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Crime Prevention

Welcome to Kabul, USA

The parallel between the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan and the precipitous withdrawal from proactive policing on American streets is astonishing—in both cases, the result is chaos.

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Portland Officers Declining Opportunity to Join Gun Violence Unit

The uniformed squad, dubbed the Focused Intervention Team, is designed to fight gun violence proactively with a patrol presence on Portland streets. The plan has been to have the team cover seven days a week to get guns off the street directed by police intelligence, identify people involved in recent shootings and “interrupt the cycle of violence.”

Biden Announces Anti-Crime Measures, Provides Money to Police from COVID Relief Fund

Biden boasted of "historic funding for crime prevention" in the $350 billion for state and local governments, from the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package, that can be used by cities to hire law enforcement officers, pay overtime, invest in technology to make law enforcement more efficient, and prosecute gun traffickers.

Protecting Houses of Worship

Churches, mosques, synagogues, and temples make easy targets for active shooters, so the congregations need to work to prevent such attacks, prepare for them if they happen, and know how they will respond.

Fighting Crime with Surveillance Cameras

Law enforcement agencies nationwide are using public and private surveillance systems to gather evidence and arrest repeat offenders.

Texas Officer Foils Convenience Store Robbery

An officer with the Laredo Police Department spotted a suspicious person—wearing a T-shirt over his head as a ski mask, with socks covering his arms up to the elbows—and decided he should look into the matter more closely.

Justice Department Launches Crackdown on Crime in 7 Cities

The initiative will boost federal law enforcement resources in Albuquerque, N.M.; Baltimore; Cleveland; Detroit; Kansas City, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Milwaukee — all cities with violent crime levels higher than the national average.

Dallas On Pace for Highest Murder Rate in More Than a Decade

The Dallas Police Department—suffering a dearth of homicide detectives—is on pace to record more murders than the city has had in more than a decade.

Off-Duty Officer Takes Action on Teen's School Threat in Online Video Game

An off-duty officer with the Fort Worth (TX) Police Department was playing an online video game when he heard another player make a threat against a school.

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3 Texas Students Arrested for Allegedly Threatening School Shooting

Police arrested three boys—each one 17 years of age—after a student overheard them discussing detailed plans to coordinate an active shooting at the school involving explosives and firearms.

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