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Forum Articles - 2011
LA Community Policing

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Below you'll find the many "Main Articles" from the
LACP website this year, listed by the month
they appeared with a brief description of what's
inside. Scroll down to find them.
 
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Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Dec

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Patrick Murphy, who pioneered community policing, dies Dec
Patrrick Murphy
in 1972
NEW YORK — Patrick V. Murphy, who battled police corruption and urged officers to hold their fire as head of the New York, Detroit and Washington forces during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s, died Friday. He was 91.

Murphy died of a heart attack at a hospital in Wilmington, N.C., his son, Gerard Murphy, said.

“Pat Murphy was the visionary embodiment of police reform,” New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said in a written statement. “In the face of fierce opposition from entrenched police leadership nationally, he revolutionized policy to restrain the use of deadly force.”

Murphy was born in Brooklyn and became a police patrolman after serving as a Navy pilot in World War II. He rose through the ranks of the NYPD, then left to become the top police official in Syracuse, N.Y., in 1962. He later headed the forces in Washington and Detroit.
An End of Year Thank You for Serving Your Communities Dec

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Thank you for
your participation
keeping America
safe in 2011 !!
In 2011, America logged the highest number of major disaster declarations since the inception of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reporting in the 1950s. Events this year included Hurricane Irene which impacted 14 states, fires in the Southwest, the earthquake on the East Coast, flooding in North Dakota, and the devastating tornadoes that hit the Midwest and South. Americans in nearly every state and territory were affected by some type of disaster, and many are still in the recovery process.

That is why we here at FEMA's Individual and Community Preparedness Division would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU for serving your communities and building resiliency in them to these disasters and the ones yet to come. Without your tireless work, much of which is voluntary, disaster survivors wouldn't be as equipped to recover.
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Dec

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SCBA Thermal Performance

Control Systems Security Program

Blueprint for Cybersecurity

Active Shooter: What You Can Do, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Dec
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Child predator watch: Homeland Security Investigations protects children in US and around the world

ICE establishes hotline for detained individuals, issues new detainer form

6 indicted in $4 million Internet scam involving bogus online vehicles sales

Leader of South Texas 'straw purchasing' ring lands 10-year prison sentence

French officers look to ICE HSI for guidance on gang enforcement, and more ..
December is National Critical Infrastructure Protection Month Dec

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Critical Infrastructure
Protection Month
National Critical Infrastructure Protection Month

Protecting the critical infrastructure of the United States and ensuring its continuity are essential to the nation's security, public health and safety, economic vitality, and way of life.
  • What Is Critical Infrastructure?
  • What You Can Do
  • Our Shared Responsibility
  • Learn More
DHS and FEMA Updates Dec

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

CERT Basic Training Participant Manual in Braille and Screen Reader Versions

Give the Gift of Preparedness this Holiday Season

Whole Community and You

Release of New “If You See Something, Say Something Campaign” Spanish-Language PSAs, and more ..
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Local Law Enforcement

Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


State Budget Crisis

California Politics

Pensions & Benefits


Changes in the Law

and much more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Dec
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

US, Mexico seize more than $80 million during Operation Holiday Hoax

12 charged in Panamanian drug trafficking conspiracy

Defendant charged with murder / attempted murder of 2 ICE HSI special agents extradited from Mexico to the US

ICE deports convicted Rwandan to serve sentence for role in 1994 genocide

63 arrested in ICE operation targeting criminal aliens in San Jose area, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Dec

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

FEMA Program Specialist Position Open

FEMA Provides Youth-Based Technical Assistance Workshops

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

FEMA Major Disaster Declarations Update, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Dec
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Business owner pleads guilty to trafficking in counterfeit circuit breakers

Husband and wife charged with sex trafficking teenagers

3 Guatemalan fugitives arrested by ICE in Boston-area

Trinitarios gang members arrested in New York

ICE, federal and local partners, seize 300 kilograms of cocaine in Puerto Rico, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Dec

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Cold Weather Operations

Health Care Innovation Challenge

Regional Disaster Resilience

Compliance Guide for PPE, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Dec

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Local Law Enforcement

Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


State Budget Crisis

California Politics

Pensions & Benefits


Changes in the Law

and much more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Dec

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Suspicious Holiday Mail

Critical Infrastructure Protection Month

Heart Fit for Duty

Safer Ambulance Designs, and more ..
Operation "In Our Sites" protects American online shoppers, cracks down on counterfeiters Dec
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ICE-led IPR Center seizes 150 website domains selling counterfeit and pirated merchandise
from ICE - November 28, 2011

WASHINGTON — To mark the official beginning of the online holiday shopping season, known as Cyber Monday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations, the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center, the Department of Justice and the FBI Washington Field Office have seized 150 website domain names that were illegally selling and distributing counterfeit merchandise.

"For most, the holidays represent a season of good will and giving, but for these criminals, it's the season to lure in unsuspecting holiday shoppers," said ICE Director John Morton. "More and more Americans are doing their holiday shopping online, and they may not realize that purchasing counterfeit goods results in American jobs lost"
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Dec
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Special response teams prep for high risk situations at Ft. Benning

Sophisticated drug tunnel found near San Diego

Former high school teacher sentenced for possession of child pornography

Jamaican national found guilty of assaulting 2 guards at upstate New York federal detention facility

US Government announces campaign to combat demand for counterfeit products, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Dec

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CBRNE Exercise Includes Flu Vaccinations

New Geospatial Website

Lone Wolf Activity

FEMA Think Tank, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Dec

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Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


State Budget Crisis

California Politics

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Changes in the Law

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Preparedness, Response & Recovery Activities & Programs Dec

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Preparedness, Response
& Recovery Activities
& Programs
Activities and programs listed below include links from the Department of Homeland Security component agency Web sites.
Preparing Your Family

Community Preparedness Webinar
Preparedness Planning for Home Health Care Providers
READY--- Citizen Corps
Preparedness Videos

Communications

Communicating in a Crisis
Emergency Communications Partnerships
Preparedness

National Incident Management System
National Response Framework and Resource Center

Disaster Response

Apply for Assistance
National Situation Update for Emergency Managers
Federal Disaster Declarations
Dec 2011 - LAPD Chief of Police Monthly Message Dec
Chief Beck - LAPD Chief
LAPD Chief's Message
December 2011 -- by Chief of Police Charlie Beck

As the calendar turns to December and the end of the year draws upon us, I want to thank you for all of your hard work throughout the year. I know you hear me say it a lot but I feel as though I can't say it enough. It seems as though every year you manage to build upon our successes and achieve results of historic proportions and for that the City owes you a debt of gratitude.

This year was nothing short of outstanding. We are projected to have a 5% decrease in total Part I crime for the year, a tremendous accomplishment. As the City continues to struggle with financial issues you have stayed on course and made a difference.
Federal Judge Sanctions Government in FOIA Lawsuit Nov

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America's largest Muslim
civil liberties and
advocacy organization
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"The Government's deception of the Court was inexcusable"
by CAIR-CA - America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization

The Council on American-Islamic Relations Greater Los Angeles Area and the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California today applauded an order by a U.S. District Court compelling the government to pay legal fees of Muslim groups and individuals because the government "lied" to the court.

In the order imposing sanctions, Judge Cormac Carney wrote: "The Government's deception of the Court was inexcusable. The Court cannot perform its important oversight role mandated by FOIA unless the Government provides it with complete and accurate information. It is the Court, not the Government, who determines what the law requires. The Court must impose monetary sanctions to deter the Government from deceiving the Court again."
DHS and FEMA Updates Nov

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

National Disaster Recovery Framework Webinar is a Huge Success!

FEMA Provides Youth-Based Technical Assistance Workshops

CERT Basic Training Materials Now Available in Spanish

FEMA Individual & Community Preparedness Division, Disaster Alerts and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Nov

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California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


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California Politics

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ICE - Top Stories of the Week Nov
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE arrests 53 during enforcement operation targeting convicted criminal aliens in the Boston-area

2 alien smugglers sentenced to a 17-year combined sentence

Healthcare aid sentence for defrauding elderly couple

Program Global Shield keeps bomb-making chemicals out of terrorists' hands

South Texas man pleads guilty to receiving child pornography, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Nov

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Thanksgiving Holiday Security Awareness

SCADA Systems

Protecting Water Supplies

Vehicle Fires: Assessment and Response Program, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Nov

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Help Us Spread the Word – On November 9, “This is Only a Test”

Community Preparedness Webinar: Introduction to the National Disaster Recovery Framework

American Indian Heritage Month

Region II Trains First Responders in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and more ..
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California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


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California Politics

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and much more ..
Sheriff's deputies to get battlefield-tested technology Nov
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department patrol cars will be outfitted with computer systems used in Iraq that will enable deputies to respond to calls faster and get data on suspects instantly.
by W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times - November 25, 2011

Battlefield technology is coming to the streets of Los Angeles County. Starting this month, one of the nation's major military contractors is outfitting the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's patrol cars with sophisticated computer systems and high-tech gadgetry that has been perfected for the battlefield.
Community policing cost effective response to budget cuts, says DOJ Nov
State and local law enforcement should not abandon community policing due to fewer resources as a result of the economic turndown, says a report from the Justice Department's office of community oriented policing services.

When police departments are forced to make widespread budget cuts, some react by reducing or eliminating community policing programs."Herein lies one of the major fallacies as it relates to community policing. Community policing should not be viewed as a particular program within a department, but rather as a department-wide philosophy," the report says.

In fact, community policing is more cost-effective than traditional policing, the report asserts, mainly because community participation in crime prevention amplifies available policing resources and community partnerships can provide a more efficient distribution of combined police and community resources than reactive policing.
LAPD Chief's Monthly Message - November 2011 Nov

LAPD Chief of Police
Charlie Beck
by Chief of Police Charlie Beck - The month of November holds a special significance for me. Two years ago this month, I had the privilege of being appointed Chief of this proud and distinguished organization. It was an exciting and humbling time for me. More importantly, it was the opportunity of a lifetime. Police work has long been in my blood. I come from a family with deep ties to the LAPD and I wear my badge with tremendous pride. I take very seriously the honor of representing you, the sworn and civilian members of our Department.

