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October 11, 2016

Attacks on police officers are up 23 percent year-over-year despite a decline in major crimes around the city, officials said. There have been 995 assaults on officers so far this year compared to only 804 during the same period in 2015, NYPD Deputy of Operations Dermot Shea announced Monday.

Shea said the increase could be attributed to gun arrests, which are up 11.6 percent this year.

by Police One
Attacks on police officers are up 23 percent year-over-year despite a decline in major crimes around the city, officials said. There have been 995 assaults on officers so far this year compared to only 804 during the same period in 2015, NYPD Deputy of Operations Dermot Shea announced Monday. Shea said the increase could be attributed to gun arrests, which are up 11.6 percent this year. "[It...

October 10, 2016

New fabrics, lighter ceramic plates and flexible thermoplastic sheets are some of the solutions that promise to lower the weight of body armor.

Lighter body armor has been a long-time pursuit, as Army leaders for years have been concerned about the heavy load that soldiers carry in combat. Reducing that burden could pay big dividends in terms of force readiness and well being, defense officials said.

by National Defense NDIA
soldier body armor
New fabrics, lighter ceramic plates and flexible thermoplastic sheets are some of the solutions that promise to lower the weight of body armor. Lighter body armor has been a long-time pursuit, as Army leaders for years have been concerned about the heavy load that soldiers carry in combat. Reducing that burden could pay big dividends in terms of force readiness and well being, defense official...

October 10, 2016

For a few thousand dollars, Chinese companies offer to export a powerful chemical that has been killing unsuspecting drug users and is so lethal that it presents a potential terrorism threat, an Associated Press investigation has found.

by AP
For a few thousand dollars, Chinese companies offer to export a powerful chemical that has been killing unsuspecting drug users and is so lethal that it presents a potential terrorism threat, an Associated Press investigation has found. The AP identified 12 Chinese businesses that said they would export the chemical — a synthetic opioid known as carfentanil — to the United States, Canada, the U...

October 7, 2016

During a recent shift, American Medical Response paramedic John Perino was dispatched to a residential care home where a woman was experiencing a psychotic episode; she’d torn down blinds and was trying to break the window.

Perino evaluated her and cleared her to be taken directly to the county’s crisis center, bypassing a trip to an emergency department.

by The Modesto Bee
AMR Community Paramedic
During a recent shift, American Medical Response paramedic John Perino was dispatched to a residential care home where a woman was experiencing a psychotic episode; she’d torn down blinds and was trying to break the window. Perino evaluated her and cleared her to be taken directly to the county’s crisis center, bypassing a trip to an emergency department. “It is not uncommon for that patient...

October 7, 2016

Students at Northern Kentucky University are seeing a classroom project come to life.

Over the past few years, students have been building a remote control "robot" for the Newport Police Department. The first version of the "SWAT bot" is now done.

The basic purpose of the robot is to go into dangerous situations so officers don't have to, according to Lt. Paul Kunkel. A robot like this can save officers' lives.

by WCPO Cincinnati
SWAT bot
Students at Northern Kentucky University are seeing a classroom project come to life. Over the past few years, students have been building a remote control "robot" for the Newport Police Department. The first version of the "SWAT bot" is now done. The basic purpose of the robot is to go into dangerous situations so officers don't have to, according to Lt. Paul Kunkel. A robot like this can s...

October 6, 2016

Hurricane Matthew roared into the Bahamas early Thursday as it continued its march toward the Southeastern United States, where authorities in states readying for the storm’s devastating combination of winds and rain declared emergencies and urged about 2 million people to evacuate.

by Washington Post
Hurricane Matthew
Hurricane Matthew roared into the Bahamas early Thursday as it continued its march toward the Southeastern United States, where authorities in states readying for the storm’s devastating combination of winds and rain declared emergencies and urged about 2 million people to evacuate. The hurricane remained a powerful Category 3 storm but its sustained winds strengthened overnight from 115 mph to...

October 5, 2016

World-class scientists and engineers have been creating cutting-edge technologies for warfighters at military laboratories for nearly 100 years, and a Sept. 28 hearing on Capitol Hill focused on technologies being developed today for future wars.

by U.S. Department of Defense
WaveRider
World-class scientists and engineers have been creating cutting-edge technologies for warfighters at military laboratories for nearly 100 years, and a Sept. 28 hearing on Capitol Hill focused on technologies being developed today for future wars. Laboratory directors from all three services addressed innovation through science and engineering in support of military operations during a hearing o...

October 5, 2016

Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today announced $119 million in grant funding through the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The Attorney General announced funding awards to 184 law enforcement agencies across the nation, aimed at creating, or in some cases protecting, more than 900 law enforcement positions.

by Department of Justice
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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch today announced $119 million in grant funding through the Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) COPS Hiring Program (CHP). The Attorney General announced funding awards to 184 law enforcement agencies across the nation, aimed at creating, or in some cases protecting, more than 900 law enforcement positions. The Attorn...

October 4, 2016

Dallas Fire-Rescue has purchased ballistic gear for firefighters and it’s working on an active shooter policy alongside the Dallas Police Department.

There are at least six departments that have bought gear or are in the process of making the purchase. DFR confirms it purchased the gear, but isn’t saying specifically what kind.

by Fox 4 News
ballistic gear
Dallas Fire-Rescue has purchased ballistic gear for firefighters and it’s working on an active shooter policy alongside the Dallas Police Department. There are at least six departments that have bought gear or are in the process of making the purchase. DFR confirms it purchased the gear, but isn’t saying specifically what kind. Firefighters in Fort Worth have had bulletproof vests and helmet...

October 4, 2016

The RCMP released a video that highlights some of the dangers Fentanyl and other opioids pose to first responders and the public. Featuring real life stories of RCMP officers who came into contact with Fentanyl while on duty, it is a sober reminder that anyone can be affected by this drug without even using it.

by Royal Canadian Mounted Police
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The RCMP released a video that highlights some of the dangers Fentanyl and other opioids pose to first responders and the public. Featuring real life stories of RCMP officers who came into contact with Fentanyl while on duty, it is a sober reminder that anyone can be affected by this drug without even using it. An increase in overdoses and deaths related to Fentanyl use is spreading across Cana...

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