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November 3, 2016

Improve your agency’s metrics and advance policing. Use data to drive better, more informed decisions with access to peer data and experience.

Sign up for the IACP and IACP Net’s Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics tool today. Complete the annual online survey and see where your department stands among its peers. And, it’s free!

by IACP
IACP Benchmarking page
Improve your agency’s metrics and advance policing. Use data to drive better, more informed decisions with access to peer data and experience. Sign up for the IACP and IACP Net’s Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics tool today. Complete the annual online survey and see where your department stands among its peers. And, it’s free! Visit the IACP Benchmarking page, sign up at...

November 2, 2016

The defeat of Islamic State militants in their Iraqi stronghold Mosul may spark terrorist attacks across Europe, the head of the German Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, has said.

by RT Question More
The defeat of Islamic State militants in their Iraqi stronghold Mosul may spark terrorist attacks across Europe, the head of the German Federal Office for Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, has said. Speaking to German media outlet Deutschlandfunk, Maassen acknowledged that the jihadists “possibly stand with their backs to the wall” and can “effectively face defeat” in th...

November 1, 2016

How would emergency management and public health officials handle a catastrophe that taxed local supplies of vaccines or medical equipment? Since 1999, the federal government has had a way to help: the Strategic National Stockpile.

by Emergency Management Magazine
medical stockpile
How would emergency management and public health officials handle a catastrophe that taxed local supplies of vaccines or medical equipment? Since 1999, the federal government has had a way to help: the Strategic National Stockpile. The stockpile consists of warehouses that contain medicines — both those that prevent the onset of an illness and those that can treat illnesses — and medical suppli...

October 31, 2016

The U.S. Army and Tufts University are working together to learn more about how people think and respond under stress.

Their new cognitive sciences center officially opened Tuesday in Medford, Massachusetts. The research aims to help soldiers and civilian first responders, such as firefighters.

by Firefighter Nation
virtual reality lab
The U.S. Army and Tufts University are working together to learn more about how people think and respond under stress. Their new cognitive sciences center officially opened Tuesday in Medford, Massachusetts. The research aims to help soldiers and civilian first responders, such as firefighters. Scientists and engineers are figuring out how to measure, predict and enhance people's cognitive c...

October 31, 2016

Since 9/11, firearms have accounted for 95 percent of all deaths from domestic terrorism. While IEDs remain relatively rare in the U.S. when compared with armed attack, the Boston Marathon bombing (2013) and the recent explosions in Manhattan and New Jersey (2016) warn of a growing domestic threat. Both tactics produce mass trauma casualties.

by The GW Center for Cyber and Homeland Security
Since 9/11, firearms have accounted for 95 percent of all deaths from domestic terrorism. While IEDs remain relatively rare in the U.S. when compared with armed attack, the Boston Marathon bombing (2013) and the recent explosions in Manhattan and New Jersey (2016) warn of a growing domestic threat. Both tactics produce mass trauma casualties. Advances in battlefield trauma care and medical tech...

October 28, 2016

John Horgan, Professor at Georgia State University, discusses the types and ideologies of lone-actor terrorists and how the bystander effect creates challenges to preventing and intervening on possible domestic radicalization situations early.

View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-OhmtZNpf8

by NIJ
NIJ logo
John Horgan, Professor at Georgia State University, discusses the types and ideologies of lone-actor terrorists and how the bystander effect creates challenges to preventing and intervening on possible domestic radicalization situations early. View the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-OhmtZNpf8

October 28, 2016

At first, the man appears drunk.

He’s walking along an on-ramp from Lackman Road onto Interstate 435, a major highway snaking through the Kansas City metro area. At 1 p.m., traffic is heavy.

The man doesn’t react well when a police officer arrives.

by The Topeka Capital Journal
Florida Judge Steve Leifman
At first, the man appears drunk. He’s walking along an on-ramp from Lackman Road onto Interstate 435, a major highway snaking through the Kansas City metro area. At 1 p.m., traffic is heavy. The man doesn’t react well when a police officer arrives. “He takes a few swings at the officer. They’re obviously not a Mike Tyson swing, but they’re swings nonetheless, where if something happened r...

October 27, 2016

For six hours on a bright October afternoon in Northside last week, the firefighters at Fire Station No. 20 caught a break. They handled the stuff that most people can imagine filling the day of a first responder: a guy having trouble breathing, a fire alarm at the Chase School, an unattended bag left on Lingo Street.

by Cincinnati.com
Cincinnati Fire
For six hours on a bright October afternoon in Northside last week, the firefighters at Fire Station No. 20 caught a break. They handled the stuff that most people can imagine filling the day of a first responder: a guy having trouble breathing, a fire alarm at the Chase School, an unattended bag left on Lingo Street. But on that afternoon, the Station 20 team dodged the demon afflicting the Ci...

October 27, 2016

Bombings in New York and New Jersey — and a stabbing attack in Minnesota the same day — underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation's Homeland Security chief says.

by Military Times
Bombings in New York and New Jersey — and a stabbing attack in Minnesota the same day — underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the United States as those directed by terrorists, the nation's Homeland Security chief says. While all attacks are difficult to detect and prevent, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said the United States and its...

October 26, 2016

The Ebola epidemic, which broke out in West Africa in 2014, served as a stark and timely reminder of the health and security risks that biological pathogens pose to modern society. The outbreak saw unprecedented levels of cooperation between health organisations and the military to try and contain the spread of the virus.

by Defence Procurement International
CBRN decon drill
The Ebola epidemic, which broke out in West Africa in 2014, served as a stark and timely reminder of the health and security risks that biological pathogens pose to modern society. The outbreak saw unprecedented levels of cooperation between health organisations and the military to try and contain the spread of the virus. But in the background, concerns were being aired in some quarters, as to wh...

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