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DOJ Awards Nearly $17 M to Las Vegas Shooting Survivors

The United States Department of Justice will provide nearly $17 million in funding for counseling, therapy, rehabilitation, trauma recovery and legal assistance for victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas in 2017.

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Canines Bring Comfort to Victims

The goal whenever a comfort dog is used during a crisis is to "calm people down then push them off to the resources they need. We also do a lot of work with first responders, especially in debriefings."

Crime Victim Services Award Honors South Carolina Sheriff's Office

The National Sheriffs' Association named the Marion County (SC) Sheriff's Office the 2018 recipient of its Crime Victim Services Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by a sheriff's office in support of victims, and is sponsored by Appriss Safety.

Stopping the Cycle of Domestic Violence

Law enforcement agencies are making strides in providing domestic violence victims with assistance and aiding in prosecutions by changing the ways they handle these cases, initially and throughout the criminal justice process.

Minnesota Officers Replace Family's Stolen Christmas

Most of the presents for Maritha Hill's family of four daughters and 1 grandson were stolen from under the tree by a thief or thieves who broke into and ransacked her townhome. Also taken were her 11-year-old daughter's tablet and iPod. More Here.

Minnesota Officers Replace Family's Stolen Christmas

Most of the presents for Maritha Hill's family of four daughters and 1 grandson were stolen from under the tree by a thief or thieves who broke into and ransacked her townhome. Also taken were her 11-year-old daughter's tablet and iPod.

Law Signed to Curb Cop Killer's 'Obscene Celebrity'

Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims.

NYPD Memo: Indians Are Asian

New York City police officers received a lesson in demography Monday in the form of a memo clarifying the difference between Native Americans and Asian Indians.

Appriss Introduces Mobile Offender-Custody Alerts

Appriss Inc. has introduced a mobile version of its automated victim notification service known as VINE (Victim Information and Notification Everyday) to give crime victims about offender custody updates.

Cooling Your Marks

Most academies and departments embrace a form of "tactical talking" such as verbal judo, MOAB, or some other fashion of police/citizen verbal intercourse. It doesn't matter which system you use; they all give you years of experience in a compressed amount of time.