Tagged: public safety

July 4th Fireworks Display Over Washington DC

2020 Spike in Fireworks-Related Injuries and Deaths: Safety Is Critical for 4th of July Celebrations

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC)  2020 Fireworks Report, the United States experienced a significant increase in fireworks-related injuries and deaths last year. “Many municipalities cancelled July 4th public fireworks displays during the  COVID- 19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, which may have spurred consumers to use fireworks...

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Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety

The Biden-Harris Administration has released a new Fact Sheet which announces a Comprehensive Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Gun Crime and Ensure Public Safety.  As President Biden “has repeatedly said, we are experiencing an epidemic of gun violence in this country.” The Strategy tackles violent crime and its root causes, highlighting troubling trends in American gun...

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Mitigating Insider Threats Within U.S. Critical Infrastructure

The National Counterintelligence and Security Center of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has released Insider Threat Mitigation for U.S. Critical Infrastructure Entities: Guidelines from an Intelligence Perspective. This document highlights the importance of mitigating insider threats within U.S. critical infrastructure entities to meet the expanding nature of threats...

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COVID-19 and Criminal Justice

The National Commission on COVID-19 and Criminal Justice, established by the Council on Criminal Justice, released an interim report addressing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the justice system. This report provides a set of recommendations for immediate action in helping the justice system to manage the current crisis....

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In Focus: Police Reform

New In Focus now available on Police Reform. A collection of reports focused on the assessment of current policing procedures and recommendations for reform, in response to longstanding concerns over excessive use of force, disproportionate application to people of color, and how improved policing practices can promote effective crime reduction while...

New COVID-19 Resource Archive is Available

In response to a growing need for reliable information on the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security (CHDS) launched a new COVID-19 Resource Archive. Geared to help emergency managers and homeland security experts, this platform provides access to a publicly available collection of COVID-19 resources. To provide...

2019 Trafficking in Persons Report Released

The United States Department of State has released the 2019 Trafficking in Persons Report. This paper is a guide for the pubic to see the full range of human trafficking. Although many governments, communities, and organizations help survivors of human trafficking. Some many have a narrow understanding of traffickers and...