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NCJ Number: 251431 Find in a Library
Title: TECHBeat, November 2017
Corporate Author: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)
United States of America
Date Published: November 2017
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194
National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
Grant Number: 2014-IJ-CX-K404
Sale Source: Forensic Technology Center of Excellence (FTCoE)
c/o RTI International
3040 Cornwallis Road
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-2194
United States of America
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Program/Project Description; Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Document (Online); Journal/Magazine
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Feature articles in this issue describe the benefits of a virtual training tool for first responders across jurisdictions, a county program for inmate use of computer tablets, an opioid webinar training series that imparts knowledge and promotes collaboration, and law enforcement encounters with suspicious drone operations.
Abstract: “Virtual Training Tool Allows First Responders to Train Across Jurisdictions” describes the features of a free virtual training tool that enables first responders from different disciplines to train together for critical incidents using game-based software. “Inmate Use of Computer Tablets in Pima County” explains how allowing inmates in the Pima County (Arizona) correctional facility to use computer tablets has contributed to safety for both inmates and staff while providing inmates access to life skills training and contact with their families. “FTCoE Opioid Webinar Series Shares Knowledge, Promotes Collaboration” describes the features and some of the content of the National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ’s) Forensic Technology Center of Excellence’s (FTCoE‘s) webinar series on combating the opioid epidemic in the United States. Launched in July 2017, the series featured 15 episodes through the end of 2017. Archival versions of the episodes are accessible on the FTCoE website. “Law Enforcement Encounters With Suspicious UAS Operations” discusses issues in defining and enforcing laws and regulations on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also referred to as drones. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is responsible for enforcing its regulations for UAS; however, the FAA has noted that state and local law enforcement officers are often the first to discover unauthorized or unsafe UAS operation, putting them in the best position for immediate intervention. The challenge for law enforcement officers is how to identify unlawful, unauthorized use of UAS and under what authority to intervene when unauthorized or dangerous UAS operations are suspected.
Main Term(s): Technology transfer
Index Term(s): Computer aided instruction; Drug law enforcement training; Drug Prevention; Drug prevention programs; Interagency cooperation; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Teaching/training techniques; Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
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