Tagged: enforcement

The World of Tomorrow and the Rise of Individual Criminal Entrepreneurs

The European Police Office (Europol) presented their view on the future of serious and organized crime in the European Union this month with the report “Exploring Tomorrow’s Organised Crime”. The release of this report comes at an opportune time for EU policymakers. The first full multi-annual policy cycle on serious...

Speaking for the Future: Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Offers Final Recommendations

Most readers will recall where they were when they first heard the news: “Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Leaves 28 Dead”. A wave of grief and horror poured over the American public as the news spread. “On December 14, 2012, one of the most vicious and incomprehensible domestic attacks in American...

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Helps Identify Law Enforcement Needs

On December 22nd, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a report that details more than 5.6 million criminal offenses in 2013 through the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS). The Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program made this report, NIBRS 2013, to provide information about victims, known offenders and relationships between 23...

Little Dog, Big Teeth: How Proximity to Large Law Enforcement Agencies Affects the Preparedness of Smaller Agencies

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service released in 2012 and re-released this month a report titled: “Homeland Security in Small Law Enforcement Jurisdictions: Preparedness, Efficacy, and Proximity to Big-City Peers“. The study detailed in this report sought to address whether small municipal law enforcement agencies (employing 25 or fewer full-time sworn officers)...

Terrorism Prevention and Training Within State, Local, and Tribal Law Enforcement Agencies

The events on 9/11 brought drastic change to the United States in numerous ways. Today, Americans look towards law enforcement agencies now, more than ever, for a feeling of safety. Knowing that the FBI agency has been trained in counterterrorism, the question lies as to how our state, local, and...

FBI’s Operation Cross Country Wrap-up: “These Are America’s Children”

Since 2003, the Innocence Lost National Initiative, or “Operation Cross Country” has resulted in the identification and recovery of over 3600 children from sexual exploitation and trafficking. This is the eighth year of the initiative. In a press release on Monday June 23rd, the Director of the Federal Bureau of...

War Comes Home: The Excessive Militarization of American Policing

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has recently released a report on a dangerous new trend in law enforcement: the unnecessary militarization of American policing. According to the ACLU, this militarization is due in large part to “federal programs that have armed state and local law enforcement agencies with the...

CBP Releases Updated Use of Force Policy Handbook

Following a series of external reviews of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) use of force policies, CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske released last week a revised version of CBP’s “Use of Force Policy, Guidelines and Procedures Handbook.” The updates to the handbook were driven in large part by...