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Showing posts with label public safety. Show all posts
Showing posts with label public safety. Show all posts

Saturday, December 22, 2018

6 arrested in sex offender operation in St. Lucie County


Several sex offenders were arrested after St. Lucie County sheriff’s officials said they didn’t notify authorities they had social media accounts, the agency stated Friday.

Sex offenders every six months must go to the jail, register and reconfirm their address, have their photos taken and make other disclosures, such as whether they have a social media account, a sheriff’s official said. Sexual predators must do so every three months, the official said.

“Detectives and analysts with the agency's sex offender unit analyzed more than 400 registered sex offenders in St. Lucie County and found these seven to have social media accounts that were not disclosed to authorities, a requirement by law,” the Sheriff’s Office stated.

Arrested in the initiative, dubbed “Operation Social Justice,” were Darren A. Muldrow, 48; Christopher D. Williams, 48; Kenneth W. Keenan, 63; Alonzo F. Edmond, 32; Dennis L. McMillian, Jr., 37; and 23-year-old Trevor A. Harvey.

Investigators said Dennis L. Lovell, 65, was in violation, but he died before being arrested.

Originally Published 7:23 a.m. PST Dec. 21, 2018.

Saturday, March 24, 2018

FBI, This Week: Hazardous Devices School

The FBI trains and certifies the nation’s more than 3,000 local, state, and federal public safety bomb technicians at its Hazardous Devices School at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.


Mollie Halpern: The FBI trains and certifies the nation’s more than 3,000 local, state, and federal public safety bomb technicians at its Hazardous Devices School at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.

Unit Chief John Stewart says a centralized training program helps make emergency response operate seamlessly…

John Stewart: They all learn the same principles, they're all taught the same procedures, and they all speak the same language. In the event of a big bombing campaign—similar to what we had in Boston, similar to what we're going through in Austin, Texas, right now—when we send in multiple bomb techs from different jurisdictions and federal agencies, they can all operate together.

Halpern: Students are trained in realistic scenarios on the school’s 500 acres.

Eighteen training villages are set up to accommodate about 1,500 students a year earning their certifications, re-certifications, and taking advanced courses.

Stewart: Each village allows us to run a bomb call in the village—and it has a church and a strip mall and a city hall, a school, a fire department, there's train stations, bus stations—we can perform all of our live actions in there. If the procedure requires us to use an explosive tool, we can do that in that village. We don't have to simulate anything.

Halpern: In addition to teaching at the school, FBI Special Agent Bomb Technicians are strategically located at the FBI’s 56 field offices across the country. To learn more, visit With FBI, This Week, I’m Mollie Halpern of the Bureau.



Sunday, December 3, 2017

DOJ - Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Department of Justice

Office of Public Affairs

Readout of Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand Trip to Ottawa, Canada for Trilateral Summit on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls

Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand traveled to Ottawa, Canada on Thursday, Nov. 30, to lead the U.S. delegation in the Trilateral Summit on Violence Against Indigenous Women and Girls.  This is the second meeting of the trilateral working group.  The first was hosted by the U.S. in 2016 and next year’s meeting will be in 2018, hosted by Mexico.

Associate Attorney General Brand met with Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Canada’s Crown-Indigenous and Northern Affairs and Ismerai Betanzos Ordaz, Indigenous Rights Coordinator, Mexican Commission on the Development of Indigenous Rights.

“Tackling the issue of violence against Indigenous women and girls in our region and in the U.S. is not only a matter of criminal justice, but a moral imperative,” said Associate Attorney General Brand.

During the event, the three countries agreed to continue to prioritize the discussions, committing to continue the dialogue in 2018. Government representatives, in partnership with Indigenous women from across North America, will participate in events during the upcoming year, in preparation for the next meeting, which will be hosted by Mexico in the fall of 2018.

Themes discussed at this meeting were the importance of meaningful consultation with indigenous women regarding solutions to violence; promising practices for improving criminal justice responses to violent crimes against Indigenous women and girls; and the need for rigorous data collection to understand the full extent of domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking in Indigenous communities.

To address this need for data, Associate Attorney General Brand has directed the Department’s National Institute of Justice to adapt an ongoing study on violence in Indian Country to add an inquiry about the prevalence rates of human trafficking of American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls.

Canada, Mexico and the United States of America were also pleased to welcome Indigenous women from their respective countries to attend the event as full partners in order to ensure that their voices were included in the discussions. Indigenous women shared their experiences and perspectives, contributing to the development of outcomes for the working group.

The Department of Justice remains committed to addressing violence against indigenous women and girls in all of its forms through aggressive law enforcement and programs that serve victims.  The Department is committed to working with our international partners to share information and develop capabilities to address cross-border crimes like sex and labor trafficking together.

Associate Attorney General Brand’s visit supports the Justice Department’s continuing efforts under the Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety.

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