Due to COVID-19 as well as other factors, online shopping is expected to continue to increase through the holiday season and with the increase, comes an increase in people stealing those delivered packages (a.k.a. porch piracy). The Mentor Police Department in Ohio is determined to do what it can to curb this behavior in their city.
Security's Editorial Advisory Board member Dean Alexander, an author of several books on terrorism and a Western Illinois University School of Law Enforcement professor and director of the WIU Homeland Security Research Program, will be a part of a training program for more than 60 new incoming Illinois police chiefs through the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Executive Institute.
During this COVID-19 crisis, law enforcement and security personnel are not only expected to continue their usual levels of service to the public, but are also expected to assist in community and government efforts combatting the virus. It is important that law enforcement and security officers are aware of the following information: Recognition, Protection, Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) and how to Respond if Exposed.
LAPD officers will "adopt" a school and visit for 30 minutes everyday, the new policy states, talking with teachers, parents and staff, in an effort to stave off violence after the Dec. 14, 2012, shootings in Newtown, Conn.