fire, rescue, and emergency medical services personnel are increasingly likely to encounter fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that can be present in a variety of forms and is more powerful than heroin.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is a key partner of law enforcement in resolving cases regarding missing and exploited children, including cases related to child pornography (CP).

Webinar - The NCMEC Safeguard Program: A Model for Developing Your Resiliency Program

This webinar will discuss the steps necessary to support a healthy staff environment from the initial employment interview process, through training, employment, end of employment, and post-employment follow-up. A combination of research and case examples support the presentation.

  • Technical Level: Basic.
  • The following are encouraged to attend: detectives, forensic interviewers, sexual assault nurse examiners, victim advocates, juvenile court personnel, prosecutors, and other child-serving professionals.

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Register to join the Justice Clearinghouse for the webinar “Mass Casualty Response Resilience/Post Action Strategic Debriefing” on Wednesday, May 17 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET. This webinar will discuss first responder in-action activities and post-action strategic debriefing (PASD) related to mass casualty incidents. During the webinar, participants will learn how to:

Webinar - Mass Casualty Response Resilience/Post Action Strategic Debriefing

Working in law enforcement, while incredibly rewarding, can at times also be equally stressful.

And then, there’s events like the Pulse Nightclub Shooing in Orlando, Florida.

Or Sandy Hook Elementary, in Newtown, Connecticut.

Our immediate thoughts, of course, are with the victims and their families, and how this horrifying event will forever change their lives.

But what’s not often talked about, is how such events also impact – and continue to impact – the lives of the first responders who help the victims of these tragedies.

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day, while the week in which that day falls is designated as National Police Week. This week honors the U.S. law enforcement community and recognizes law enforcement and first responder personnel who have fallen in the line of duty.

The Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) and the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services will host a three-day train-the-trainer course titled “First Responders Operating in Low-Light Conditions”. The course will be held Monday, June 6, 2016 through Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Cleveland, VA and Friday, June 10, 2016 through Sunday, June 12, 2016 in Fairlawn, VA.