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Departments Must Train Citizens to be First Responders During Active Shootings

By Justin Baumgartner

The San Bernardino mass shooting is evidence that active shootings are on the rise. To help prepare a community for an active shooter event, public safety agencies must first change the definition of who is considered a first responder. Agencies must train average citizens as first responders who can assist professional emergency responders and help reduce the number of casualties. Learn how the Glendale Police Department in Colorado has conducted an active shooter training program based on the Run Hide Fight Treat program.

Drug Abuse Recognition for Probation and Parole Officers

The majority of individuals in the nation’s criminal justice system have substance abuse issues. Suffice it to say, knowledge of drugs and their effects is very important to anyone working in the criminal justice system, especially those working in probation or parole.

To help officers determine if someone is under the influence of drugs, a group of officers in California developed a program called the drug abuse recognition (DAR) course. The DAR program was developed to help identify individuals currently under the influence of drugs, which makes it ideal for use by probation and parole officers, correctional officers, private industry, and school officials. AMU criminal justice student Keith Graves writes about the benefits of this unique program.

Elder Abuse: A Critical Issue for Law Enforcement

An 86-year-old woman’s adult son moves back in with his mother after a divorce. Unemployed with an alcohol and drug addiction, he starts using his mother’s ATM card at the corner liquor store to withdraw cash to pay off his heroin dealer. When the mother confronts her son about the missing money, he tells her she must be “losing it” and threatens to put her in a nursing home if she ever mentions this to anyone.