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Homicides way down in Minnesota for 2016, bucking national data

Bucking an overall national two-year trend, Minnesota saw no change in violent crime rates last year and a significant drop in homicides.

The United States violent crime rate jumped 3 percent from 2015 to 2016, with an 8 percent increase in homicides, according to FBI data released last week. In Minnesota, violent crime remained static statewide, with homicides down about 25 percent from the year before, per 100,000 residents.

The juxtaposition of these disparate statistics shows a complicated picture of violent crime in America.

While the national snapshot looks bleak, it’s reflective of major localized spikes in cities such as Chicago and Baltimore that are not appearing in other states, said Adam Gelb, who studies crime data as director of the public safety project for the Pew Charitable Trusts. “An increase in violent crime is troubling and tragic and needs to be addressed with research-based strategies,” said

Read more at: http://www.startribune.com/homicides-decline-in-minnesota-bucking-national-data/447821393/

GPD highlights role of proper CSI during National Forensics Science Week

GREENSBORO — During National Forensics Science Week, the Greensboro
Police Department is highlighting the important role of proper crime
scene investigation.

On Tuesday and Thursday the department is helping out parents by
fingerprinting their children so they can keep a child ID kit. And on
Saturday, you can take part in “A Day in the Life: CSI” to
get a behind the scenes look at what investigators do daily.

One forensic specialist says the goal is to debunk myths people see
on TV shows like “Law and Order.”

“Fingerprints aren’t on certain surfaces. It depends on how the
person handled the item; did they smear it? Did they put their hand on
the item easily? These are the items we want to explain because people
have an idea that when we show up we are

Read more at: http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triad/news/2017/09/19/gpd-highlights-role-of-proper-csi-during-national-forensics-science-week.html

It’s National Forensic Week

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(UNDATED) – In recognition of the important role that proper forensic science plays in the investigation of crimes throughout the nation, from exonerating the innocent to identifying the guilty, we would like to recognize the scientific and technical professionals that serve our communities in this vital role.

September 17-23, is recognized as the Fourth Annual National Forensic Science Week.

The Indiana State Police Laboratory Division operates four forensic laboratories within the state and provides scientific analysis and evidence collection and security.

The Division prides itself in providing the highest level of service and demonstrates its commitment to quality and efficiency by continued compliance with required accreditation standards of the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board.

Laboratory offices are located in Indianapolis, Lowell, Fort Wayne and Evansville. Approximately 91 percent of analytical services and 59 percent of crime scene

Read more at: http://www.wbiw.com/state/archive/2017/09/its-national-forensic-week.php

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT

Manteca police and firefighters traveled through the city’s neighborhoods Tuesday night to celebrate National Night Out as they met residents gathered in front yards and on driveways.
It was part of an effort to bring neighbors together in a bid to build stronger relationships so people could be more aware of unusual activity that may signal crime occurring and alert police. It also allows for residents and first responders to get to know each other. 
 It was in the 500 block of Lupton,  near Sequoia School,  that the Manteca High School cheer squad composed of 28 freshmen, junior varsity and varsity cheerleaders demonstrated several routines  in the street in front of a home that had opened its yard to the neighborhood.
In the Del Webb community, Manteca officers including Sgt. Mike Aguilar, Captain Tony Souza and detectives Gregg Beall and Jason Bonetti found citizens who were former members

Read more at: http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/1/article/145501/

Local police to present National Night Out fairs Tuesday

Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley police officers will be out in force in their respective cities Tuesday evening, but it won’t be for crimefighting in the traditional sense.

Each department will join National Night Out festivities with events to educate the public about crime prevention and provide a behind-the-scenes look at how police departments operate.

National Night Out is observed annually around the country to help police build positive relationships with residents.

Newport Beach police will hold a safety fair with free food, displays from the crime scene investigation, SWAT, K-9, animal control, horseback and community emergency response units, among others. There also will be games, face painting and a bounce house. The fair will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at Bonita Canyon Sports Park, 1990 Ford Road.

SMHS Criminal Justice team competes in national competition

Stone Memorial High School’s Criminal Justice team recently competed in the SkillsUSA National Competition in June. The competition was held in Louisville, KY. This is the first time competitors in crime scene investigation from Cumberland County have advanced to the national level of SkillsUSA. The students that competed were Brooke Ritzman, Autumn Begley and Kimberly Fisher. The team represented the state of Tennessee in the Crime Scene Investigation competition. SMHS placed 11th out of 35 teams from all over the United States.

Another notable accomplishment was Tyler Davis, a senior at SMHS, placing fourth in the SkillsUSA State Competition in the Criminal Justice division for the second year in a row.

These accomplishments couldn’t have been obtained without support and training provided by Cumberland County Sheriffs Office, Crossville Police Department, Crossville Cumberland County Crimestoppers, City of Crossville and several other valued supporters. The Stone Memorial High School Criminal Justice Department advisors Kylee

Read more at: http://www.crossville-chronicle.com/community/school_news/smhs-criminal-justice-team-competes-in-national-competition/article_79e7eae6-7622-11e7-ac44-93a6ebd5c500.html

SMHS Criminal Justice team competes in national competition …

Stone Memorial High School’s Criminal Justice team recently competed in the SkillsUSA National Competition in June. The competition was held in Louisville, KY. This is the first time competitors in crime scene investigation from Cumberland County have advanced to the national level of SkillsUSA. The students that competed were Brooke Ritzman, Autumn Begley and Kimberly Fisher. The team represented the state of Tennessee in the Crime Scene Investigation competition. SMHS placed 11th out of 35 teams from all over the United States.

Another notable accomplishment was Tyler Davis, a senior at SMHS, placing fourth in the SkillsUSA State Competition in the Criminal Justice division for the second year in a row.

These accomplishments couldn’t have been obtained without support and training provided by Cumberland County Sheriffs Office, Crossville Police Department, Crossville Cumberland County Crimestoppers, City of Crossville and several other valued supporters. The Stone Memorial High School Criminal Justice Department advisors Kylee

Read more at: http://www.crossville-chronicle.com/community/school_news/smhs-criminal-justice-team-competes-in-national-competition/article_79e7eae6-7622-11e7-ac44-93a6ebd5c500.html

US Embassy donates 9 vehicles to National Forensic Service

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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017. 4:18 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: Yesterday, the United States Embassy in Belize donated almost $1.4 million worth of vehicles and equipment to the National Forensic Service.

The donation included nine Ford F-150 pick-up trucks equipped with forensic crime scene investigation equipment.

Present at the handing over was Elodio Aragon who stated that  the vehicles will be used by the scenes of crime units country-wide to enhance their crime scenes’ processing capabilities, along with other miscellaneous equipment and gear for the forensic firearms unit,

Read more at: https://www.breakingbelizenews.com/2017/07/27/embassy-donates-9-vehicles-national-forensic-service/

National Night Out events to be held on August 1st

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. – The Town of Cheektowaga will join over 30 million people across the United States in celebrating the 34th Annual National Night Out on August 1st.

The event is designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anti-drug and anti-crime programs, strengthen neighborhood spirit in the crime prevention campaign and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

2017 marks the 30th year that the Town of Cheektowaga has participated in Night Out.  This year, the first ever Cheektowaga’s Favorite Pizza Contest will be held from 6 PM to 8 PM.  It features around 25 of the town’s favorite pizzerias at three different venues

Read more at: http://cheektowagachronicle.com/national-night-events-held-august-1st/