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NCJ Number: 251469 Find in a Library
Title: TECHBeat, December 2017
Corporate Author: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
United States of America
Date Published: January 2018
Page Count: 10
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Grant Number: 2014-IJ-CX-K404
Sale Source: National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center (NLECTC)
700 N. Frederick Ave.
Bldg. 181, Room 1L30
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
United States of America
Document: HTML
Type: Instructional Material; Program/Project Description; Report (Annual/Periodic); Report (Grant Sponsored); Report (Technical Assistance)
Format: Journal/Magazine
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This issue has feature articles on a law enforcement app on safety for “houses of worship,” a new guide for the assessment of small law enforcement agencies, and a new facility that adds to a university’s capability for research on unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), along with a “TECHShort” section with a report on building resistance to cyber crime and a report on a drug court online learning system, followed by a section on “Public Safety Technology in the News.”
Abstract: “Law Enforcement, Houses of Worship Come Together to Use SHOW App for Safety and Security Planning” explains how the “Safeguarding Houses of Worship” (SHOW) app developed by the Justice Technology Information Center, a program of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), helps houses of worship develop a safety and security plan tailored to their specific needs. “New Guide Offers Assessment Guidance to Small Agencies” describes a new publication available from the Justice Technology Information Center that provides guidance to small law enforcement agencies on how to find the time and resources required to assess and improve operations. “New Facility Adds to University’s Research Capability on Unmanned Aircraft Systems” describes the University of Maryland’s addition of an outdoor, netted facility for researching and testing UASs. The “TECHShorts” section of this issue presents a report that highlights the promising practices of the Utah Department of Public Safety in addressing cyber crime, as well as a report on a website that provides access to online courses related to adult and juvenile drug treatment courts, including those that serve veterans and tribal communities.
Main Term(s): Law Enforcement Technology
Index Term(s): Evaluation techniques; Facility security; Faith-Based Crime Prevention Programs; NIJ grant-related documents; NIJ Resources; Police agencies; Police community relations programs; Research programs; Rural policing; University of Maryland; Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS)
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