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National Impaired Driving Prevention Month


Underage drinking and alcohol-impaired driving are both common issues in communities across the nation. The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) states that in 2012, over "10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes" and those types of crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion annually. According to the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (July 2009), and listed on, almost 2,000 college students between the ages of 18 and 24 die annually from unintentional alcohol-related injuries, to include motor vehicle crashes.


President Obama has declared December as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month (2014 Proclamation). Throughout the month, we will identify and disseminate resources related to impaired driving. This week, we will list information and resources on our website specific to underage drinking and alcohol-impaired driving.


We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!
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New COPS and BJA Resource Guide 

On November 21, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) announced the release of a new resource guide, Resource Guide for Enhancing Community Relationships and Protecting Privacy and Constitutional Rights, which is intended to help law enforcement officers build stronger community-police relations. This Guide is the result of a collaboration between BJA and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).

Attorney General Eric Holder stated, "The Justice Department encourages law enforcement officials, in every jurisdiction, to work with the communities they serve to minimize needless confrontation. It is vital to engage in planning and preparation, from evaluating protocols and training to choosing the appropriate equipment and uniforms. This is the hard work that is necessary to preserve the peace and maintain the public trust at all times-particularly in moments of heightened community tension." COPS Office Director Ron Davis added, "Law enforcement officers are stewards of the peace and protectors of the people, but above all else, they are custodians of the public trust. As a former police chief, I am proud of the work we are doing at the Department of Justice to help America's public safety professionals carry out this sacred duty."
BJA and COPS have a long-standing relationship developing materials for law enforcement agencies on community policing, building community trust, diversity training, privacy protections, and safeguarding first amendment rights. This is an additional outstanding tool that has been added to an impressive library of resources.
For more information about COPS, please visit
Professional Development Opportunities


TitleSuspicious Activity Reporting Analytic Seminar 

Host:Department of Homeland Security    

Dates: December 9-11, 2014  

Location: Omaha, NE 

Fee: Free
Information and Registration

Title: Full Active Shooter Training (FAST) 

Host:Kilo 1 Applications Group 

Dates: December 9, 2014  

Location: Walpole, MA

Fee: Tuition Fee
Information and Registration: Email Major Rich Kuong or call  781-223-3979

Title: 2015 NASPA Violence Prevention Conference  

Host: NASPA  

Dates: January 11-13, 2015 (registration deadline December 15)   

Location: National Harbor, MD  

Fee: Registration Fee
Information and Registration
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This project was supported by Grant No. 2013-MU-BX-K011 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics, the National Institute of Justice, the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the Office for Victims of Crime, and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking. Points of view or opinions in this document are those of author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the US Department of Justice.