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Law and Order, Volume 58, Issue 9, September 2010

NCJ Number
Law and Order Volume: 58 Issue: 9 Dated: September 2010 Pages: 1-92
Yesenia Salcedo
Date Published
September 2010
92 pages
This issue includes several articles in the field of police management focusing on homeland security, surveillance technology, and mobile command and four feature articles on advancement in forensics, mass evacuation responses, dive team development, and the use of public records.
This issue includes four focus articles in the area of homeland security: (1) Cobra Domestic Preparedness Training. This article looks at emergency first responders visit to COBRA Alley (highly secure government facility) to receive hands-on training in a genuine toxic environment. (2) Best Practices for Disaster Preparedness. This article examines agencies' response to a situation at their level of preparation. (3) Critical Incident Stress Management. This article discusses the development of a critical incident stress management team (CISM). (4) Right Wing Domestic Terrorism. This article discusses how officers should be aware of warning signs that suggest involvement in right wing extremist activities. This issue includes three articles on surveillance technology. (1) Surveillance Video Link. This article looks at the migration to IP-based video platforms for higher quality video and increased interoperability. (2) Multi-agency Video Operations. This article describes how Clark Powell provided the Charlotte (NC) Department of Transportation (CDOT)/Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) with a new state-of-the-art video operations center. (3) Flashlights and Weapon Lights. This article presents the latest flashlight products. This issue includes four feature articles: (1) Amazing Advances in Forensics, Part two. This article looks at new technology helping investigators to collect more forensic evidence. (2) Evacuation as a Response Option. This article examines why the preparation of an evacuation as a response option is worth the effort. (3) Partnering to Form a Dive Team. This article describes how with the help of Emergency Response Diving International (ERDI) and a local dive shop, an agency can form its own dive team. (4) Closing the Case with Public Records. This article discusses how using public records in conjunction with internal agency records can help solve cases more efficiently. Another article, Tips for Mobile Command Centers, outlines information for planning and purchasing a mobile command center for a department.