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NRA's School SHIELD program visits Indiana to see the ISA's Best Practice Solution
The Indiana Sheriffs' Association in cooperation with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office and the Southwestern Consolidated School District announced a new standard in School Safety on Sept. 11th with the unveiling of their Safe School Flagship and "Best Practice Solution" at Southwestern High School in Shelby County. This new standard provides school personnel and law enforcement agencies the opportunity to work together to protect our nation's schools from the heinous crimes known as active shooter incidents.
From left to right:
Shelby County Sheriff Mike Bowlby
Montgomery County Deputy Mike Kersey
Southwestern School Superintendent Dr. Paula Mauer
NRA Director National School Shield Program Sheila Brantley
NRA Director Law Enforcement Division Glen Hoyer
Indiana Sheriffs' Association Executive Director Steve Luce
This momentous occasion positioned Indiana and Indiana's Law Enforcement as the leaders
across our nation in protecting America's schools.
ISA's Best Practice Solution for School Safety recently caught the attention of the NRA's School
SHIELD program, which is being positioned as a major resource for school safety information as
well as school safety assessments for the purpose of better protecting our country's educational
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Central Indiana police organizations to pack kits for emergency treatment of gunshot wounds
The Associated Press via The Republic
A central Indiana police organization that seeks to foster community support for law enforcement agencies is working to provide gunshot trauma kits to be used by police officers in emergencies.
Excise police give inside look of flea market raid
Approximately $500,000 worth of counterfeit items were confiscated from Liberty Bell Carpet and Flea Market on East Washington Street.
Indiana State Excise Police say it's not typical for them to investigate flea markets, but thanks to a shopper tip and a diligent excise officer, they were able to serve a search warrant.
Indiana State Police Awarded COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program Grant
Greene County Daily World
The Indiana State Police has been notified, on behalf of Attorney General Eric Holder, that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Policing Services, has awarded ISP funding under the 2014 Anti-Methamphetamine Program Grant. ISP has been awarded $567,000 in federal funds over the next two year grant period.
New superintendent appointed to Indiana State Prison
The Indiana State Prison has announced Ron Neal will be the 33rd superintendent at the prison, the oldest correctional facility in the state.
Bruce Lemmon, commissioner for the Indiana Department of Correction, announced the appointment Oct. 13.
Possible bomb explodes outside NE Indiana garage
The Associated Press via WXIX-TV
State and federal authorities have joined local police investigating a possible bomb explosion that damaged a pickup truck outside a northeastern Indiana garage.
Auburn Police Detective Phil Snover tells The Star the blast is "being investigated as an explosive device" that appeared to have originated inside the truck.
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Law enforcement family stress: When counseling counts
By Mark Bond
Police culture still struggles with acknowledging the serious effects that long-term exposure to traumatic events has on an officer's mental and physical health. These events can be harmful even for officers who have displayed resilience during their careers. Without agencies removing the stigma of officers coming forward who need professional mental healthcare, officers are left to deal with the effects of stress and depression on their own. This can easily transfer to the officers' families as well.
New Jersey police explain robot technology used at standoffs, barricades
South Jersey Times
The long arm of the law has been mechanized, and it carries a camera and speaker. Police-controlled robots might not be in every department's toolbox but can be called upon if the situation arises. "In the past, the only way of dealing with this was sending officers in," Gloucester Township Police Department Deputy Chief David Harkins said of standoffs, adding that the traditional approach could put police at risk.
Protests resume in St. Louis over police shooting
Angry protests have erupted for a second night in the Shaw neighborhood of this city after an off-duty white police officer shot and killed an African-American teenager who, police said, had fired three shots at him. Following loud protests Oct. 8, demonstrations resumed the following day when about 200 chanting people marched and stopped traffic not far from the scene where Vonderrit Myers Jr., 18, was shot. Protesters held signs that said, "We will not forget," and "Don't Shoot."
Law enforcement agencies turn to technology to ease distractions
A consolidated system allows officers to use hand pads similar to joysticks that can be programmed to activate a car's radio, lights, siren and public address system — often without having to take their eyes off the road. Recognizing that technology can be both a blessing and a curse, some area law enforcement agencies have taken steps to make their internal patrol car systems — which can be deadly distractions on the road — safer and easier to use.
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