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In This Issue: July 18, 2019
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Visit Now to Read the Latest Volume in the Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep Our Nation's Schools Safe! Series

Go to, the Justice Technology Information Center's school safety website, to read Volume 7 in the Sharing Ideas and Resources to Keep Our Nation's School Safe! series. In this volume, as in the previous six volumes of the series, schools and agencies share their free and low-cost innovative ideas to help promote safer schools. Read about programs and training related to extracurricular events, community-based active shooter training programs and more. Download Volume 7 from

COPS Office Programs To Accept Applications Soon

The COPS Office will soon open the application process for both the 2018 and 2019 COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and the Community Policing Development Microgrant Initiative. An additional notice with links to appropriate materials will be available soon. The solicitations will be open for approximately 60 days and the COPS Office will announce awards in December. For more information, contact the COPS Office Response Center at (800) 421-6770.

Active Shooter Podcast Series

The Beat, the podcast series from the COPS Office, takes an in-depth look at issues related to planning for and responding to active shooter incidents, with an emphasis on the National Fire Protection Association's NFPA 3000 Standard for An Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response Program. To listen, go to
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

Cobb Police to Receive New Personal Protective Equipment
Atlanta Journal Constitution, (07/10/2019), Carolyn Cunningham
The Cobb County Board of Commissioners has voted to purchase 600 ballistic helmets and 1,200 ballistic plates for Cobb police officers. The department initially purchased ballistic gear with a five-year warranty for all officers in 2014.
Link to Article

Phoenix Police Will Expand Use of Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug
Arizona Republic, (07/10/2019), Chelsea Curtis,
The Phoenix Police Department has begun training and certifying patrol officers in how to use Narcan, an opioid overdose reversal drug. Earlier this year, the agency distributed Narcan to 100 specialty officers. Through a grant from the Arizona Department of Health Services, the department received 1,800 doses of Narcan, and will expand distribution and training to other officers.
Link to Article

In Cambridge, a New Approach to Training Future Police Officers
Boston 25News, (07/11/2019), Bob Dumas
The police academy run by the City of Cambridge and Northeastern University is changing its curriculum to see if training officers in a different way can improve their ability to interact with the public. The updated curriculum reflects the change in what police have to respond to each day, like the increase in calls for psychiatric issues and overdoses. Another aspect of the academy is to get the recruits to go out and directly interact with all facets of the public.
Link to Article

Met Police to Use Drone to Catch Dangerous Drivers
BBC, (07/09/2019)
The Metropolitan Police Service will use a drone in a crackdown on dangerous drivers in London. The unmanned aerial vehicle will target "road users engaged in dangerous driving, such as racing, that could potentially put others at risk," the force said. The drone will be used between July 22 and July 26.
Link to Article

Active Shooter Training at Wenatchee Valley College and Confluence Health
KPQ, (07/12/2019)
Wenatchee Valley College and Confluence Health recently hosted an active shooter training exercise on the Wenatchee Valley College campus and on portions of Central Washington Hospital. Participants in the event included Wenatchee Police Department, Chelan County Sheriff's Office, RiverCom, Washington State Patrol, Kittitas County Sheriff's Office, Chelan County Fire District 1, Confluence Health LifeLine Ambulance, Ballard Ambulance, Cashmere Fire Department, Cascade Medical, Lake Chelan Community Hospital, Life Flight, Airlift Northwest and students and staff from Wenatchee Valley College.
Link to Article

Corrections News

Jefferson County Sheriff Announces Job Training for Jail Inmates, (07/15/2019), Carol Robinson
Jefferson County, Alabama, is expected to launch a program in September aimed at making county jail inmates employable once they are released. The Renewed for Reentry Program partners with a community college, employers in central Alabama, the Dannon Project and the Steel Workers Trust. Inmates eligible for the program are those being held on nonviolent offenses.
Link to Article

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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