As a matter of fact, the best part of the job is the time that I spend with you. Whether it is working patrol, riding with the bike detail and mounted units, or answering 911 calls with our PSRs at Communications Division, I value our time together. I've worked with our garage mechanics, rode with our motor cops and flown as a TFO with Air Support Division. I've done all of this in order to hear what you want from the Department and your Chief. I learn more in a day working with the men and women of the LAPD than I do in a week of meetings in the building. This is the part of my job that I truly love.
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Nov
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

3 Mexican citizens sentenced to 15 years for sex trafficking

ICE HSI investigation leads to discovery of Arizona smuggling tunnel

Major cross-border drug tunnel discovered south of San Diego

ICE deports man who killed 2 during JFK Airport hostage standoff

Milwaukee man from India found guilty in religious worker visa fraud scheme, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Nov

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California Prisons


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Immigration / Border

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Stand Up and Speak Out !! -- Stop Bullying Now !! -- San Fernando Valley !! Nov

Together we can break
the viscous circle
LAPD West Valley Area - Invites you to Stand UP and Speak OUT!
Anti Bullying, Cyber Bullying - Community Meeting

Special Guest: André Birotte Jr. -- United States Attorney, Central District of California
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Contact:
LAPD West Valley Community Relations Office
(818) 374-7690
  Reseda High School Auditorium
18230 Kittridge Street
Reseda, CA

Light refreshments
Free parking
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Nov
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Massachusetts man charged with importing and selling untaxed cigarettes

Brazilian woman convicted of visa fraud conspiracy involving more than 1,000 illegal workers

2 arrested in Georgia worksite enforcement operation

2 sentenced for role in gang-run juvenile sex trafficking scheme

First Tennessee business becomes IMAGE partner with ICE, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Nov

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GIS for the Emergency Services

Air Bag Dangers for Responders

Infectious Disease Exposure List for Emergency Responders

Public Information Officer Awareness Training, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Nov

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Local Law Enforcement

Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


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California Politics

Pensions & Benefits


Changes in the Law

and much more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Nov
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Texas hotel owner sentenced to 15 years in federal prison for smuggling and harboring illegal aliens, money laundering and income tax fraud

6 men plead guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in the Washington, DC-area

2 Bulgarian nationals sentenced for ATM skimming

Grand jury indicts New Mexico woman for firearms trafficking

Website operator indicted for illegally streaming copyrighted sporting events, and more ..
New inspector general named to L.A. Police Commission Nov
New inspector general named to L.A. Police Commission

The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday announced its new inspector general.

Alexander Bustamante, 39, currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California, was chosen by the commission to take over the watchdog office.
FEMA, FCC Announce Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System Nov
This is a
TEST
Test scheduled for November 9, 2011, at 2:00 PM ET/11:00 AM PT
Similar to local Emergency Alert System tests

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The national test will occur on Wednesday, November 9 at 2pm ET/11am PT will last 30 seconds.
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Nov

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Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System

Marijuana Grow Operations Response Program

Emergency Vehicle Safety Study

Jamming Devices, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Nov

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Local Law Enforcement

Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


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California Politics

Pensions & Benefits


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CAIR-CA Welcomes Dream Act and Legislation Targeting Bullying Oct

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America's largest Muslim
civil liberties and
advocacy organization
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Applaud Gov. Brown and state lawmakers for passing two key pieces of legislation
by CAIR-CA - America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization

(LOS ANGELES, CA, 10/14/11) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations, California chapter (CAIR-CA) today applauded Gov. Brown and state lawmakers for passing two key pieces of legislation, thereby ensuring higher education for more Californians and making schools safer for students. Brown and the California Legislature signed the second part of the state Dream Act, AB 131, into law this month after Brown signed the first part of the bill (AB 130) in late July. Passage of the other piece of legislation this month, AB 9 (also commonly called Seth's Law), now requires schools to strengthen their policies around school-related discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security Counterterrorism: Activities & Programs Oct
.
DHS
Counterterrorism
UPDATE
This information has recently been updated, and is now available

Law Enforcement
DHS and FEMA Updates Oct

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Community Preparedness Webinar: Introduction to the National Disaster Recovery Framework

FEMA's App Now Available in iTunes Store

ShakeOut, Don't FreakOut – An Earthshaking Success!

Halloween Fire Safety, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Oct

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This INFOGRAM is distributed weekly to provide members of the Emergency Services Sector with information concerning the protection of their critical infrastructures.

2011 National Gang Threat Assessment

National Fire Incident Reporting System

Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster

Digital Coast, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Oct
.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

New Boston-based forensic lab helps ICE intensify investigative efforts

National Bulk Cash Smuggling Center wages war on criminals' assets

ICE announces year-end removal numbers

Operation Predator leads to child pornography sentence for North Dakota man

ICE HSI seizes $3 million worth of counterfeit gods at D.C.-area flea market, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Oct

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Announced

National Test of the Emergency Alert System

ShakeOut, Don't FreakOut!

Supporting School Safety through Teen CERT, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Oct

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Local Law Enforcement

Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


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California Politics

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FEMA Honors Achievement in Community Preparedness Oct
2011 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the winners of the 2011 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. These annual awards recognize the innovative practices and achievements of organizations and individuals across the nation that work to make our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage any emergency situation.
The Great California ShakeOut is this Thursday, Oct 20. Have you signed up? Oct
On October 20 at 10:20 a.m., millions of people will participate in the 2011 Great California ShakeOut!

The ShakeOut Drill is scheduled for 10:20 AM on October 20, 2011. This means that wherever you are at that moment - at home, at work, at school, anywhere - you should Drop, Cover, and Hold On as if there were a major earthquake occurring at that very moment, and stay in this position for at least 60 seconds.

There will not be any freeway closures, power outages, or other simulated effects of the hypothetical earthquake, unless your local government or utility company specifically notifies you about something of this nature
It's Fire Prevention Week! Protect Your Family from Fire! Oct
   
Kicking Off Fire Prevention Week - by Glenn Gaines
Deputy U.S. Fire Administrator for the U.S. Fire Administration
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We often say it takes a team to prepare and be ready for disasters. This week, USFA and other members of the emergency management team will be providing tips to make our families and homes safer everyday so that we are better prepared for emergencies.This week is Fire Prevention Week, and I'm proud the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) is working with National Fire Protection Association and hundreds of other organizations to promote this year's theme: It's Fire Prevention Week! Protect Your Family from Fire!
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Oct

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Terrorism Response Checklist and Guide

National Preparedness Goal

All-Hazards Position Specific Training

Regional Healthcare Coordination, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Oct

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Webinar: Nationwide Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test

National Preparedness: Stay Involved All Year Long

First National Preparedness Goal Announced

It's National Fire Prevention Week! .. and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Oct

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Local Law Enforcement

Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


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Immigration / Border

LA City Government


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ICE - Top Stories of the Week Oct
.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE HSI works to take down fraudulent telemarketing network in Jamaica

ICE HSI returns stolen painting to France

Texas gang members face federal drug charges

ICE-led multi-agency operation yields 17 arrests in Arizona

Tampa man pleads guilty to drug trafficking and money laundering; faces life sentence, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Oct

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Rad Resilient City Fallout Preparedness

All-Hazards Position Task Books

Responding to Water Main Breaks

Controlling and Communicating Information, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Oct

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Sheriff Lee Baca listens to LA County jail inmate complaints at town hall meeting Oct

An effort to show that the Sheriff's Department is transparent, can fix its own problems and hears out its inmates.
The session, which was opened up to The Times and a local TV station, offered a candid glimpse into the living conditions of jail inmates. - More than 100 prisoners, many shaved and tattooed, crowded into the hard pews of the Men's Central Jail chapel and craned their necks to get a good look at "The Man." Sheriff Lee Baca, the top authority figure in Los Angeles County's troubled jail system, had summoned them for a rare town-hall-style meeting Saturday morning. The reason for the gathering? Allegations of abusive behavior on the part of jail guards and the disclosure of a federal law enforcement probe into Baca's jails. "I want to hear your concerns," the sheriff told the men, all denizens of the aging jail's infamous third floor, where many use-of-force incidents occur. "Don't hold it back."
DHS and FEMA Updates Oct

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

National Preparedness Month Coalition Member Sign-up

Crime Prevention Month

Fire Prevention Week is Almost Here!

National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Oct
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

4 hotel operators arrested for filing false DHS documents

New book features ICE agent's role in major drug cartel takedown

ICE deports Mexican fugitive wanted for murder

Mother given 10 year sentence for allowing husband to take pornographic photographs of her minor daughter

Store owner pleads guilty to food stamp fraud, and more ..
Stand Up and Speak Out !! -- Stop Bullying Now !! Oct

Together we can break the viscous circle
Anti Bullying, Cyber Bullying Community Meeting - Bullying is the most under reported public safety issue in schools today. 160,000 students don't go to school everyday for fear of being bullied.

