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May 4

Law enforcement authorities continue to investigate the deceased assailants’ motives and all the circumstances surrounding the attack last night in Garland, Texas. At this point it does seem clear that an officer of the Garland Police Department acted quickly and decisively and thereby likely saved a number of innocent lives. We are also relieved to hear that the one security officer who was wounded last night did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

May 4

On May 7, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to New York to meet with community leaders to discuss the ongoing collaboration with DHS on civil rights and civil liberties and safeguarding local communities, as well as building partnerships between community organizations and state and local officials. Secretary Johnson will also meet with local law enforcement officials to discuss joint efforts to further community partnerships and engagement. Additional details will be forthcoming.

May 1

The Law Enforcement United Bike Riders kick off their 800-mile, 8-day bike ride The Law Enforcement United Bike Riders kick off their 800-mile, 8-day bike ride from the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia to Washington, D.C. to commemorate the upcoming National Police Week. Riding in honor of officers who have died in the line of duty, the LEU Bike Riders are made up of active duty and retired law enforcement from across 12 states.

May 1

Every day, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) plays a role in combating domestic violence and sexual assault, and seeks to be a productive partner in working to prevent violence against women. In conjunction with National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, today the DHS Council on Combating Violence Against Women released a comprehensive DHS Resource Guide which provides summaries and links to programs, initiatives, training materials, and services that can be leveraged by communities across the country to combat these types of heinous crimes.

May 1

As I have stated previously, flood insurance policyholders who are the victims of Hurricane Sandy deserve every dollar they are owed from their insurers. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate and I are both determined that FEMA support this effort. Today, I can report that thanks to the hard work of Administrator Fugate and Deputy Associate Administrator for Federal Insurance Brad Kieserman, we are making significant progress to resolve the Sandy National Flood Insurance Program claims that are now in litigation.

Apr 30

Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Blue Campaign, the unified voice for the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking, held its semi-annual stakeholder engagement alongside the Department of Education. The event brought together federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, schools, and private industry partners to raise awareness of human trafficking in middle schools, high schools, and colleges, and to identify opportunities for collaboration in our shared anti-human trafficking efforts.

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