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April 1, 2016

When you must wear a respirator to protect yourself against airborne contaminants in your workplace, it is very important to follow proper procedures for putting it on and taking it off.

by Occupational Safety and Health Administration
When you must wear a respirator to protect yourself against airborne contaminants in your workplace, it is very important to follow proper procedures for putting it on and taking it off. You have a right to a safe and healthful workplace. Whenever respiratory protection is required to be worn to protect you from hazardous airborne contaminants, your employer is responsible for implementing a co...

April 1, 2016

A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, and the trooper later died, police said.

Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot..

by USA Today
richmond
A gunman shot a Virginia state trooper Thursday at a busy bus terminal in the capital city of Richmond before he was shot dead by two other troopers, and the trooper later died, police said. Two civilians were hurt, though it was not clear if they had been shot.. Early reports indicated Virginia State Trooper Chad Dermyer had died, then a short time later Virginia State Police spokeswoman Co...

March 31, 2016

A Minnesota company has invented a handgun that folds up to look just like a smartphone.

The .380-caliber pistol, called Ideal Conceal, will be available later this year and "will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight," Ideal Conceal says on its website.

by NBC News
cellphone gun
A Minnesota company has invented a handgun that folds up to look just like a smartphone. The .380-caliber pistol, called Ideal Conceal, will be available later this year and "will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight," Ideal Conceal says on its website. In locked position, the two-shot plastic gun with a metal core can be discreetly slipped into pockets, like a real phon...

March 30, 2016

The Department of Justice is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the Department is resuming Equitable Sharing payments to State, local, and tribal law enforcement
agencies. As you know, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 included a $746 million permanent reduction, or "rescission," that, when combined with the additional rescission of $458 million

by IACP
The Department of Justice is pleased to announce that, effective immediately, the Department is resuming Equitable Sharing payments to State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies. As you know, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 included a $746 million permanent reduction, or "rescission," that, when combined with the additional rescission of $458 million contained in the Consolidated Approp...

March 30, 2016

My first attempt at a “live fire” simulator involved a dark indoor pistol range, a huge sheet of white paper and a slide projector. Each scenario involved a sequence of several 35mm slides projected onto the paper “target” building up to a shoot/don’t shoot decision. The officers went through individually and were expected to verbalize commands, and move to available cover items we provided.

by Police One
virtart
My first attempt at a “live fire” simulator involved a dark indoor pistol range, a huge sheet of white paper and a slide projector. Each scenario involved a sequence of several 35mm slides projected onto the paper “target” building up to a shoot/don’t shoot decision. The officers went through individually and were expected to verbalize commands, and move to available cover items we provided. If th...

March 29, 2016

Drones (also called unmanned aerial vehicles or systems—UAVs or UAS) are becoming more common along the US-Mexico border as Mexican cartel assets. While typically considered a tool for smuggling [1], they are increasingly seen as having application for other purposes including espionage, surveillance, and as weapons.

by Small Wars Journal
narcodrone
Drones (also called unmanned aerial vehicles or systems—UAVs or UAS) are becoming more common along the US-Mexico border as Mexican cartel assets. While typically considered a tool for smuggling [1], they are increasingly seen as having application for other purposes including espionage, surveillance, and as weapons. A recent opinion piece at Fox News Latino in February 2016 underscores the em...

March 29, 2016

If there is anything common among the 1.1 million firefighters—both career and volunteer—serving in the United States, it’s that at any moment, they may be required to put their lives on the line to protect people and property from disaster. But who helps protect these dedicated public servants from the on-the-job dangers they face?

by NIST
If there is anything common among the 1.1 million firefighters—both career and volunteer—serving in the United States, it’s that at any moment, they may be required to put their lives on the line to protect people and property from disaster. But who helps protect these dedicated public servants from the on-the-job dangers they face? One group making the effort is the National Fallen Firefighters F...

March 28, 2016

If we see something, we're supposed to say something. After the Nov. 2015 Paris attacks, the Utah Department of Public Safety released a video on "Recognizing 8 Signs of Terrorism."

This is also at the core of training for the professionals.

“We're trying to understand why people radicalize," said Major Brian Redd of the Utah Department of Homeland Security.

by KSL.com
computers
If we see something, we're supposed to say something. After the Nov. 2015 Paris attacks, the Utah Department of Public Safety released a video on "Recognizing 8 Signs of Terrorism." This is also at the core of training for the professionals. “We're trying to understand why people radicalize," said Major Brian Redd of the Utah Department of Homeland Security. This is the objective of train...

March 28, 2016

On January 2015, a Washington, DC, hobbiest accidentally flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter drone over the White House fence and crashed it on the lawn.

Two years earlier, a prankster sent his drone toward German prime minister Angela Merkel during a campaign rally.

by Michigan Tech
drone catcher
On January 2015, a Washington, DC, hobbiest accidentally flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter drone over the White House fence and crashed it on the lawn. Two years earlier, a prankster sent his drone toward German prime minister Angela Merkel during a campaign rally. Small drones have also proven to be effective tools of mischief that doesn’t make the national news, from spying to smuggling to h...

March 25, 2016

Despite the Obama administration’s repeated warnings about the menace of a widespread contagion within the United States, both lawmakers and independent experts are continuing to give low marks to government initiatives designed to detect, track, and protect against those threats.

by The Center for Public Integrity
Despite the Obama administration’s repeated warnings about the menace of a widespread contagion within the United States, both lawmakers and independent experts are continuing to give low marks to government initiatives designed to detect, track, and protect against those threats. In recent years, both the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the spread of the Zika virus in Latin America have brou...

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