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In This Issue: June 27, 2019
NLECTC Spotlight

Visit JUSTNET to Learn More About Emergency Lighting

Go to to download Law Enforcement Vehicle
Lighting and Reflectivity Studies: An Overview, a new publication from the Justice Technology Information Center. JTIC undertook this study on lighting and reflectivity pertaining to emergency vehicles and first responders at the request of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). It explores the history of lighting and reflectivity, the current state of adoption and future trends.

What's New in Blue Focuses on Micro Community Policing Plans

The COPS Office has released a new episode of What's New in Blue featuring Lt. Adrian Diaz, a key member in implementing the Seattle Police Department's Micro Community Policing Plans.

MCPPs address the distinctive needs of each community, taking a three-pronged approach that brings community engagement, crime data and police services together to get direct feedback on perceptions of crime and public safety.

What's New in Blue is a series of short videos intended to keep viewers informed about innovative developments and critical issues in law enforcement. The episodes feature informative discussions about ideas worth spreading throughout American policing in a format useful for viewing in roll call, in training classes or sharing with colleagues and across social media. You can download episodes at

Federal Funding Opportunities:

For a list of all NIJ funding opportunities, go to:

For a list of all OJP funding opportunities, go to:

New Solicitation: Evaluation of Juvenile Corrections Executive Leadership Training. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12, 2019.

New Solicitation: Establishment of a National Center on Restorative Justice. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12, 2019.

New Solicitation: Evaluation of Street Law™ Programs. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 12, 2019.

New Solicitation: Longitudinal Research on Delinquency and Crime. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 13, 2019.

New Solicitation: National Survey of Internet- and Technology-Facilitated Child Exploitation. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on August 20, 2019.

Federal Funding Webinars:

Webinar Transcript: Graduate Research Fellowships in the Social and Behavioral Sciences

Federal Funding Resources:

OJP Funding Resource Center: Find current opportunities, solicitation requirements, forms and worksheets, and post-award instructions to help as you apply for and manage OJP awards.

DOJ Program Plan: See summary details of the funding opportunities each DOJ grant-making component is expecting to release or has released in the current fiscal year.

DOJ Grants Financial Guide: Learn about the laws, rules and regulations that affect the financial and administrative management of an OJP award.

Criminal Justice Technology in the News

Law Enforcement News

Police Departments Increase Efforts to 'Stop the Bleed'
Roseville - Eastpointe Eastsider, (06/25/2019), Brendan Losinski
Experts say having resources dedicated to stopping heavy blood loss early can make an enormous difference in someone's chance of survival, and the Roseville (Mich.) Police Department recently initiated the use of "Stop the Bleed" kits that will help officers do just that when needed. The kits were funded by a donation from a foundation; officers received training from the Roseville Fire Department, which offers trainings to local residents as well.
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Increased DNA Technology Leads To Useless DNA, More Testing and Bigger Backlog
WBEZ91.5 Chicago, (06/25/2019), Patrick Smith
This article takes an in-depth look at how improvements in DNA testing technology can be a two-edged sword: because items can be tested, investigators do send them for testing, even if their relevance to a case is not clear. This leads to backlogs at testing labs and results that may only confuse an investigation.
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Brockton High Now Equipped With Gunshot Detection System
The Enterprise, (06/25/2019), Josie Albertson-Grove
Brockton High School in Massachusetts is serving as a pilot site for a new gunshot detection system that will automatically alert emergency dispatch in the event a shot is fired inside the school. The school recently hosted a demonstration for police departments and school security companies from other local jurisdictions.
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Seattle Police Get New Handcuffs for Comfort's Sake
MYNorthwest, (06/25/2019), Dyer Oxley
The Seattle Police Department recently made a switch from "old school" steel handcuffs to more ergonomic aluminum ones. The new handcuffs have the same strength, and should result in less injuries to suspects and less follow-up paperwork for officers.
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Corrections News

Women Inmates Get Time With Families and 'Sense of Normalcy' in DU Arts Program
Colorado Independent, (06/20/2019), Cullen Lobe
An ongoing collaboration between the University of Denver's Prison Arts Initiative, the state Department of Corrections and the Denver Women's Correctional Facility seeks to offer inmates and their families a chance to connect and re-bond through arts and education programming. The program helps inmates re-establish bonds by interacting, sharing meals and hugging each other. For example, at a recent Saturday visitation, inmates and family members worked together on arts and crafts projects.
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Upcoming Events

For additional information regarding Law Enforcement, Corrections and Courts events go to:

  • 31st Annual Crimes Against Children Conference, Dallas Children's Advocacy Center and the Dallas Police Department, August 12-15, 2019, Sheraton Hotel Dallas, Dallas, TX. For information go to: or contact:

For additional information regarding School Safety events go to: (calendar events listed on the right hand side of the page).


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