Public Safety Issues
By Dr. Jennifer Sedillo and Nirav Patel
Kratom is a herbal supplement commonly used to treat opioid withdrawal. However, much is unknown about its active ingredients. Learn more about kratom and why it's so important for there to be further investigation into its addictive nature and potential harm to users.
By Dr. Kate Brannum
The Bundys, who have been linked to the right wing militia movement among others, pose a serious extremist threat to society. So why do so many continue to disregard the danger that Ammon Bundy and his followers present? Learn why the threat from the Bundys needs to be reevaluated.
By Leischen Stelter
Air travel is a surprisingly common way for human traffickers to transport victims. Learn about the federal government's new initiative to train aviation personnel to identify and report trafficking. Is the government covering all its bases when it comes to monitoring the transportation networks of traffickers or can more be done?
By Faylin Mutch
As many local governments face budget cuts, it can be challenging to maintain strong working partnerships. Learn how this county enhanced its collaboration, preparedness, and partnerships during a federally funded FEMA-driven, county-wide emergency management exercise.
By Kurt Binversie
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have caused massive and widespread damage. Unfortunately, hurricane season isn't over. Here are some of the best Geospatial Intelligence System (GIS) websites that provide critical data so responding agencies know where the storm will hit.
Human trafficking is modern-day slavery and it's happening across the country. To help combat this atrocious crime, here are signs to look for that a person is a victim of human trafficking. For those in law enforcement, here are questions to ask a potential victim.