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Federal Interagency Working Group
The Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders provides unified, scientific, evidence-based recommendations to first responders so they can protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected during the course of their daily activities such as responding to overdose calls and conducting traffic stops, arrests, and searches. (read more...)
COPS Office
Alexander L. Eastman, Melissa Bradley, Debra R. McCullough, and Deborah L. Spence
In this slideshow, Lieutenant and Deputy Medical Director Alex Eastman of Dallas (Texas) Police Department provides an overview of the Dallas Police Hemorrhage Control Program. Law enforcement officers are often the first to respond to a scene involving persons with critical injuries and have an opportunity to save lives threatened by uncontrolled bleeding. Efforts are underway by a collaborative of law enforcement, emergency responders, and trauma surgeons, referred to as the Hartford Consensus, to train law enforcement officers in medical care procedures for hemorrhage control to maximize survival of injured community members and public safety personnel at active shooter and mass casualty events. (read more...)
Michael J. Asken, Ph.D.
It is well accepted that rapport building through the application of active listening skills is the foundation of successful crisis negotiations. This resource looks at other areas of human communication, to provide additional techniques that might enhance the persuasive effectiveness of the relationship and active listening skills. (read more...)
Bureau of Justice Assistance
A two-page Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Law Enforcement Implementation Checklist was created for your download and use in implementing a new body-worn camera program from learning the fundamental all the way to a phased rollout. This guide captures the seven key focus areas to a comprehensive program plan and provided references back to this BWC Toolkit where relevant. (read more...)
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing
Trust between law enforcement agencies and the people they protect and serve is essential in a democracy. It is key to the stability of our communities, the integrity of our criminal justice system, and the safe and effective delivery of policing services. (read more...)
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
Police Executive Research Forum (PERF)
This report addresses a key force-related issue: avoiding the unnecessary use of force against persons with mental illness, post-traumatic stress disorder, alcohol or drug addictions, disorders such as autism, or other issues that can cause them to behave erratically. (read more...)
Police Chief Magazine
David Flory
One effort that crosses all boundaries related to policy development, enhanced training, and new equipment and that has shown significant positive outcomes in saving the lives of police officers is Street Survival: Casualty Care or Self-Aid/Buddy-Aid (SABA). (read more...)

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2016-VI-BX-K003 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.