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Sessions Restricted DOJ Use of Consent Decrees Before Leaving Office

November 9, 2018
The document reflected Sessions’s staunch support for law enforcement and his belief that overzealous civil rights lawyers under the Obama administration vilified the local police.

Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

October 15, 2018
According to the Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed n 11-page statement with the United States District Court stating that a proposed court order to reform the Chicago Police Department is an overly restrictive measure that could lead to increased crime.

DOJ Announces $70M for School Safety, $64M for Criminal Record Systems

October 4, 2018
The Department of Justice has announced more than $70 million in grant funding to bolster school security and support responding law enforcement officers, and more than $64 million to state agencies to improve the nation’s criminal record systems

FBI Turns 3 Hackers into Assets Assisting in Anti-Hacking Investigations

September 21, 2018
Three convicted hackers—22-year-old Paras Jha, 21-year-old Josiah White, and 22-year-old Dalton Norman—continue to cooperate with the FBI on cybercrime and cybersecurity matters, as well as continued cooperation with and assistance to law enforcement and the broader research community, according to a DOJ press release.

Judge Rules DOJ Cannot Withhold Anti-Gang Money from Sanctuary Cities

September 17, 2018
U.S. District Judge Manuel Real issued the injunction against the Department of Justice in response to a lawsuit filed by the city of Los Angeles in July seeking to prevent the government from awarding federal police grants based on cooperation with immigration enforcement.

Video: DOJ Announces New Fentanyl Safety Video for First Responders

August 30, 2018
The Office of Justice Programs' Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) on Thursday released the Fentanyl Safety Recommendations for First Responders companion training video Fentanyl: The Real Deal. The video was produced by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to help first responders protect themselves when the presence of fentanyl is suspected or encountered on the job.

DOJ, DEA Propose Significant Reduction in Manufacturing of Opioids in 2019

August 28, 2018
"The opioid epidemic that we are facing today is the worst drug crisis in American history," Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in an announcement.

Lawmaker Asks DOJ to Probe Police Use of Facial Recognition Technology

August 20, 2018
In a letter to acting Assistant Attorney General John Gore — who leads DOJ's Civil Rights Division — Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) said that "if not appropriately implemented, use of the technology may threaten the life and liberty of Americans with crushing force."

AG Sessions Announces Release of Cyber-Digital Task Force Report

July 27, 2018
The report provides "a comprehensive assessment of the cyber-enabled threats confronting the nation, and catalogues the ways in which the Department of Justice combats those threats," according to a DOJ press release.

Officer in Eric Garner Death to Face Internal Disciplinary Inquiry

July 16, 2018
In a letter to the Department of Justice, the NYPD said will has decided to begin its own internal disciplinary inquiry into the 2014 death of Eric Garner in police custody, regardless of whether or not the DOJ's probe into the incident is completed.

DOJ Announces Regulatory Steps to Address Opioid Epidemic

July 11, 2018
The Department of Justice today announced the finalization of an April proposal to improve the Drug Enforcement Administration's ability to combat the national opioid crisis.

Father of Student Murdered by Parkland Shooter Calls for National School Safety Standards

June 28, 2018
At a news conference Wednesday in Washington, DC, Schacter announced that the Foundation is working with some of the nation's leading law enforcement organizations.

NSA and VirTra Launch Program to Reduce Animal Injury in LE Encounters

June 20, 2018
The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse (NLECAA), its parent organization, the National Sheriffs' Association (NSA), and VirTra, Inc., have announced the Law Enforcement Dog Encounters Training (LEDET) focused on police training for dog encounters.

FBI Announces Significant Arrests in Cyber Sting Operation

June 11, 2018
Operation ‘Wire Wire’ was a coordinated law enforcement effort by the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

For Community Policing to Succeed, Walking Around Isn’t Enough

June 1, 2018

Community policing is a way for members of a community and the local police to work hand-in-hand, but what all does it require of residents and volunteers, and how does a community ensure a successful program?

Your Skin is in the Game

May 3, 2018

When policymakers implement ridiculous rules that get people hurt, LEOs are the ones who have to deal with the consequences.

Funding for Local Police Cannot be Based on ICE Cooperation, Judge Rules

April 12, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice cannot force local police departments to cooperate with immigration agents as a condition for receiving federal funding for a law enforcement program, a judge in Los Angeles ruled this week.

National Dogfighting Awareness Day is April 8

April 3, 2018
The COPS Office and the ASPCA have partnered to develop The Dogfighting Toolkit for Law Enforcement, an invaluable resource aimed at assisting law enforcement agencies in addressing dogfighting.

DOJ Announces Second Annual Attorney General's Award for Distinguished Service in Policing

March 30, 2018
The Attorney General's Award recognizes individual state, local or tribal sworn, rank- and-file police officers and deputies for exceptional efforts in community policing.

Sessions Moves to Criminalize Possession of Bump Stocks

March 29, 2018
Firearm bump stocks would have to be surrendered, destroyed or made inoperable under a ban proposed by the Justice Department.
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