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In This Issue: September 12, 2019
 
NLECTC Spotlight

VALOR Initiative Pilot Program

A recent feature story highlights activities and impact of a VALOR Initiative resilience training program piloted by law enforcement agencies in Virginia, Nebraska and South Dakota. The training is the latest in the VALOR Initiative's ongoing effort to provide law enforcement officers with the skills necessary to manage the heavy stress loads they face daily. The training focuses on developing skills to enhance resilience and increase the well-being of law enforcement personnel at work and at home. To read the article, go to https://www.bja.gov/successstory/valor-pilot-puts-character-at-heart-of-resilience-training-for-law-enforcement.html.
 
Federal Funding Opportunities:

For a list of all NIJ funding opportunities, go to: https://www.nij.gov/funding/Pages/current.aspx

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Federal Funding Webinars:

Nothing at this time.

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

New Drone Boosts Sheriff's Department Capabilities
Herald Journal, (09/03/2019), Michael Johnson
The White County Sheriff's Department in Indiana is among the latest law enforcement agencies to obtain an unmanned aerial vehicle. The department plans to use the technology for accident reconstructions, investigations and search/rescue operations.
Link to Article

Charlottesville's First Bomb-Sniffing Dog Joins the Force
Daily Progress, (09/03/2019), Katherine Knott
The Charlottesville Police Department recently obtained a bomb-sniffing dog. The 2-year-old black Labrador retriever joined the department after graduating from a training program through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' National Canine Division. The dog can also detect firearms.
Link to Article

Athens Police Host Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training
Athens Banner-Herald, (09/04/2019), Sarah Freund
The Athens Clarke-County Police Department in Georgia recently held a civilian response to active shooter training. The training is part of a program called Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training, which emphasizes the unification of police officers in how they respond to active threats and survival training for civilians.
Link to Article

Corrections News

Massachusetts Jails Expand Use of Opioid Addiction Meds
Associated Press via Greenwich Time,(09/05/2019),
Massachusetts sheriffs are expanding use of opioid addiction medications in county jails to comply with a new state law. Jails participating in a pilot program are now offering all three federally approved opioid treatment medications: methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone.
Link to Article

New Visitor Rules for Va. Prisons Aimed at Curbing Contraband
Richmond Times-Dispatch, (09/03/2019), Frank Green
In a bid to curb drugs and other contraband from getting into prisons, the Virginia Department of Corrections will limit inmate visitor lists to no more than 10 different people, beginning on January 15. Each inmate must submit a list by October 1 of up to 10 visitors that can be changed twice a year. Offenders with more than 10 immediate family members may request an exception to the limit.
Link to Article

Carroll County to Upgrade Detention Center Cameras, Receives Body Armor Grant
Carroll County Times, (09/07/2019), Mary Grace Keller
The Carroll County Board of Commissioners has voted to upgrade the county detention center cameras. The board also accepted a state grant that will help cover the cost of body armor vests for local law enforcement.
Link to Article


 
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