Wed, Oct 12, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Contact:
LAPD Northeast Community Relations
213 / 485-4528
  Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies
Multi Purpose Room

Northeast Area, LAPD
2050 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Oct

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Residential Building Fires Topical Report

Assessing Vulnerability in Communities

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Private Sector Resources Catalog 3.0, and more ..
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DHS and FEMA Updates Oct

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

National Preparedness Month: Get An Emergency Kit

"If You See Something, Say Something™" Campaign Partnerships Announced

FEMA Launches Ready Indian Country Preparedness Campaign

Join Our "Preparedness Considerations for Aging Americans" Webinar, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Sept
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Ninjavideo founder pleads guilty to criminal copyright conspiracy

San Diego-area employer partners with ICE to ensure legal workforce and prevent fraud

165 kilograms of cocaine seized from vessel during multi-agency operation

ICE arrests more than 2,900 convicted criminal aliens, fugitives in enforcement operation throughout all 50 states

Cruise ship passengers arrested for attempting to transport cocaine, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Sept

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Physical and Personnel Security

National Disaster Recovery Framework

Quick Drills for Fire Department Personnel

USFA Report on Firefighter Fatalities, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Sept

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

NPM Events, Coalition Member Sign-up, Webinars and "Gettging Real II" Conference

Webinars ! Improving Disaster Preparedness Through Education

FEMA Emergency Declarations Updates

"Preparedness Considerations for Aging Americans" Webinar, and more ..
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Stand Up and Speak Out !! -- Stop Bullying Now !! Sept

Together we can break the viscous circle
Anti Bullying, Cyber Bullying Community Meeting - Bullying is the most under reported public safety issue in schools today. 160,000 students don't go to school everyday for fear of being bullied.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Contact:
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213 / 485-4528
  Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies
Multi Purpose Room (capacity for 1000)

Northeast Area, LAPD
2050 San Fernando Road
Los Angeles, CA 90065
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Sept
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE and US attorney return stolen paintings

'Raza Unida' gang leader sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for racketeering

Grocery store owners, food stamp recipient plead guilty in fraud case

microMEDIA Imaging Systems, Inc. becomes ICE IMAGE partner

ICE combats maritime smuggling along the California coast, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Sept

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

CERT National Program Office Update

Countdown to National Preparedness Month. Are YOU a Coalition Member?

Secretary Napolitano Honors Firefighters in New York

Red Cross Urges Preparedness For Hurricane Irene, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Sept

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“Struck-by” Incidents Continue

NIMS Training Program

NIMS Guideline for Credentialing Personnel

Establishing Risk-Reduction Priorities, and more ..
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ICE - Top Stories of the Week Sept
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Los Angeles-area immigration consultants charged in asylum fraud scheme

IFCO senior managers plead guilty to unlawful employment of illegal aliens

25 arrested in Chicago area during ICE operation targeting gang members

ICE HSI repatriates pre-Columbian bowl to Belize

Mexican fugitive wanted for murder removed from US, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Sept

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Community Resilience Initiative

Active Shooter Awareness Virtual Roundtable

Chemical Transportation Emergency Center

SAFENET Field Card, and more ..
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FEMA reminds you: September is National Preparedness Month Sept

National Preparedness Month
Eighth Annual National Preparedness Month in September: "A Time to Remember. A Time to Prepare," Encourages Americans to Take Simple Steps to Prepare for Emergencies

WASHINGTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Ready Campaign, in partnership with Citizen Corps and the Ad Council, today announced the launch of new web tools that will make it easier for individuals and organizations throughout the nation to join the 2011 National Preparedness Month (NPM) coalition and pledge their support to help prepare their families, businesses and communities for emergencies of all kinds.
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Sept
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

3 individuals sentenced in Mexico for human trafficking

Puerto Rican man sentenced to 15 years in prison for possession and distribution of child porn

'America's Most Wanted' fugitive arrested

FLETC opens $2.5M state-of-the-art ICE Academy classroom complex

ICE deports Mexican fugitive wanted for murder, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Sept

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Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Attacks

Public Health Preparedness Guidance

Chemical Suicides Training Program

“Anonymous” Operations, and more ..
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FEMA - Helping Americans Prepare in Advance of an Emergency Sept
New Digital Communications Recommendations
by FEMA - August 31, 2011

WASHINGTON - Recent weather events such as Hurricane Irene, the earthquake on the East Coast and other natural disasters highlight the need for Americans to prepare for emergencies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the American Red Cross, the Ad Council and Google Crisis Response are collaborating to launch a new preparedness web resource, Get Tech Ready, on behalf of the Ready campaign.
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Sept
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

13 arrested in international car theft ring

Iowa roofing business owner pleads guilty to harboring illegal aliens

'America's Most Wanted' fugitive arrested

Owners/operators of New Mexico gun shop arrested on federal firearms-smuggling & money-laundering charges

60 indicted in massive drug and gun sting operation, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Sept

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Earthquake Preparedness

Emergency Vehicle Responses during Hurricanes

Pipeline Emergencies

National Strategy for CBRNE Standards, and more ..
Ten years after 9/11, we remember and reflect - the LAPPL Aug
The Los Angeles Police Protective League is the union that represents the rank and file LAPD officers

A lot has changed in our country since the morning of September 11, 2001; the most noticeable being tightened security at American airports and borders, and a decade of military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Through all of it, members of the LAPD family have been involved.

Undoubtedly, each of you vividly remembers the moment you heard about or saw the planes crashing into the Twin Towers and the subsequent attack on the Pentagon and the hijacking of Flight 93, which crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
Ten Years After: The FBI Since 9/11 Aug
By all accounts, the morning of September 11, 2001 was a pivotal point in American history—and for the FBI.
The ensuing investigation was the most massive in the history of the Bureau. The attacks led to far-reaching changes in the organization, which quickly made prevention of terrorist strikes its overriding priority and deliberately set out to be more predictive and intelligence-driven in addressing all major national security and criminal threats. Here you can find a range of materials on both the 9/11 investigation and how the FBI has changed in the past decade. We will be adding more information in the weeks to come.
How We’ve Changed
Inside the Investigation
FBI Heroes
By The Numbers
Response & Recovery - Flights
New York City
The Pentagon
Pennsylvania
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LA Times - EDITORIAL -- Walter Bagdasarian's rant: Loathsome but legal Aug
EDITORIAL - Not for the first time, someone's repugnant speech has benefited from a robust — and correct — interpretation of the 1st Amendment.

A San Diego-area man who used the "N-word" to describe Barack Obama and said that he "will have a 50 cal in the head soon" was guilty of despicable conduct. What he wasn't guilty of, a federal appeals court has ruled, was the crime of threatening a then-presidential candidate. Not for the first time, a loathsome individual has benefited from a robust — and correct — interpretation of the 1st Amendment.
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Aug

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Hurricane Irene Approaches

Making Emergency Responses Safer

9/11 Phishing Campaign

Copper Thefts Increase, and more ..
Ten years after 9/11, we remember and reflect - the LAPPL Aug
The Los Angeles Police Protective League is the union that represents the rank and file LAPD officers

A lot has changed in our country since the morning of September 11, 2001; the most noticeable being tightened security at American airports and borders, and a decade of military action in Afghanistan and Iraq. Through all of it, members of the LAPD family have been involved.

Undoubtedly, each of you vividly remembers the moment you heard about or saw the planes crashing into the Twin Towers and the subsequent attack on the Pentagon and the hijacking of Flight 93, which crashed in a field in Pennsylvania.
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Aug

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ICE - Top Stories of the Week Aug
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE and CBP return 67 artifacts to the Dominican Republic

HSI shuts down Arizona smuggling tunnel

Forensic Document Lab serves as authentication authority

Iranian national sentenced to 51 months for illegally exporting missile parts

Guatemalan national sentenced to 24 months for illegally re-entering the US, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Aug

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

I'm Too Prepared to Be Scared—Is YOUR Event on the NPM Calendar?

Emergency Planning Video for People with Access, Functional Needs Released

Ten Days to Go—Submit Your Application for the 2011 Individual and Community Preparedness Awards Today!

Now is the Time to Become a Coalition Member for National Preparedness Month, and more ..

Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center

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Dumpster Fire Precautions

EMP Attack Awareness

Chemical Emergencies Website

Public Health Emergency Response Guide, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Aug

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Los Angeles Children Learning to Say NO to Bullying Aug

Monica Harmon
LAPD / community volunteer Monica Harmon present a program for kids
EDITOR'S NOTE: The actions taken by community members can make a BIG difference. Here's an update on our good friend Monica Harmon's ongoing Anti-Bullying Campaign that she's been presenting in partnership with LAPD since March. See the articles / story inside.
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Stand Up and Speak Out !! - Anti Bullying, Cyber Bullying Community Meeting
Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 6:00 pm. - Tarzana (see details inside)
DHS and FEMA Updates Aug

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

National Preparedness Month Update Webinar TODAY

How DHS is Countering Violent Extremism

Leveraging Homeland Security Resources to Support Schools

Sharing Lessons Learned at the African American Leadership Summit, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Aug
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Wanted Costa Rican man removed from US

Cyber Crimes Center takes down online criminals

Connecticut federal judge orders restitution to victims of child sex abuser

Pennsylvania man charged with possessing child pornography

Pennsylvania man charged with possessing child pornography, and more ..
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ICE - Individuals on 5 continents involved in child exploitation network Aug
Investigation serves as largest in US history, led by ICE's Homeland Security Investigations

from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) - August 3, 2011

WASHINGTON - Law enforcement officials announced today the unsealing of three indictments and one complaint charging a total of 72 individuals for their participation in an international criminal network dedicated to the sexual abuse of children and the creation and dissemination of graphic images and videos of child sexual afbuse throughout the world. The charges are the result of an extensive investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Aug

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Cyber Attacks Target Emergency Services

Civil Unrest Preparations

EMS Workforce Agenda for the Future

Assistance to Firefighters Grant, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Aug

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Webinar Tues. 9th: National Preparedness Month Update - August 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. EDT

Presentations by
Joshua DuBois, Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
David Myers, Director, DHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships
Darryl Madden, Director, FEMA's Ready Campaign
Paulette Aniskoff, Director, FEMA Individual & Community Preparedness Division
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Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Aug

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National Preparedness Month

West Nile Virus Vigilance

First Responder Autism Awareness

First Responder Documentary Standards, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week July
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Flagstaff family indicted in forced labor scheme

ICE fines New England companies hiring unlawful employees

Border Enforcement Security Task Force launched in Norfolk

19 charged in nationwide drug trafficking, money laundering conspiracy

Mexican fugitive wanted for murdering off-duty Border Patrol agent removed from US, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates July

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Add Your Event to the National Preparedness Month Calendar

Join the FEMA Team as a Community Preparedness Specialist

Regional Youth Preparedness Workshop Held in Morgantown, West Virginia

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Continues to Track Heat Wave, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center July

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Initiating a BC or COOP Program

Emergency Vehicle Security

Third Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service

Technologies for Critical Incident Preparedness, and more ..
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Read the Progress REPORT from DHS -- Implementing 9/11 Commission Recommendations July
from Dept of Homeland Security - July 21, 2011 - (pdf file, 69 pages)

Seven years after the release of the 9/11 Commission report, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today released a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report highlighting the significant progress that DHS, along with its many partners, have made in fulfilling specific recommendations by the 9/11 Commission to build a country that is stronger, safer and more resilient.

