Report highlights four police departments with effective programs WASHINGTON. – The Department of Justice today announced the release of a new report that focuses on advancing the health and safety of police officers across the country. The publication,Health, Safety, and Wellness Program Case Studies in Law Enforcement, focuses on the innovative approaches to promoting officer safety […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, The Department of Justice announced the release of an Office of Community Oriented Policing Services report that addresses ambushes and violence against police officers. The report, Ambushes of Police: Environment, Incident Dynamics, and the Aftermath of Surprise Attacks against Law Enforcement, analyzes ambushes of the police and provides new information […]
This week across the news: [pocket_links tag=”2015-10-4″ tag_list=”no” credit=”no” excerpt=”yes”] In case you missed it, ICYMI RoundUp provides links to the week’s interesting and odd stories about law enforcement throughout the Nation, South Carolina and locally in Charleston, Colleton and Dorchester counties.
Two Savannah-Chatham police officers were shot early Wednesday at 37th Street Connector and Ogeechee Road. Police spokeswoman Eunicia Baker said they suffered non life-threatening injuries. A third person also was shot. No details have been provided on that person’s condition. Baker said the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is coming to investigate the incident. No information […]savannah
Amy Brittain has delivered one of the better articles concerning officer involved shootings in Sunday’s Washington Post: On Duty, Under Fire. She details the recent murder of Wisconsin Trooper Trevor Casper to create the backdrop for the overall analysis of fatal shootings by police. Her examination of the trends of these shootings provided a clear and concise […]
This past Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released their report 2014 Law Enforcement Officers Killed and Assaulted. Included in the report is a summary of the murder of Charleston County Deputy Sheriff Joseph J. Matuskovic who was killed in the line of duty in September of 2014. According to statistics collected by the FBI, 96 […]
On Monday, October 5, in a press conference held at the Department of Justice, Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch reinforced the need for national, consistent data on law enforcement interactions with the communities they serve, especially data collection on the use-of-force. The Attorney General noted that the department has already taken steps to improve the […]
The Bureau of Justice Assistance has updated the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits website with new fact sheets and checklists of required documents. Enacted in 1976, the PSOB Program provides death, disability and education benefits to eligible persons. You can visit the PSOB website at https://www.psob.gov/ to apply for these federal benefits for law enforcement officers, […]