The world of truck enforcement is a world of never ending questions. Most people will agree the second heaviest regulated industry in the United States needs rules and regulations. Most people will also agree there is a great deal of discontinuity in the dissemination of these laws, how they are to be interpreted and how they are to be enforced. This level of discontinuity gives birth to such organizations as the Illinois Truck Enforcement Association. The article this week will cover one of these laws – the Uniform Commercial Driver’s License Act.
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Article for IN Public Safety
By Jinnie Chua, Assistant Editor of In Public Safety
The Darknet is an encrypted network where many criminals in today’s digital age are doing business. All manner of illegal things and services are available for purchase on the Darknet. There are individuals engaging in drug dealing, human trafficking, terrorism, hit for hire, tax evasion and much more.
To keep up with the growing rate of crime on the Darknet, it’s important for officers to have a solid understanding of how it works. Earlier this year, as part of American Military University’s Law Enforcement Webinar Series, Jim Deater gave a presentation on the basic knowledge officers need to have about the Darknet.
”In every corner of the world, wherever there’s data service, the Darknet is probably being used,” said Deater. “The more you understand and the more you know, the better off you are to face it.”
GRANT FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR NARCAN
First Responders? Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement (CFDA No. 93.243)
Purpose: To allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.
Fentanyl: What first responders need to know about this potentially lethal drug
By Shane W. Fitzpatrick, ACP - Tactical, Tactical Emergency Medical Support, Emergency Medical Services, Calgary Metro Alberta Health Services, IPSA TEMS Committee Chair
The illegal use of fentanyl is quickly becoming a public health crisis in Northern America – specifically Canada and United States. As a paramedic working the front lines on Calgary streets, I am seeing more and more fentanyl overdoses leading to respiratory and cardiac arrest.
This drug is not only affecting the drug users but poses an exposure risk to first responders. Public safety workers need to be educated and protected by protocols and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
Managing Police Stress to Strengthen Relationships at Home
an article from In Public safety
In most professions, there is some level of stress. However, the demands placed upon police officers and ongoing threats of—and exposure to—violence leads to extremely high levels of stress on a daily basis. Such stress can do more than affect an officer’s job performance; it can also seep into and damage their personal life.
Officers must acknowledge their stress and recognize how it impacts their personal relationships, specifically their marriage. It isn’t until officers accept that stress is taking a toll on their lives that they can then take steps to mediate and reduce the adverse effects it has on them and their families.
High Court Denies Police Liability in Use-of-Force Case
| in The Crime Report Your Criminal Justice Network
The U.S. Supreme Court today unanimously struck down a “provocation rule” of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which said that police officers may be held liable when they seize someone using reasonable force after committing a separate Fourth Amendment violation that contributed to the need to use force.
The Memorial Day weekend festivities are upon us, and with it the possibilities for watercraft related crashes/incidents. Law Enforcement agencies should contact the Illinois Department of Natural Resources if they become aware of, or begin investigating a crash/incident that meets the criteria being supplied below. The IDNR encourages local agencies to take measures to preserve a watercraft crash scene just as they would when investigating a traffic crash.
Below are the guidelines used by IDNR when determining if they must be notified.
Recreational Boating Accident
A recreational boating accident means a recreational vessel, a numbered vessel, or a documented vessel is being used by its operator for recreational purposes and one or more of the following events occur involving the vessel or its equipment.
The MTU1 does not speak for the IDNR and is simply passing on this information to enhance the cooperative efforts already in place amongst numerous agencies.
Majority of First Responders Face Mental Health Challenges in the Workplace
University of Phoenix Releases First Responder Mental Health Survey Results
From Force Science News # 338
Expert: ARDs rare but demand high-priority attention
In a snapshot preview of a book he’ll publish this summer, prominent researcher Dr. Darrell Ross recently offered law enforcement trainers a provocative update on one of the rarest events in policing, yet one of the most vexing: arrest-related death.
In a presentation running nearly four hours at the annual training conference of the International Law Enforcement Educators & Trainers Assn., Ross explored new findings from an analysis of nearly 5,000 ARDs in the US that he conducted—likely the most extensive investigation of the subject yet undertaken.
Beginning May 2017, the Illinois Prosecutor Services Monthly Legal Update training is on line.
Executive Institute May Newsletter
This edition of ILETSBEI news features a review of the 2017 Women in Criminal Justice Conference. Articles from various topics include Incorporating Social Justice into the Police Environment, Forensic Psychology: Practical Applications, Taming the Imposter, and Positive and Negative Effects of Implicit Bias.
10 Ways Police Can Identify Radical Extremism
By Leischen Stelter, editor of In Public Safety
Police officers around the country understand they are an important element in the fight against terrorism. But what does that entail? How can an officer identify potential terrorist activity? What should officers look for as signs a person may have been radicalized?
Courses being taught throughout the state include cases from various Appellate Districts. Please remember that decisions made in one Appellate District are not binding upon other Appellate Districts.
Examining the Facts on Implicit Bias
Richard R. Johnson, Ph.D. May, 2017 from the Dolan Consulting Group - Research Brief
A number of sources have claimed that public employees are influenced by implicit biases. The U.S. Department of Justice, the Police Executive Research Forum, and the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, for example, have suggested that law enforcement officers hold unconscious, implicit biases against people of color.1 It has been argued that these implicit biases cause police officers to enforce the law in ways that discriminate against members of racial minority groups. Similar claims have been made against prosecutors, judges, and probation officers as an explanation for the disproportionate representation of racial minorities in our prisons and jails. Allegations have also been levelled against teachers and school administrators, suggesting that they treat white students preferentially over minority students, and that they do so as a result of these same unconscious, implicit biases.
Report: Cops feel betrayed by politicians, say they encourage attacks
An internal FBI investigation into the spike of attacks on law enforcement has determined that revenge, inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, the media's assault on police shootings, and criticism from politicians, is the what motivates a "majority" of those targeting cops.
"Law enforcement officials believe that defiance and hostility displayed by assailants toward law enforcement appears to be the new norm," said the internal report stamped "For Official Use Only."
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From the Crime Prevention Research Center
Murders in US very concentrated: 54% of US counties in 2014 had zero murders, 2% of counties have 51% of the murders
25 Apr , 2017
The Distribution of murders
The United States can really be divided up into three types of places. Places where there are no murders, places where there are a few murders, and places where murders are very common.
Force Science News- Appeals court issues guidelines for UOF in non-criminal emergencies
Facing a medical emergency and a use-of-force dilemma, did this sheriff’s deputy do the right thing?
The deputy, working road patrol for the Oakland County (MI) SO, responded one June afternoon to a call at a residence near Detroit where four paramedics were struggling to help a man overcome a life-threatening diabetic crisis.
According to later documents in the case, a finger prick had established that his blood-sugar level was “extremely low at 38,” the normal range being 60-110. Left untreated, the “medical emergency” could “lead to prolonged seizure and death.”
Simulation Based Training for Initial Responders
This is a must have training for 1st Line supervisors and officers
who will be the first to manage a major event until help can be organized