The United States has made significant progress in securing the nation from terrorism since the September 11, 2001 attacks. Nevertheless, work remains as the terrorist threats facing the country have evolved in the last ten years, and continue to change.

Following 9/11, the federal government moved quickly to develop a security framework to protect our country from large-scale attacks directed from abroad, while enhancing federal, state, and local capabilities to prepare for, respond to, and recover from threats and disasters at home. A key element of this framework included the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in March, 2003, bringing together 22 separate agencies and offices into a single, Cabinet-level department.
L.A. County is seeing a spike in deputy-fraud allegations July

LA County Sheriff
Deputy - fraud
alligations ?
Watchdog agency says rise in financial crimes may be linked to overtime cuts, because many had become dependent on the extra income. In one case, a deputy torched his car and sought an insurance payout.

by Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times - July 19, 2011

Several Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been entangled in fraud allegations in the last year, a spike that the department's watchdog says may be linked to overtime cuts pushing cash-strapped deputies to commit crimes.

One deputy torched his own car for an insurance payout, another fabricated a burglary and a third enlisted a fellow cop to help him drive his car to Mexico, where he abandoned it and later claimed it was stolen. Two other deputies are facing federal charges in an alleged mortgage fraud scheme, according to the report provided to The Times Monday by the Office of Independent Review.
New discipline policy at LAPD -- what do you think about it? July
EDITOR'S NOTE: Over the years, we at LA Community Policing have watched with a critical eye the various methods used to keep police officers in-line, and above reproach. We believe a law enforcement officer by the very nature of his or her position and role in society, should strive to maintain the highest standard of behavior.

When we launched the LACP effort as our response to the events of 9-11 there was a system of discipline in place so severe that many saw it as almost draconian. Many officers left the force rather then submit to it.

In later years, the department learned to differentiate between smaller complaints that could be quickly dealt with by a Captain (commanding officer) and others that required a more in-depth investigation. The following article discusses yet another variation on LAPD's discipline policy, a policy that's constantly being reviewed and updated.
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center July

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Hot Weather Safety Tips

Preventing Social Engineering

Wildfire Air Medical Evacuation

Hot Topics Research for Emergency Medical Services, and more ..
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DHS and FEMA Updates July

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

National Preparedness Month September 2011: A Time to Remember, A Time to Prepare.

Summer Fire Safety Tips from FEMA

Citizen Corps Partners and Affiliates Updates

Red Cross Continues Disaster Response in New Mexico and North Dakota, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center July

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Managing the Wildland-Urban Interface

Amateur Radio Community

Cyber Terrorism Awareness

Continuity of Operations Webinar Series, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week July
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE makes arrests and seizes cultural artifacts stolen from Egypt

ICE seizes 2,300 pounds of marijuana with a street value of more than $2 million

ICE removes former member of Guatemalan army linked to 1980s massacre

ICE arrests Florida's most wanted fugitive in Waco, Texas

United States, Mexico resume voluntary interior repatriation program, and more ..
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LA's Sheriff Baca wants his deputies to supervise state parolees -- UPDATED July

Should LA County
Sheriff Deputies
supervise parolees?
In 57 of 58 counties, probation agencies will oversee parolees. But in L.A. County, the sheriff wants that responsibility — and the money that will come along with it. Critics call it a power grab.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was inside the governor's office with about a dozen other sheriffs and probation chiefs from across the state when he floated an unusual idea.

The working assumption had been that the thousands of parolees being passed from the state to the local level would be handled by county probation officers, who already do that sort of work. And indeed, in 57 of 58 counties they will be.

But Baca announced that in L.A. County, he wanted them. The proposal was unprecedented: No law enforcement agency in the nation, officials say, handles parole or probation supervision, a task decidedly more oriented toward social work.
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center July

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Seat Belts: A Continuing Issue

Community Preparedness Measures

Criminal Intelligence Resources Guide

National 9-1-1 Assessment Guidelines, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates July

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 19-25, 2011

White House Summit on Improving Public Safety Communications

North Dakota Citizen Corps Uses Social Media to Keep Citizens Informed

NSC Starts 'On the Road, Off the Phone' Week, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week July
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Mexican woman convicted of bulk cash smuggling using stuffed toy animals

114 individuals indicted on drug trafficking and money laundering in Puerto Rico

Michigan dairy farmers plead guilty to employing illegal aliens, fined $2.7 million

Counterfeit Major League Baseball clothing seized during World Series being donated to Haiti's needy

13 arrested in San Juan during ICE-led anti-gang operation, and more ..
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Preparedness, Response and Recovery Publications June


Publications for U.S.
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Homeland Security
The publications listed here may include reports, plans, strategies, federal register notices, brochures, or newsletters. This information has recently been updated, and is now available:
National Emergency Communications Plan
Moving Towards Credentialing Interoperability
National Response Framework
Critical Infrastructure Key Resources Support Annex
National Incident Management System
U.S. Fire Administration Publications
  National Strategy for Homeland Security
Tactical Interoperable Communications Scorecards
National Preparedness Guidelines
Cyber Storm II Final Report
National Health Security Strategy (NHSS)
National Interoperability Field Operations Guide
LAPD Announces the Launch of New and Improved Crime Mapping June

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200 US agencies now use
CrimeMapping services,
& another 100 will soon
CrimeMapping.com

by LAPD - LAPDonline.org

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department today launched a new crime mapping system on its website, www.lapdonline.org. The LAPD is committed to promoting trust and transparency with the communities it serves. By collaborating with “The Omega Group,” users will be able to see Part One crime reports updated daily.

The Omega Group has been building advanced internal facing mapping applications for law enforcement since 1992. CrimeMapping.com was created in 2008 in an effort to help extend the reach of law enforcement by keeping the public well informed about recent crime activity. “There are presently over 200 agencies live at the site with another 100 in our staging environment being tested to go live soon,” said Milan Mueller, President of The Omega Group.
Dept of Homeland Security - Training Programs for Infrastructure Partners June

FREE DHS Training
Programs for YOU !!
Training Programs for Infrastructure Partners

The Department's Office of Infrastructure Protection (IP) offers a wide array of training programs and resources, free of charge, to government and private sector partners.

These web-based classroom courses and training materials provide government officials and critical infrastructure owners and operators with the knowledge and skills needed to implement critical infrastructure protection and resilience activities.

LEARN / TRAIN ABOUT: Counterterrorism | Border Security | Preparedness, Response, Recovery | Immigration | Cybersecurity
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center June

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Measles Health Advisory

Independence Day Preparatory Measures

Citizen and Responder Fireworks Safety

Fire and EMS Training Program, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch June

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DHS and FEMA Updates June

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Winning Essay: "On the Challenge of Assessing National Preparedness"

DHS Radiological and Nuclear Detection Efforts Are Off to the Races

Consider Being a Supervisory Exercise Program Specialist for FEMA

Stay Safe During Heat Waves, and more ..
America's New Drug Problem: Snorting 'Bath Salts' June
Products sold legally at convenience stores and on the Internet as bath salts and plant foods

All over the U.S., bath salts are being sold with names like “Ivory Wave,” “White Lightning” and “Hurricane Charlie.”

But these aren’t your average bath salts that you pour into the bathtub to soak in after a long, hard day to relax – these so-called bath salts are intended to be snorted, smoked or injected – and users are getting high off of them.

The Drug Enforcement Administration does not regulate these substances, but they are under federal scrutiny, as the effects of these salts are comparable to methamphetamine abuse, according to poison control centers and other law enforcement agencies. Law officers say some of the substances are being shipped from Europe, but origins are still unclear.
As Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins, FEMA Urges All Americans to be Prepared June


Everyone needs to
be prepared, not just
those in hurricane
prone states, but also
areas well inland
Individuals, Families, Small Businesses Can Visit www.ready.gov to Get Ready for Hurricanes & other Disasters

from FEMA - June 1, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Today, June 1, marks the official start of the 2011 North Atlantic hurricane season, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been working closely with its federal, state, local and tribal partners, the private sector, voluntary organizations and the entire emergency management team to ensure we are ready for the upcoming season. As part of those efforts, today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, along with other partners, will brief President Obama on the federal government's preparations for the upcoming season.
ICE - Top Stories of the Week June
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE arrests more than 2,400 convicted criminal aliens, fugitives in enforcement operation throughout all 50 states

ICE deports man wanted in Brazil for counterfeiting money

Baltimore store owner sentenced to 30 months in prison for selling counterfeit luxury apparel and accessories

ICE assists Mexican authorities in seizing more than $2.4 million concealed inside telephone cable

Customs Cross Designation Program extends ICE HSI authorities to law enforcement partners, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center June

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NETC Learning Resource Center

Fire Operations for Photovoltaic Emergencies

Post Blast/Active Shooter Reference Card

Preventing Firefighter Vehicle Accident Deaths, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch June

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DHS and FEMA Updates June

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Hurricane Season 2011: Stay Informed Online or on Your Phone

Outstanding Volunteers Honored for Impact at National Service Conference

Rural America: Building Upon a Record of Success

Empowering Business, Government and Nonprofit Leaders to Act Together in Times of Crisis, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week June
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

6 charged in New Jersey with international alien smuggling conspiracy

67 arrested in Dallas-Fort Worth area during 5-day ICE-led anti-gang operation

Federal agencies launch "Operation Chain Reaction"

Fugitive apprehended at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport

Pastor sentenced to 1 year for visa fraud, ordered to forfeit building that housed former religious school, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center June

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Smuggler Operations in Wildfire Areas

New Fire Prevention Advocacy Toolkit

Safety Week 2011

CBRNIAC Technical Services, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch June

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DHS and FEMA Updates June

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

"Map Your Neighborhood" is Challenge.gov Winner

New Ready Business PSAs Urge Small Businesses to Prepare in Advance for an Emergency

