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Intellectual Property: It Really is a Matter of Life and Death

- Protecting intellectual property rights may sound like arcana of interest to corporate attorneys rather than to law enforcement agents. After all, tracking down the sellers of fake watches or designer purses appears to pale in comparison to catching a murderer.

IT Project Provides Lessons

- A large IT project that ran into problems offers lessons for others who might want to embark on a similar journey. The project was called the Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting (CLEAR) system developed by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Oracle Corporation.

IT Project Provides Lessons

- A large IT project that ran into problems offers lessons for others who might want to embark on a similar journey. The project was called the Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting (CLEAR) system developed by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and Oracle Corporation. The full report, Policing Smarter Through IT: Lessons in Enterprise Implementation, (Presentation 1, Presentation 2) is available through the U.S. Department of Justice's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services via SM Online.

Public-private liasions

- The DHS and the Department of Justice should fund research and training on law enforcement and private security cooperation. That's one of the recommendations from a national summit on security-police partnerships that was organized by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and funded by the Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. A summary of the summit's recommendations has been published in a document that can be found on SM Online.

Written statements

- In the book Sign of Four, Sherlock Holmes tells Watson how to find the truth: Eliminate the impossible, and whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. Detectives have found a more direct way, according to an article by Susan H. Adams and John P. Jarvis, respectively a former FBI special agent and an FBI research specialist, in an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. SM Online has the article.

DVD deterioration

- The Department of Homeland Security has awarded $9 million in grants to 12 information technology projects under the Information Technology and Evaluation Program (ITEP), which aims to improve information-sharing capabilities. The projects, selected from 113 proposals, include an Arizona program to enhance wireless security for first responders, a port security communications network in Rhode Island, and an XML-based facial imaging system for use by law enforcement and other first responders in North Carolina. @ Learn more about ITEP by visiting SM Online. @ Link to the project and a research paper from NIST via SM Online.

Did You Know That?

- Only about 17 percent of police chiefs believe that terrorism or violent crime are "extremely serious" or "quite serious" problems in their communities. By contrast, 63 percent believe that drug abuse reaches that level of gravity. The figures come from a survey commissioned by the Police Foundation and Drug Strategies. @ Survey results are on SM Online.

Nonlethal weapons.

- Restraint systems, pepper-spray dispensers, laser "flashlights," and other weapons are cataloged by the Justice Department.

What's Best for Alarm Response Policies?

- Security must endeavor to reduce the number of invalid alarms to help maintain the crime deterrent effect of alarm systems.

Advanced Interviewing Techniques: Proven Strategies for Law Enforcement, Military, and Security Personnel

- Proper interviewing skills are, of course, crucial to the success of law enforcement and security. Scores of books detail interviewing tactics, many of them providing in-depth explanations on how and why the techniques work. In Advanced Interviewing Techniques, the authors cull the approaches that work best. Drawing from dozens of sources, veteran FBI agents John R. Schafer and Joe Navarro compile the interviewing techniques that have proven effective, without miring the reader in theory and case studies.

Partnering with Professors

- Local law enforcement agencies can address cybercrime more effectively by looking for help from local schools and businesses, according to an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin by Chief Tony Aeilts, who heads the California State University Police Department in San Luis Obispo, California.

Strike One for Trilogy

- If you're planning to roll out a large-scale IT project, you might want to pay heed to some lessons learned from the FBI's troubled Virtual Case File (VCF) software project. @ The testimony before Congress by Fine, Mueller, and Punaro, and the IG's report on Trilogy, are at SM Online.

Partnering with Professors

- Local law enforcement agencies can address cybercrime more effectively by looking for help from local schools and businesses, according to an article in the FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin by Chief Tony Aeilts, who heads the California State University Police Department in San Luis Obispo, California. @ Link to "Defending Against Cybercrime and Terrorism: A New Role for Universities" at SM Online.
 




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