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By Jinnie Chua

Domestic violence calls are rarely straightforward. From the likely possibility the suspect will be on the scene to the high rate of victim recantations, there are many challenges for officers to face. An 11-year veteran officer shares advice on how to ensure victims are receiving the assistance they need.

By Anthony Galante and Jeremy Nikolow

Drones are very effective at delivering contraband into correctional facilities. They can be flown into tight spaces and can drop packages with extreme precision. These characteristics have caused drones to become a substantial threat to prison security. Unfortunately, there is no simple solution to the problem of drone intrusions within correctional facilities.

By Jeremy Nikolow and Anthony Galante

Retired police officers can be force multipliers when it comes to protecting communities. Learn more about the Law Enforcement Officers’ Safety Act (LEOSA), the federal legislation that allows retired police to carry concealed firearms and continue using their training and experience to serve the community.

On November 12, a double suicide bombing tore through a busy shopping district in Beirut, Lebanon killing at least 43 people and wounding more than 200 others. The next day, six seemingly coordinated attacks devastated Paris, France killing at least 129 people and wounding 352. Both attacks have been claimed by the terror group ISIS, who issued a video warning of further attacks on countries taking part in bombing Syria, specifically threatening to ‘strike’ Washington, D.C.

As the Paris and Beirut terrorist attacks demonstrate, the lines between international and domestic threats are closer than many police officers may realize. However, most police training supports the assumption that international terrorism isn’t something of significant concern to them. To shift this mindset so police officers see a bigger picture of fighting terrorism requires one thing: enhanced training. Here’s how training must be expanded.