Consider Working with FEMA in Disaster Preparedness

Red Cross Teams Up with Dr. Oz and Sharecare to Launch Lifesaving App, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week June
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

5 managers and supervisors at Mambo Seafood indicted for harboring illegal aliens

ICE shares more than $470,000 with the Anne Arundel County Police Department

11 arrested following their grand jury indictment for using fraudulent documents to gain employment in the US

Kansas man who lived in Rwanda during 1994 genocide convicted of visa fraud

Convicted weapons dealer sentenced to federal prison, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center June

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MRSA Risks Continue

Chemical Suicide Hazmat Danger

NIMS Compliance Assistance Support Tool

2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshops, and more ..
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch June

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DHS and FEMA Updates June

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Resilience: From Buzzword to Common Vision

FEMA Administrator Calls Amateur Radio “The Last Line of Defense”

CDC Unveils Innovative Preparedness Tool Using "Zombie Apocalypse"

CDC Unveils Innovative Preparedness Tool Using "Zombie Apocalypse", and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center June

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Mitigation Planning

Emergency Response Plans

Meth Labs: Continuing Danger

Residential Building Fires Topical Reports, and more ..
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DHS and FEMA Updates May

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

A Message from FEMA's Private Sector Office

DHS Announces Grant Guidance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Preparedness Grants

FY 11 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

This is Hurricane Preparedness Week ! , and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week May
.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE takes down gang members in Florida

108 arrested at Phoenix human smuggling drop house

"Operation In Our Sites" continues to target counterfeiters

ERO Officers deport fugitive wanted for murder in Mexico

Using ICE SC program to assist with identification and removal of aliens with criminal histories, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center May

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NTAS Interim Stakeholders Handbook

National Hurricane Preparedness Week

RAD Operations Training

Guidance for FY 11 Preparedness Grants, and more ..
The "New York Says Thank You" Foundation May
Started in 2003 at the suggestion of a 5-year-old boy, "The New York Says Thank You" Foundation has grown into one of the Nation's leading organizations to transform the 9/11 Anniversary into a positive, hands-on platform for national volunteer service.

Each year on the 9/11 Anniversary, we send hundreds of volunteers from New York along with disaster survivors from around the country to help rebuild communities around the US recovering from disaster. It's our way of saying “Thank You” for all the love and support Americans from across the country extended to New Yorkers in the days, weeks, and months following September 11.

The secret to our growing “Pay It Forward” movement is very simple: What we do is about 9/12.

Welcome to "The New York Says Thank You" Foundation.

DHS and FEMA Updates May

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Experts Meet on Catastrophe Planning and Critical Infrastructure

New York City Unveils First-In-The-Nation Mobile Devices Public Safety System

National Emergency Medical Services Week 15-21 May 2011

Your Guide To The Disaster Recovery Process, and more ..
Public Safety, the First Line of Defense May
Los Angeles: Every day the men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department willingly place themselves in situations that are potentially life threatening. Law enforcement is a profession that is inherently dangerous, but the rise of attacks on police officers and officer deaths nationwide should serve as a reminder that violence against LAPD officers and the communities they protect and serve should never be tolerated.

According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc, after a two-year decline in law enforcement fatalities, 2010 showed a marked increase in the United States for police deaths. In cases where officers were assaulted, 76 were killed. So far this year, there have been 33 deaths by assault in the line of duty, compared to 26 year to date in 2010, a 23-percent increase.
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch May

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ICE - Top Stories of the Week May
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE announces expanded list of science, technology, engineering, and math degree programs

5 arrested in Austin-based visa fraud scam

ICE and CBP officials return cultural artifacts to Peru

ICE deports illegal alien wanted for murder in Mexico

ICE arrests 4 and seizes more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine in Puerto Rico, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center May

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Wildland Arson Prevention

Lightweight Wood Frame Structure Fires

Bomb Arson Tracking System

Anhydrous Ammonia Online Training, and more ..
One of LAPD's Finest - SLO Deon Joseph May

Officer Deon Joseph
"the Skid Row SLO"
Treasures of Los Angeles Honors LAPD's "Skid Row SLO"

On Thursday April 28, 2011, Police Officer Deon Joseph was honored at the Central City Association's 17th annual “Treasures of Los Angeles” awards banquet. Officer Joseph is a 16 year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department. From day one he has worked putting bad guys behind bars and helping the disadvantaged. Officer Joseph's true passion exploded while being the Senior Lead Officer in charge of the skid row area. He is known as a true hero there. He has worked day and night to keep the skid row community free from crime and disorder. He doesn't do it because he has to; he does it because he wants to. The people of skid row feel secure knowing that Officer Joseph will do whatever it takes to keep them safe.
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch May

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DHS and FEMA Updates May

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Reminder: Webinar Today at 2:00 EDT - "Disaster Training Opportunities Available to the Public"

Even During Tornado Recovery Be Cautious Against Severe Weather and Flooding

Funding to Strengthen Interoperable Emergency Communications Along and Across U.S. Borders

NOAA Releases Aerial Imagery of Tuscaloosa Tornado Damage, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center May

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HSIN Emergency Services Information Sharing

Hoax White Powder Letters

Disaster Preparedness Steps

Fraudulent Charitable Contributions, and more ..
News Conference: the Death of Osama Bin Laden May

No longer WANTED
Muslim Community and Local Law Enforcement Hold
News Conference to Discuss the Death of Osama Bin Laden


from LAPD - May 5, 2011

Los Angeles: On May 3, 2011, the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) along with local law enforcement and elected officials held a news conference to discuss the death of Osama Bin Laden. Present at the conference were LAPD Deputy Chief Mike Downing Commanding Officer of Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau, FBI Special Agent in Charge Steve Gomez, Sheriff Lee Baca, City Coucil President Eric Garcetti, Salam Al- Marayati President of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, and other leaders of the Muslim community.
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch May

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CAIR Welcomes Elimination of Osama Bin Laden May

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America's largest Muslim
civil liberties and
advocacy organization
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(ANAHEIM, CA, 5/1/2011) - A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today welcomed the announcement of the elimination of Osama bin Laden as a threat to America and the world.

In a statement issued following President Obama's announcement of bin Laden's death, the Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) said: "We join our fellow citizens in welcoming the announcement that Osama bin Laden has been eliminated as a threat to our nation and the world through the actions of American military personnel. As we have stated repeatedly since the 9/11 terror attacks, bin Laden never represented Muslims or Islam. In fact, in addition to the killing of thousands of Americans, he and Al Qaeda caused the deaths of countless Muslims worldwide. We also reiterate President Obama's clear statement tonight that the United States is not at war with Islam."
DHS and FEMA Updates May

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

President Declares a Major Disaster for Alabama

Reminder: Webinar Today at 2:00 EDT - "Building Partnerships in Financial Preparedness"

Strengthening Disaster Financial Counseling Resources

WX4NHC Assistant Coordinator Honored at National Hurricane Conference, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week May
.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE special agents arrest El Paso man on child pornography charges

3 men indicted in alleged gang murder following probe by ICE, Daly City Police Department

DMV examiners and customers charged with document fraud

Bay Area university president indicted for student visa fraud scheme

4 charged after feds thwart maritime alien smuggling attempt in Orange County, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center May

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Increased Vigilance

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office

International Atomic Energy Agency Products

Active Shooter: What You Can Do, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates May

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Secretary Napolitano Announces Implementation of National Terrorism Advisory System

Admin. Fugate from the National Hurricane Conference

Secretaries Napolitano, Duncan Call on School and Colleges to Participate in April Earthquake Drill

HAMS Provide Communications Support during West Texas Wildfires, and more ..
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ICE - Top Stories of the Week April
.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE arrests airline employees for involvement in international drug smuggling

ICE deports Colombian national linked with terrorist organization

ICE and CBP officials return pre-Columbian artifacts to Panama

ICE's Victim Assistance Program puts victims' needs first

5 members of multi-million dollar drug and money smuggling cell plead guilty, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center April

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National Terrorism Advisory System

National Level Exercise 2011

2011 Hurricane Season Planning

Information Sharing Guidebook, and more ..
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Schools and Colleges to Participate in April Earthquake Drill April

Teaming up with
US Dept of Ed
Dept of Education and Dept of Homeland Security team up

APRIL 18, 2011

WASHINGTON - Today U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called on K-12 schools and colleges and universities across the central U.S. - and throughout the country - to help their students, faculty, and communities prepare for earthquakes by participating in a public earthquake drill on Thursday, April 28, 2011. Eleven states in the New Madrid Seismic Zone are participating in the drill, the "Great Central U.S. ShakeOut," which takes place at 10:15 am central time. Anyone can register to participate, whether at school, at work, or at home; to date, over two million Americans have signed up.
DHS and FEMA Updates April

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

New DHS Private Sector Office Initiatives

Only 16 Days Until the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut

Celebrate National Volunteer Week! April 10 - 16, 2011

Put Safety First Before Opening a Window, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week April
.
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Korean fugitive captured in Los Angeles-area returned to South Korea

Members of New Jersey criminal street gang face federal drug charges

ICE agents return more than $3,500 to victim of telemarketing fraud

New Jersey businessman, company plead guilty to contracting fraud

Racketeering probe leads to arrest of San Diego gang members for sex trafficking
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center April

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Arson Awareness Week

Strategic Plan for Biological Terrorism

Campus Safety and Security

Regional Emergency Coordinators, and more ..
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LAPD's Mental Illness Project Selected as a Bright Ideas Recipient April

Many mentaly ill
end up on the streets
Los Angeles: On March 29, 2011, the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized 36 government initiatives as Bright Ideas recipients.

This cohort of Bright Ideas addresses a host of pertinent issues including health care, education, performance management, civic engagement, and service delivery, and represents the creative and innovative programming of school districts, county, city, state, and federal agencies, as well as public-private partnerships. The programs were selected by an evaluation team of policy experts comprised of both academics and practitioners.

