The Numbers Are in: Black Lives Matter Is Wrong about Police, an article from the National Review. Reviews findings of Washington Post's study of police shootings.
The National Review also posted an article in July titled: Are Encounters with the Police Really More Dangerous for Black Men?
The National Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation has released its Preliminary Report on 2015 Law Enforcement Fatalities. Firearm related deaths down substantially, from 49 to 42. Traffic crash deaths were up from 33 to 35, officers killed when struck by a vehicle were up from 10-11. Six officers died in motorcycle crashes in both 2014 and 2015. Officers killed by felonious actin were down, 52 compared to 61 in 2014.
Local Police Departments Are Prime Targets for Ransomware Attacks. Small agencies are especially vulnerable.
The FBINAA has passed along a request for used body armor to be submitted for a study on the effects of age and other factors on the effectiveness of used body armor.
The United States government has funded a study into the effects of geographic region and climate on soft body armor (i.e., ballistic-resistant vests). The purpose is to determine if or how ballistic-resistant materials are impacted by climate. For instance, it may be that one type of material fares better over time in the northeast while another does better in the south. Participating law enforcement agencies will receive a copy of the report describing the findings of the study.
HP White Laboratory, Inc. is requesting used vests from state and local law enforcement agencies across the United States to support this research. Approximately 800 used vests are needed from across the United States. The ideal scenario would be for 40 agencies to each donate 20 vests. If you are unable to donate 20 vest, any you have will be appreciated, and we will endeavor to find more within your geographic region until we have the correct quantity.
Any vests provided must have been originally tested to the NIJ 0101.06 standard at either level II or IIIA. This can be determined by looking at the body armor label for:
* Threat level (NIJ 0101.06): II
* Threat level (NIJ 0101.06): IIIA
2. Statement: This model of armor has been determined to comply with NIJ Standard-0101.06 by the NIJ Compliance Testing Program and is listed on the NIJ Compliant Products List.
HP White will take responsibility for the vests and will pay shipping and destruction costs for all vests that you send in.
If you are interested, please contact Rob Kinsler via email or phone by January 15, 2016, and he will provide you additional details. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Rob Kinsler, Chief, Technical Operations
HP White Laboratory, Inc.
3114 Scarboro Road, Street, MD 21154
BJS has released a very large report on National Crime Victimization titled: Developmental Estimates of Subnational Crime Rates Based on the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCJ 249238). Kansas data is on pages 106-108 of the pdf.
How to Strengthen Law Enforcement-Community Relations. Recorded seminar and link to New Perspectives in Policing document from Office of Justice Programs.
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