Dog Sniffs Out Electronic Storage Devices

August 21, 2020 – The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus recently introduced Marshall, a 1.5-year-old black English Labrador retriever dually trained as an emotional support dog and as an Electronic Storage Detection (ESD) dog. He is the third ESD dog in Illinois, and one of 41 trained by Jordan Detection K9 in Indianapolis.

Dashboard Shows Scope of COVID-19 on Law Enforcement

September 14, 2020 — The National Police Foundation (NPF) has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) through the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC) to develop and share resources with the law enforcement community based on the continued impact of COVID-19.

Portland Bans Facial Recognition Technology

September 14, 2020 — Last week, the Portland, Oregon City Council unanimously voted to pass two ordinances that prohibit the use of facial-recognition technology. One ordinance, which goes into effect immediately, bans the use of facial-recognition technologies by city offices, including local law enforcement. The second ordinance, which goes into effect January 1, 2021, bans public-facing private businesses from using the technology.

DOJ Awards Over $1 Million in Forensic Grants to Wyoming

August 13, 2020 — The Department of Justice recently awarded more than $1 million in forensic grants to aid officials in investigating drug crimes, sexual assault, and other violence.

Webinar: Building a Trauma-Informed Response Culture at Your Agency

August 18, 2020 – A webinar on Wednesday, August 26, presented by End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI), will look at how law enforcement leaders can help create a culture of trauma-informed response at their agency.

Artificial Intelligence Examines Best Ways to Prevent Recidivism

August 11, 2020 — Starting a new life is difficult for criminals transitioning from prison back to regular society. To help those individuals, Purdue University Polytechnic Institute researchers are using artificial intelligence to uncover risky behaviors which could then help identify when early intervention opportunities could be beneficial.

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Crime Scene Revisited

Faces of the victims recovered from the scene of a genocide.