Homeland Security: Maritime Security
09/19/2007 - Approximately 95 percent of U.S. trade enters or leaves through the nation’s 361 seaports. Despite renewed attention on ports, security efforts continue to fall short of stated government goals.
Legal Report: Legislation
09/19/2007 - A bill (H.R. 4244) introduced by Rep. Darlene Hooley (D-OR) would establish grants for regional task forces designed to investigate and prosecute identity theft and other economic crimes. The task forces would comprise federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.
Beyond Print: School Security
09/19/2007 - Schools and police departments are partnering to produce floor plans on CDs for use by first responders during a crisis.(Digital Imaging for Safe Schools: A Public Safety Response to Critical Incidents and a shorter version of the same document, Quick Reference Guide for Digital Imaging)
Daily Headline : Substance Abuse
09/18/2007 - Despite successes in stopping domestic production, foreign smuggling of the drug has filled the void, officials say.
Beyond Print: Privacy
09/18/2007 - A police officer was acting within the course of his employment when he told a fellow officer that his new girlfriend might be infected with AIDS.
Beyond Print: Crime
09/18/2007 - The FBI has issued an interim final rule setting out how employers can request criminal background checks on private security officers.
Book Reviews: How-to
09/14/2007 - In the information systems sphere, this book can help. It is a highly effective handbook designed for both public and private organizations and all levels of law enforcement. It gives guidance on how they should modify their respective security postures to meet a declared alert condition.
Book Reviews: Public-Private Partnerships
09/14/2007 - On the other hand, private security professionals can learn a lot from this text, especially if they are responsible for investigating embezzlement, fraud, threats, or violence. It can help them interview victims and witnesses and interrogate suspects.
09/14/2007 - 4
The percent drop that occurred in the level of property crime in the U.S. Northeast from the first six months of 2004 to the first six months of 2005, according to the FBI.
Book Reviews: Investigations
09/13/2007 - The wide range of white-collar crimes and methodologies covered here includes gambling, prostitution, money laundering, and tax havens. Some of the coverage is too brief to be of use to law enforcement experts, but the author’s intent was likely to touch on topics that affect the theory and practice of financial investigation and forensic accounting, not to comprehensively explore them
Beyond Print: Hiring \ Employment Issues
09/12/2007 - A female Muslim police officer was not discriminated against by the city of Philadelphia, ruled a federal court, when it refused to allow her to wear an Islamic headscarf.
Daily Headline : Personnel Protection
09/07/2007 - Before a congressional subcommittee hearing yesterday, representatives from the leading national police organizations testified on whether Congress should liberalize the ability of current and former police officers to carry concealed firearms.