“Government is struggling to deliver quality services with strapped resources and diminishing budgets,” said Anthony Saich, director of the Ash Center. “These 36 government programs demonstrate that creative solutions to some of our nation's most intractable problems can be generated and succeed in even in the most challenging of environments.”
ICE - Top Stories of the Week April
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Outreach program educates teens about the dangers of drug smuggling

Former Mexican federal agent returned to Mexico to face drug charges

Savannah area McDonald's employees indicted for conspiring to sell stolen identities

1,500-pound marijuana seizure leads to federal prison for 7 men

Airport baggage handler sentenced to 5 years in prison for drug smuggling, and more ..
CAIR-LA Condemns Southern California anti-Jewish Hate Crimes April

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America's largest Muslim
civil liberties and
advocacy organization
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(ANAHEIM, CA, 4/9/11) - The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today condemned two incidents that targeted a Los Angeles synagogue and an Orange County Jewish man. According to police and news reports, an explosion Thursday at a Santa Monica synagogue that was initially thought to be an accident was found Friday afternoon to have been started by a homemade pipe bomb. The bombing shattered windows of the Chabad House and sent part of the metal debris through the roof of a neighboring residence. No one was injured. Police are looking for the suspect, a homeless 61-year-old man named Ron Hirsch, who is considered to be "extremely dangerous."

In a separate incident that occurred Wednesday evening, three men confronted a Jewish man in Coto de Caza, first demanding money. The men then allegedly started hitting and kicking the victim, and one of them even allegedly hit the victim in the head from behind with an object.
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center April

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Presidential Policy Directive: National Preparedness

Responding to a Radiological Emergency

Sovereign Citizen Movement

“Pro Board Certification”, and more ..
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Human Trafficking Law Project -- University of Michigan Law School April

"I am most interested in practicing law that is actually about people's everyday stories. Few areas of law really get at the core of a person's lived experiences; human trafficking law is one of those areas." — Elizabeth Anne Campbell, 3L

  Human Trafficking Law Project

Launched in February 2011 by the Human Trafficking Clinic at Michigan Law School, the Human Trafficking Law Project (HTLP) is the first publicly available database of human trafficking cases within the United States. Through the HTLP, the Clinic hopes to strengthen anti-trafficking laws in the United States and to support government officials, law enforcement agencies, and practitioners who are working on behalf of human trafficking victims.

The human trafficking database is an ongoing project. The entries that are currently viewable on the website represent only those cases that, to date, have been approved following our thorough review process. We are continually reviewing and adding new cases to the database.
DHS and FEMA Updates April

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Are you Earthquake Ready? 23 Days Until the ShakeOut Central Drill

Student Temporary Employment Program (STEP)

Be Prepared for the Severe Spring Weather Affecting Most of Country

HHS Launches New Consumer-Focused Immunization Website www.vaccines.gov
, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week April
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE assists in dismantling heroin distribution network in Pennsylvania

New York human resources firm partners with ICE

Federal authorities at Washington Dulles arrest two Nigerians 5 days apart on heroin charges

Owners of L.A.-area immigration consulting business arrested for visa fraud

ICE returns stolen Warhol print to rightful owner, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center April

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Gas Leak Hazards

Animal Liberation Front Ecoterrorism

Nuclear Detonation Preparedness

Disaster Response Staff Officer's Handbook, and more ..
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DHS and FEMA Updates April

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Last Week to Register Your Council or CERT Program!

Region VII Webinars: Functional Needs Support Services

Unmanned Aircraft and Emergency Response

ShelterBox Provides Solution to Grateful Families in Japan
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ICE - Top Stories of the Week April
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Father and son cocaine traffickers sentenced to life in prison

US government offers up to $5 million reward for information regarding shootings of 2 ICE agents

Upstate New York dairy farmer charged with harboring illegal aliens

Foreign national indicted for illegal import of unmanned aerial vehicle

NFTTU arms ICE with the best ammunition and firearms available, and more ..
Project Safe Surrender 2011 -- some hope grows in Brooklyn March
Judges set up makeshift
courtroom at church so
that people who have
warrants can have their
cases adjudicated
Hope for at-risk youth and others with low-level violations in Brooklyn

by Bill Murray - LA Community Policing

March 27, 2011

Over the weekend I saw an intruding radio talk show title which piqued my curiosity. So I not only tuned in but I called them. I spoke to both the show's host, who goes by the moniker "Bathabile," and to one of the Project Safe Surrender coordinators, Rev. Jones.

Turns out they've a program planned in Brooklyn, NY, which should do a great deal to help the at-risk youth and others with low-level violations in their community! I was delighted to be able to participate on-air, and answer a few questions.
Los Angeles County tries to expedite justice with fast-paced trial March

a broad range of time-
and money-saving
benefis lets both sides
know the worst-case
outcome and avoids
a rogue jury verdict
With small juries, time limits on testimony, parameters on damages and a ban on appeals, one-day trials may help unclog courts.

by Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times
March 27, 2011

Oscar Gomez was waiting to turn left onto San Pedro Street from Florence Avenue, watching cars streaming through the intersection as the light went from green to yellow to red. He was sure the driver of the black Toyota Camry, still 40 yards from the intersection, would stop.

He was wrong.
Police Commission Reminds Public - Go Through Bonafide Organizations March

LAPD Police Commission
Police Commission Reminds Public to Ensure that Donations forJapan Earchquake Relief Efforts Go Through Bonafide Organizations.

Los Angeles : The earthquake devastation in Japan has many worldwide aftershocks. For Angelenos and others, one result is a rise in charitable appeals to Angelenos from unfamiliar charities. The always difficult task of selecting charities becomes even more complicated.The Charitable Services Section of the Los Angeles Police Commission advises Angelenos to do their homework-- Give, but Give Wisely. In Los Angeles, certain tools can make it easier to research charities.Research should include identifying the nonprofits' services and the proportion of donations they apply to administrative costs. Avoid becoming a victim of charitable fraud and take the steps listed inside.

Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center March

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First Responder Vehicle Guides

TRANSCAER Nationwide Safety Training

Wildland Fire Program

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, and more ..
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DHS and FEMA Updates March

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This is Flood Safety Awareness Week!

FEMA Develops National Disaster Recovery Program Database

Use Daylight Savings Time Change to Update Emergency Preparedness Plans

Only 15 Days Left to Register Your Council or CERT Program, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week March
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Anchorage man sentenced for falsely claiming US citizenship

ICE deports international fugitive wanted for murder in Brazil

139 convicted criminal aliens and fugitives arrested in ICE enforcement surge

Wisconsin man charged with sexually exploiting a girl in Belize

Missouri woman sentenced to 12 months for employing illegal aliens, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center March

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Public Works in Emergency Management and Response

Social Media and the Emergency Services

NGOs for Disaster Preparedness and Response

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program, and more ..
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DHS and FEMA Updates March

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

This is Flood Safety Awareness Week!

FEMA Develops National Disaster Recovery Program Database

Use Daylight Savings Time Change to Update Emergency Preparedness Plans

Only 15 Days Left to Register Your Council or CERT Program, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week March
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Owner and company indicted in scheme to smuggle goods from China in order to avoid paying customs duties

ICE and CBP release 2010 report on counterfeit seizures

ICE seizes more than 4 tons of marijuana from a south Texas warehouse

2 MS-13 gang leaders in New York convicted of murder

Alleged Mexican drug kingpin extradited to U.S. to face drug and money laundering charges, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center March

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Intelligence Guide for First Responders

National Disaster Recovery Program Database

National Pipeline Mapping System

Crisis Response Toolkit, and more ..
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DHS and FEMA Updates March

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Get Ready for Flood Safety Awareness Week - March 14-18, 2011

Earthquakes Not Just a West Coast Risk

Watch Our Webinar - Help Your Organization Prepare Communities for Emergencies

22 Days Left to Register Your Council or CERT Program, and more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center March

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Emergency Vehicle Theft

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L.A. launches graffiti-tracking program using smart phones March

Graffiti removal costs
Los Angeles $10 million
a year in clean-up costs
Crews just send in their pictures ! - March 4, 2011

A program that uses smart phones to track and arrest graffiti vandals was launched Friday by the city of Los Angeles.

The Tracking and Automated Graffiti Removal System, or TAGRS, allows graffiti-cleaning crews equipped with smart phones to photograph the markings and upload them to a Los Angeles Police Department database.

The photos are used to gather evidence for prosecution and restitution, city officials said.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined City Councilman Jose Huizar, City Atty. Carmen Trutanich and the office of community beautification to launch the program Friday morning at the Hollenbeck police station.
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American Muslims Receive Messages of Support Following Release of Hateful Video March

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America's largest Muslim
civil liberties and
advocacy organization
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(ANAHEIM, CA, 3/4/11) - The Greater Los Angeles Area office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today expressed gratitude for the tremendous support expressed by Americans nationwide toward the event-goers at a Muslim charity event as well as the American Muslim community.

The support came in response to a video released by CAIR-LA of a protest rally at an ICNA Relief fundraising dinner, which was organized to raise money for women's shelters and to alleviate homelessness and hunger in the U.S.

The video went viral over the internet and garnered more than 400,000 views within two days.
Police Commission overrules chief, says LAPD shooting was wrong March

LAPD Police Commission
The commission rejects the chief's finding that officers made mistakes but were ultimately justified in killing an unarmed autistic man.

by Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times - March 5, 2011

The civilian commission that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department has taken the rare step of rejecting a recommendation from the department's chief, ruling that two police officers were wrong when they fatally shot an unarmed autistic man last year. Police Chief Charlie Beck concluded after a lengthy internal investigation that the officers made serious tactical mistakes during the brief, late-night encounter, but ultimately were justified in using deadly force against Steven Eugene Washington, 27.
DHS and FEMA Updates March

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FEMA Deputy Administrator Manning Assists in New Zealand Earthquake Recovery

Reminder of Webinar Today - Getting Active in Emergency Preparedness

Control Systems Security Program (CSSP) Cybersecurity Training

Being Prepared - How You Can Respond to an Active Shooter, and more ..
LAPD questions a crucial mistake -- Why domestic violence cases are so tough to handle .. March
The night Flor Medrano was stabbed, LAPD officers were standing watch outside her apartment to see that she came to no harm. So what went wrong?

by Joel Rubin, Los Angeles Times

March 2, 2011

Flor Medrano went to the police for help. At dusk on a November evening in 2009, Medrano, a 30-year-old housekeeper with an easy smile and a love for Mexican Norteño music, came into the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division station. She had hardly slept for days. Her estranged, abusive boyfriend was stalking her and threatening to kill her. Medrano was terrified.
March 2011 Chief of Police Message March

LAPD Chief of Police
Charlie Beck
March 2011 Chief of Police Message

At the beginning of the year, I sat down for well over an hour with officers in the roll call room at Hollywood station. The experience brought back some great memories from my days in roll call.

