IACP News 08-11-2015

Resources for Addressing Hate Crimes, Legitimacy Through Policing

NEWS FROM THE FIELD

  • ICE Unveils New Cyber Forensics Lab

    On July 22, 2015, Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Cyber Crimes Center (C3) in Fairfax, Virginia, unveiled a 5,000-square-foot forensic laboratory that has substantially more space for conducting cyber operations, including closer analysis of criminal hard drives and video and audio forensic capabilities that rival anything seen on CSI.

    C3 provides computer and cyber-based technical services to support domestic and international investigations into cross-border crimes. The new facilities include expanded space for the computer forensics unit, the cybercrimes unit, and the child exploitation unit. Each has substantially upgraded software, digital analysis, and other advanced and sometimes customized forensics IT, according to DHS.

    Learn more.

  • Leaders Hold Summit on Surge in Violent Crime

    Police chiefs from the largest U.S. cities gathered at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on August 3, 2015, to hash out new strategies for managing a recent surge in violent crime.

    “What changed 30 years of dramatic violent crime declines, what happened to change that?” said D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier while hitting the core question that brought this group together. According to statistics released by the Major Cities Chiefs Association, homicides have jumped by 19 percent this year in big cities in the United States.

    Read more.

  • Seattle Police Initiative Identifies Safe Havens for LGBTQ Crime Victims

    In the three months since Jim Ritter, a Seattle police officer and his department’s first full-time liaison to the city’s LGBTQ community, began recruiting businesses to provide safe havens for the city’s LGBTQ community, he’s been working nonstop to keep up with demand for the rainbow-badge window decal that denotes “Safe Places” around Seattle, Washington.

    The sticker designates businesses as places of refuge for victims of assault or harassment, particularly for members of the LGBTQ community. Employees at the businesses are trained to report the crime to police and harbor victims until cops arrive.

    Read more.

 

RESOURCES

  • 2014 School Crime and Safety Report

    The Bureau of Justice Statistics, in collaboration with the National Center for Education Statistics, has released Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2014. This annual report provides the most recent data on school crime and student safety. The indicators in this report are based on a variety of data sources, including national surveys of students, teachers, principals, and postsecondary institutions. Topics covered include victimization at school, teacher injuries, bullying and cyberbullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and crime at postsecondary institutions.

    Access the report.

  • White House Champions of Change: Call for Nominations

    Across the United States, law enforcement officers and youth are participating in recreational, service, and other joint activities that help to build bridges between young people and law enforcement and improve public safety.

    Strengthening the relationships between law enforcement and the community continues to be a priority for the current federal administration. Please help identify a young person (up to and including age 25) and a law enforcement officer who are going above and beyond to work together to make their communities safer. Each nomination must include a pair of individuals—one young person and one law enforcement officer. Nominations for single individuals will not be considered. A select group of these leaders will be invited to the White House to be honored and to share their accomplishments. Please nominate a pair of Champions by 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, August 14.

    Learn more.

  • Not in Our Town—Preventing and Addressing Hate Crimes

    The COPS Office and Not In Our Town have created vital tools to help law enforcement and community partners work together to prevent hate crimes, improve hate crime reporting, and address underlying tensions that can lead to violence.

    Learn more.

    Access project resources.

 

EVENTS

  • Law Enforcement Prevention of Terrorism Initiative, Oklahoma City, OK (Oct. 26–28)

    The Law Enforcement Prevention of Terrorism Initiative will be held on October 26–28, 2015, at Francis Tuttle Vo-Tech in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. All first responders including police officers, firefighters, EMTs, security personnel, and dispatchers are highly encouraged to attend.

    CLEET CEUs for law and security officers are granted.

    For more information, contact Briana Tully at 405-239-5144.

  • Webinar: Police, Youth, and Community Relationships (Aug. 26)

    Please join the Coalition for Juvenile Justice (CJJ) for a webinar on “Police, Youth, and Community Relations: Improving Outcomes and Restoring Trust through Youth Voice” on Wednesday, August 26, at 3:00 p.m. ET.

    Participants will learn how police and youth can work together to improve policing, police-youth contact, and diversion programming. Participants will learn about the board’s policy goals, how it formed its recommendations, and how young people can be meaningfully engaged in improving relations with police in their communities.

    Learn more or register.

  • Webinar: Confessions of a Former Crime Analyst (Sept. 17)

    Judging by what we see on TV crime dramas, one might think that being a crime analyst is a pretty glamourous job. Minutes after a crime has been reported, the analyst is offering brilliant insights into what probably happened, the type of person the perpetrator is likely to be—and how to solve the case.

    Now, see how it really works. Join IBM Technical Sales Specialist (and former crime analyst) Erica Reuter for a one-hour webinar on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. ET, and learn how the latest predictive analytics technology is allowing analysts to do things that weren’t even possible just a few years ago.

    Register.

  • Seminar on “Police and Social Networks,” Palencia, Spain (Sept. 8–10)

    The Spanish National Police will be conducting a seminar on "Police and Social Networks, Linking the Future" on September 8-10, 2015, in Carrion de los Condes (Palencia, Spain) conducted by the Spanish National Police.

    For both logistical and organizational reasons, and in order to facilitate the management of Hotel Reservations, please confirm attendance as soon as possible.

    For further information, please contact Javier Porcar Rebollo from the Home Affairs Department at the Embassy of Spain by email consejeria.estadosunidos@interior.es or by phone at 202-567-2144.

  • International Association of Women Police Centenary Conference, Cardiff, Wales (Aug. 23–27)

 

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