Britain’s National Police Chief’s Council has announced that there are 640 more armed officers than this time last year. The increase has been largely financed by a £143 million Home Office program with forces paying for additional officers.
The Canadian government is doubling investments to help communities at risk protect themselves from hate-motivated crimes. The government committed additional funding of CAD$5 million over five years in support of the Communities at Risk: Security Infrastructure Program (SIP), which supports communities to enhance security infrastructure against hate-motivated crimes.
An Israeli company is developing a device that reveals whether drivers were texting at the time of their crashes, and New York state is considering a proposal to allow police to use the device to examine the phones of drivers after accidents.