These proposed educational awareness initiatives will provide employees the information necessary to better cope with professional and personal challenges, and behavioral wrong turns that may lead to suicide.

Proactive 10 Step Suicide Reduction Program for Law Enforcement

By Vincent J. McNally, MPS Suicide is a major issue of concern within law enforcement, and with the extreme level of scrutiny thrust daily upon Police Departments they need to utilize all...
Learn More about how DHS S&T is working to develop advanced new screening technologies and tools that can find explosives in baggage & more, to improve threat detection capabilities of current X-ray technologies for checked & carry on baggage systems.

DHS S&T to Improve X-Ray Detection with $3.5M in Awards (Multi-Video)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), a  Platinum Award Winner in the 2018 'ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards Program, has awarded a total of nearly $3.5 million in funding...
Last year, nearly 2.3M cases of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia were diagnosed in the United States, hitting the highest number ever reported nationwide, and breaking the previous record set in 2016 by more than 200,000 cases, according to the CDC. Courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

3 STDs Reach Record High in US, CDC says (Learn More, Multi-Video)

Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States in 2017, according to preliminary data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...
National Preparedness Grants

DHS Grant Allocations for FY18 Preparedness Grants Announced

Every day, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) & the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) take steps to keep our nation safe and ensure that we thrive after disasters occur. Whether we...
Canines are trained in environments that simulate where they will work. Here a handler trains a canine on a baggage belt. (Courtesy of the CBP)

Southwest Provides K9 Teams with Mission-Essential Training Aids

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced today a new formal partnership arrangement with Southwest Airlines Co. as part of the Donations Acceptance Program. Under this partnership arrangement, Southwest Airlines will provide CBP...
Homegrown terrorism and mass shootings have sadly become everyday news in the US. As a result, the demand for explosives detection dogs as a deterrent against such crimes is on the increase with one major problem: there are not enough dogs to meet the growing need. The AKC Detection Dog Task Force is working to help with this national security issue. (Courtesy of the AKC)

Calling All K9 Teams: US Dog Detect-ion Conf (Learn More, Multi-Video)

The American Kennel Club will host the 2018 AKC US Dog Detection Conference Tuesday, August 28th – Thursday, August 30th, 2018 in Durham, NC to explore solutions to the shortage of domestic dogs for explosives detection...

CDC: Zika Still a Threat & Babies with Zika Need Attention (Multi- Video)

About 1 in 7 babies now 1 year or older who were born to women with Zika virus infection during pregnancy had one or more health problems possibly caused by exposure...
Planning makes it possible to manage the entire life cycle of a potential crisis. Strategic and operational planning establishes priorities, identifies expected levels of performance and capability requirements, provides the standard for assessing capabilities and helps stakeholders learn their roles.

FEMA’s New Guide for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released the guide "Planning Considerations: Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks" to aid community partners in planning and preparing for complex coordinated terrorist attack scenarios. The guide highlights the unique...
An increasing number of criminals in Massachusetts are taking action to damage their fingers to order to conceal their identities from law enforcement.

Erasing the Evidence: Massachusetts Sees Spike in Fingerprint Alterations

By Hillary Chabot, The Boston Herald and GOPUSA The number of criminals trying to hide their identities by burning, hacking and mutilating their fingerprints is skyrocketing in the Bay State — and...
“You and your brothers and sisters are in every corner of America, working 24 hours a day to courageously and faithfully protect this nation and our people. We are proud of you.” - AG Sessions delivers remarks to FBI, ATF, BOP, and U.S. Marshals student classes at FLETC. (Courtesy of FLETC)

AG Sessions at Federal Law Enforce-ment Training Center (FLETC)(Video)

Remarks as prepared for delivery Thank you, Tom, for that generous introduction, and thank you for your more than 30 years of service in federal law enforcement. You spent most of your career...