Law Enforcement News
Ballistic Vest Save Life of Veteran Salem Police Officer During Traffic Stop
(05/16/2019), Capi Lynn
A Salem (Ore.) police officer survived being shot three times during what was
thought to be a routine traffic stop thanks to her ballistics-resistant vest
and her use of a tourniquet to stop the bleed from a leg wound. The tourniquet
came from a trauma kit carried by all of the force's officers.
Police Training to 'Use Words Instead of Guns, Use Questions Instead of Orders'
in Cases of People With Disabilities
Chicago Tribune, (05/16/2019),
Denise Crosby for the Aurora Beacon-News
Police officers in the Chicago surburb of Aurora, Ill., are receiving mandatory
crisis intervention team training to help de-escalate encounters with
individuals with disabilities and/or mental illness. The training gives
officers a different perspective and helps them better handle incidents
involving these individuals. This article includes a profile of one such recent
Pass Police Department Putting Two-Way Police Radios Inside Every School
KRISTV.com, (05/17/2019), Kris
In Aransas Pass, Texas, the police department has placed two-way police radios
in every school in its jurisdiction to enable faster communication in the event
of a school shooting or other emergency situation. School staff will use the
radios any time they need to request police assistance, which will get them
used to using the radios in the event of a true emergency.
Hopkins All Children's Simulation Center Helps Police Get Insight Into Autism
Catalyst, (05/17/2019), Margie
John Hopkins All Children's Hospital in St. Petersburg has the largest
pediatric simulation center in Florida, and the hospital is using it to host a
new training program that teaches police officers to better respond to calls
involving people with autism spectrum disorder. The program uses both
interactive instruction and simulated scenarios where trainees can practice
behavioral skills; the initial sessions have all been filled.
Prisons Are Learning to Code And It Might Alter the Course of Their Lives
Nation Swell, (05/16/2019),
This article presents an in-depth look at the work of The Last Mile, a prison
education program that teaches incarcerated persons how to code and develop
websites, apps and software. Launched as a pilot program at California's San
Quentin facility in 2014, the program has since expanded to four states, with
more growth planned.
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