More importantly, I was very pleased with the candor of everyone present. It was a great opportunity for open dialogue, to dispel rumors and to provide insight as to how and why recent changes in systems of this organization are made, while sharing a cup of coffee with you.

For those who couldn't be there, we talked about everything from Financial Disclosure forms, to promotions to training and many other important concerns.
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center March

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Emergency Roadway Responses

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ICE - Top Stories of the Week Feb
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

Counterfeiters thrown for a loss

New Jersey ICE officers arrest 28 aliens that had been previously deported from the US

New York investigators seize 10 websites that illegally streamed copyrighted sporting and pay-per-view events

ICE arrests 2, detains 53 at Phoenix drop house

California man sentenced to 17 years in prison for engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, and more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Feb

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

New Initiatives for a Whole Community Approach to Emergency Management

African American History Month: A Celebration of Pioneers in the Fire Service

"If You See Something, Say Something™" Campaign Partnership with NBA

Important! 37 Days Left to Register Your Council or CERT Program, and more ..
American Red Cross Month - MARCH Feb
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build an emergency supply kit, make an emergency plan, & stay informed of the hazards
Resolve to Be Ready in 2011
SEATTLE -- March is American Red Cross Month, a great opportunity for citizens, families and businesses to review disaster plans and build or restock emergency kits. According to FEMA Region X Administrator Ken Murphy, the American Red Cross not only provides help, hope and healing when disaster strikes, but also offers a wide selection of CPR/AED, first aid, disaster response and emergency preparedness training.

"The Red Cross is FEMA's major partner coordinating food and shelter during catastrophic disasters, but the key to any successful emergency response, regardless of the nature of the event, is personal preparedness," said Murphy. "Red Cross classes and resources help people prepare with a few simple steps: build an emergency supply kit, make an emergency plan, and stay informed of the hazards in your area. These resources can go a long way towards empowering our communities to make a real difference when the chips are down."
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Feb

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Grants and Funding

Cyber Ethics

Incident Rehabilitation Training

Emergency Responder Field Operations Guide, and more ..
Multi-agency operation targets Mexican cartels in coordinated strike Feb

ICE agent with
an arrestee
from ICE and DEA

WASHINGTON – U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – along with federal, state and local law enforcement officials from across the country – joined forces this week in a series of coordinated strikes against Mexican drug cartels and their associates. These unified, intelligence driven efforts are part of an ongoing and increasingly aggressive effort to degrade and ultimately eliminate the infrastructure and capabilities of the cartels.

During the coordinated operation across the United States, ICE and its law enforcement partners arrested 676 people and seized more than $12 million in U.S. currency, 467 kilos of cocaine, 21 pounds of heroin, 64 pounds of meth and nearly 40,000 pounds of marijuana, 282 weapons and 94 vehicles.
ICE News: 678 gang members arrested Feb

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ICE makes arrest of
20,000th gang member
ICE makes arrest of 20,000th gang member
WASHINGTON - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) announced today the arrests of 678 gang members and associates from 133 different gangs during Project Southern Tempest, an intensive ICE HSI-led law enforcement operation executed in 168 U.S. cities targeting gangs affiliated with drug trafficking organizations (DTO).

Through Project Southern Tempest, ICE HSI agents worked side by side with 173 of our federal, state and local law enforcement partners to apprehend individuals from 13 gangs affiliated with DTOs in Mexico. More than 46 percent of those arrested during this operation were members or associates of gangs with ties to DTOs.

During this operation, which started in December 2010 and culminated in February 2011, the ICE HSI-led Salt Lake City Operation Community Shield Task Force arrested the 20,000 gang member since inception of the anti-gang program in 2005.
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Preparedness, Response & Recovery Publications for Department of Homeland Security Feb

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Preparedness, Response & Recovery Publications
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The publications listed here may include reports, plans, strategies, federal register notices, brochures, or newsletters:

National Emergency Communications Plan
Moving Towards Credentialing Interoperability
National Response Framework
Critical Infrastructure Key Resources
National Incident Management
U.S. Fire Administration

National Strategy for Homeland Security
Tactical Interoperable Scorecards
National Preparedness Guidelines
Cyber Storm II Final Report
National Health Security Strategy (NHSS)
National Interoperability Field Operations

DHS and FEMA Updates Feb

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Half of Children Killed in Fires are Under Age 5 - How You Can Help

FEMA Requesting your Feedback on Working Paper: Policy Challenges in Supporting Community Resilience

Community Level Critical Power Failure Tabletop Exercise Now Available

FEMA Accepting Applications for National Advisory Council, and more ..
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Pranknet Information

NIMS Supporting Technology

National Interoperability Field Operations Guide

Respiratory Protection of Healthcare Workers, and more ..
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CAIR Welcomes Mubarak's Departure as Step Toward Freedom Feb

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America's largest Muslim
civil liberties and
advocacy organization
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Muslim civil rights group calls for 'clean break' from authoritarian rule
by CAIR-LA, America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization
February 11, 2011

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today welcomed the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak as a "first step toward freedom" and said there must now be a clean break with authoritarian rule and a swift transition to an open and transparent civilian government.

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said: "We welcome the departure of President Mubarak as a first step toward freedom in Egypt. We urge our own government and the international community to now support a swift transition to a civilian administration that operates in an open and transparent manner and is representative of all segments of Egypt's diverse society."
2-1-1 US - phone number that brings people and services together Feb

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bringing people and
services together
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2-1-1 US - phone number

2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember three-digit phone number that brings people and services together. And 2-1-1 US is the entity that brings together the rich diversity of the national 2-1-1 movement.

The mission of 2-1-1 US is to ensure that 2-1-1 is Excellent, Everywhere and Always . The rapid growth of 2-1-1 during the first decade of development has transformed access to human services and this achievement needs to be both enhanced and sustained.

The essence of 2-1-1 is in its simplicity: its for everyone and can be remembered by everyone, free and confidential, makes the entire human services sector at every level of government work more efficiently, has proven itself time after time as an invaluable resource in the aftermath of a disaster, and is the number to call to give help and to get help.
DHS and FEMA Updates Feb

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

February is Earthquake Awareness Month - Earthquake Mitigation Saves Lives

This is Burn Awareness Week - Get Educated on Burn Prevention

Important Tips to Ensure Safety When Using Generators

Important reminder! Need to Register Your Council or CERT Program, and more ..
Los Angeles Fire Department celebrates 125 years of service Feb

At All Times,
Service Above Self
News and Information Digest
LA Fire Department celebrates 125 years of service

by Brian Humphrey, LAFD Spokesman

February 1, 2011

Dear Friend of the LAFD,

Today, the men and women of your Los Angeles Fire Department proudly celebrate the 125th Anniversary of our agency. Regarding the year of our founding, former LAFD Chief Engineer William L. Miller once noted ... "The year 1886 - was a period of great advancement for the City of Los Angeles. Los Angeles had been an incorporated city under laws of the State of California for 36 years. It had a population of some 35,000, with three good hotels, 27 churches, an adequate number of saloons and 350 telephone subscribers. Main, Spring, Fort and Hill Streets were paved that year, and the street car system was double-tracked. << read more inside and see a video >>
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Feb

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Vacant and Abandoned Buildings

Hazus Website

Ethanol Emergency Response Training

Homeland Defense Equipment Reuse, and more ..
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CUSEC, IBHS and FEMA Announce 2011 Earthquake Outreach Tour

National Burn Awareness Week - 6-12 February 2011

NOAA Satellites Aid in the Rescue of 295 People in 2010

A Step to Preparedness: Giving Blood, and more ..
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New National Terrorism Advisory System

Threat-based Response Patterns for Emergency Services

Pre-Planned Events: An Aid to Preparedness

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"Dr Jay" Tow, LMHC, Joins NAASCA and "Community Matters" talk radio show Jan

"Dr Jay" Tow
"Dr Jay" Tow, LMHC, Joins NAASCA ---- The National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse is delighted to announce the ongoing participation of "Dr Jay" Tow, LMHC, a Board Certified Sex Therapist whose successful practice is located in the Ft Lauderdale, FL, area. He'll provide a professional voice and a unique perspective in our quest to deal with the ravages of childhood sex abuse.

We're sure you'll enjoy the contribution Jay makes as he writes articles for our web site (NAASCA.org) and provides a professional point of view on our weekly "Community Matters" talk radio show. The National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse is a new effort launched under the umbrella of LA Community Policing (LACP.org), the world's largest grassroots non profit devoted to community-based policing.

Springing from the life experience of LACP's founder, Bill Murray, NAASCA seeks to help those who have suffered child abuse to get into recovery, to serve as an advocacy group for the thousands of children, youngsters and adolescents who are still being subjected to abuse, and to bring awareness of the shear magnitude of the problem.
Join us for "Community Matters" our talk radio show
Sundays, 8pm EST / 5pm PAC --
call-in: 646 / 595-2118
DHS and FEMA Updates Jan

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Children: What FEMA Is Doing For Children and How You Can Help;

“Stop. Think. Connect.” PSA Challenge Deadline Just One Month Away

Start the New Year Right—Engage Your Community for an Impact that Lasts

One Week Left to Submit a Nomination for Annual NVFC Awards, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Jan
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE arrests 5 criminal sex offenders in the Rio Grande Valley

ICE most wanted fugitive arrested at JFK on human trafficking charges

ICE seizes more than $40,000 worth of fake NFL apparel at Honolulu swap meets

'BEST' transfers suspected drug smuggler to Mexican authorities

First Massachusetts business partners with ICE, joins "IMAGE" program, and more ..
Los Angeles Police Department - Understanding Special Order #40 Jan
Chief of Police
Charlie Beck
Understanding Special Order #40
from LAPD - January 27, 2011

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), held a joint new conference Thursday afternoon with the Consulate General of Mexico, five additional CG's from Central America, and Representatives of concerned Immigrant Organizations, in order to help clarify the purpose of Special Order #40, and to reaffirm the spirit of the language.

The United States Constitution guarantees equal protection for all persons within its jurisdiction. Special Order #40 further defines that for residents of Los Angeles.  In its simplest form, Special Order #40's purpose is to assure immigrant communities within the City of Los Angeles that there is no need to fear contact with the LAPD when they have been the victim or a witness to a crime.

It ensures that LAPD officers do not initiate investigations solely to determine a person's immigration status, and that LAPD officers will treat all people with respect and dignity.
ICE most wanted fugitive arrested at JFK on human trafficking charges Jan

Veniamin Gonikman
Extorted more than $1 million in earnings from victims

January 27, 2011

DETROIT – Special agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested today one of ICE's top ten fugitives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Veniamin Gonikman, 55, was charged in Detroit in 2005 in a 22-count indictment with trafficking in persons, forced labor, alien smuggling, money laundering, extortion collection and conspiracy, among other charges. He absconded from the United States before being formally charged.

Gonikman, a U.S. citizen, was arrested in Ukraine yesterday, before being deported to the United States. HSI special agents assigned to ICE's attaché office in Germany coordinated Gonikman's arrest and deportation with Ukrainian officials.
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Jan

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Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Jan

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Prepare. Plan.
Stay Informed.
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This INFOGRAM is distributed weekly to provide members of the Emergency Services Sector with information concerning the protection of their critical infrastructures.

HazMat Survival Tips

New Disaster Preparedness Tool

Preparing for a Biological or Nuclear Event

Fire Prevention and Safety Grants, and more .. 
Are American Muslims being Radicalized? Jan
CAIR-LA Executive Director Discusses Rep. King's Hearings with NPR's Patt Morrison
by CAIR-LA, America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization

January 24, 2011

The hearing has caused a major stir, without even being formally scheduled. Congressman Peter King, a New York Republican who is known for speaking bluntly on matters of national security, is planning on holding a hearing, in his new role as chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, on the threat posed by radical Islam in America. Rep. King plans to focus on the shootings at Ft. Hood and the bombing attempt in Times Square, both of which were perpetrated by American Muslims.

Just the announcement alone has caused controversy on both sides of the issue - security hawks are disappointed that more aggressive advocates against radical Islam are not being called as witnesses, while Muslim American groups are very weary that they will all be characterized as terrorists in waiting.
CERT Program Registration Begins January 25th Jan

Community Emergency
Response Teams
FEMA Announcement
This CERT Program Notification is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division.

FEMA has two improved online registries that will help capture the community readiness efforts of local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Programs and Citizen Corps Councils.  FEMA is asking all new and pre-existing local CERT Programs to register on the National CERT or Citizen Corps websites. 

The CERT registry will collect information for each registered program to provide a snapshot of local successes. It will allow CERT Programs to highlight basic and supplemental training activities, CERTs in action in non-emergency functions and in disaster response, and local program policies and procedures. The registration includes a total of 29 questions.

This effort will recognize the tremendous work accomplished to date and serve as a baseline for future individual and community preparedness and resiliency projects.
DHS and FEMA Updates Jan

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Social Media + Emergency Management: Talking with Tech Leaders on the West Coast

Important! Need to Register Your Council or CERT Program;

CERT National Program Office Update;

CERT National Program Office Update - National Newsletter January 2011, and more ..
ICE - Top Stories of the Week Jan
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US Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Top Stories of the Week

ICE returns stolen Degas painting missing for 37 years to French government;

ICE & Tyson Foods partner in an effort to protect the nation's lawful workforce;

ICE arrests 5 criminal sex offenders in Houston;

Connecticut man admits to illegally purchasing and possessing body armor;

Maryland man sentenced to nearly 2 years in prison for possession of child pornography, and more
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Jan

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Daily News
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daily digests:


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Weekly Daily News Digests - the LA Police Protective League, the union that represents the rank-and-file LAPD officers, presents a weekday digest of local news, which often includes the union's opinion and perspective.

Frequent topics include:

Local Law Enforcement

Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


State Budget Crisis

California Politics

Pensions & Benefits


Changes in the Law

and much more ..
DHS and FEMA Updates Jan

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate Challenges YOU: Submit Your Ideas on how to Prepare Communities Before Disaster Strikes;

An Agenda for Secure and Resilient Critical Infrastructure;

DHS Announces Partnership with WCO to Strengthen the Security and Resiliency of the Global Supply Chain, and much more ..
National Association of
Adult Survivors of Child Abuse
Jan

STOP
child abuse
BREAKING NEWS !!

We've launched a new
effort, based on our
founder's personal
life experience -->
National Association
of Adult Survivors
of Child Abuse
Local Law Enforcement sites Jan

local police
departments
need the
community
to be their
"eyes & ears"
Official Police Department websites

Many people who work in the City of Los Angeles live in the areas around it ... or vice versa.

Community-based policing knows no borders, so here's a list of local law enforcement websites that will help to keep you connected.

Please help us keep this list current. If there are any local sites you think we've missed, let us know ... and if any of the links on this page don't work properly, please let us know that, too.
Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Jan

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Daily News
Digest
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Here are recent
daily digests:


Fri
 
Thu
 
Wed
 
Tue
 
Mon
 
Weekly Daily News Digests - the LA Police Protective League, the union that represents the rank-and-file LAPD officers, presents a weekday digest of local news, which often includes the union's opinion and perspective.

Frequent topics include:

Local Law Enforcement

Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


State Budget Crisis

California Politics

Pensions & Benefits


Changes in the Law

and much more ..
Emergency Management and Response -- Information Sharing and Analysis Center Jan

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Prepare. Plan.
Stay Informed.
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This INFOGRAM is distributed weekly to provide members of the Emergency Services Sector with information concerning the protection of their critical infrastructures.

Flash Flooding

Emergency Planning Revisited

Fire Service-Based EMS Electronic Tool Kit

Emergency Management Institute (EMI) Course Announcements, and more ..  
DHS and FEMA Updates Jan

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

FEMA Announces Next Webinar In the Community Preparedness Webinar Series ;

Collaborative Planning - Engagement of the Whole Community;

FEMA Private Sector Webinar: Earthquake Safety & Mitigation for Schools;

Providing Protection to
People and Buildings, and more ..
i Watch - LAPD program goes national Jan
the key to
LAPD's prep
against terrorism
is community involvement
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See Something
Say Something
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iWatchLA.org
877-A-THREAT
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video inside
Community is first line of defense against terrorism - (now being promoted across the country) - by Leanne Suter - KABC-TV

(KABC) -- The Los Angeles Police Department says a key part of their preparedness against terrorism is community involvement through the iWatchLA program.

The LAPD knows that community involvement is key to keeping the city safe. That's why the department is launching its iWatchLA program to encourage and educate the public to be alert.

They're the eyes and ears of the LAPD and likely the first line of defense against a terrorist attack. That's why the department is reaching out to the public with its iWatchLA program, encouraging the community to report anything suspicious.
National CERT programs Jan
Find CERT
near you !!!
CERT - Community Emergency
Response Teams
National Neighborhood Watch Jan

NAACC - a new
national name
for our work !!
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every local
community
should have a
Neighborhood
Watch
National Association for Alert
and Concerned Citizens

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And now you can follow,
and recommend us, on:
 

Every communiuty in the country should have a neighborhood watch. Contact your local police station for help setting one up in your area. They'll be happy to assist.

It is our desire to engage community members in the transparent and inclusive dialogue we think is needed, healthy and enlightening, as we seek solutions to the many issues that face the American public in these trying times. Homeland security will always be near the top of the list, along with many other public safety issues, but we'll also offer ideas for active community participation that will improve the quality of American life.
Crime Stoppers - give TIPS Jan

Make the call ..
stay anonymous
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Make a
difference
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Find the
CRIME
STOPPERS
group
near you
inside
Over 400 Crime Stopper programs are in place around the world

NAACC / LACP is delighted there's now an active Regional Crime Stopper program in the LA County area.

I'm happy to recommend this program, which has been proven around the country as one that can make a real difference in public safety by engaging community members in providing the essential TIPS that often provide the key element in solving a crime.

Call: 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) -- or go online to leave a WebTip -- guaranteed anonymity
Missing Kids - help find them Jan

There are thousands of children who
do not make it
home each year,
and more who
fall victim to
sexual
exploitation.
The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, (NCMEC), is a private, (501)(c)(3) nonprofit organization which was created in 1984. The mission of the organization is to serve as the nation's resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.

An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year – more than 2,000 children every day. An estimated 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 10 boys will be sexually victimized before age 18. Yet, only 1 in 3 will tell anyone.

Clearly much more needs to be done.
DHS and FEMA Updates Jan

This Citizen Corps News Digest is provided by FEMA's Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Secretary Napolitano Highlights DHS' Major Accomplishments in 2010;

Enhancing Critical Infrastructure Resilience;

New TV PSAs Call on Americans to Serve their Communities;


California Business Partners Program Promotes Corporate Volunteerism
and more ..

Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch Jan

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Daily News
Digest
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Here are recent
daily digests:


Fri
 
Thu
 
Wed
 
Tue
 
Mon
 
Weekly Daily News Digests - the LA Police Protective League, the union that represents the rank-and-file LAPD officers, presents a weekday digest of local news, which often includes the union's opinion and perspective.

Frequent topics include:

Local Law Enforcement

Curent Crime Stories

California Prisons


Homeland Security Issues

Immigration / Border

LA City Government


State Budget Crisis

California Politics

Pensions & Benefits


Changes in the Law

and much more ..