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DHS Honors Fallen Law Enforcement During National Police Week 2021

During National Police Week, the Department of Homeland Security pays special tribute to the heroic law enforcement officers who lost their lives protecting us all. We honor them this week, yet we remember them always. We are forever indebted to those who serve and protect – those we have lost and those who continue to serve.  

DHS Announces Continued Efforts, Outlines Steps Taken to Address Best Practices in Law Enforcement Efforts

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the formation of the Law Enforcement Coordination Council (LECC) – the Department’s first unified law enforcement coordination body – to comprehensively assess a broad range of law enforcement matters, including its law enforcement policies and training.  The LECC, which will be chaired by Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas, will immediately begin comprehensive reviews that ensure more fair, equitable, and impartial policing, as well as officer and community safety.  The LECC builds on several steps undertaken by DHS during the Biden-Harris Administration to promote best practices in its law enforcement activities.

ST-Automatic Activation of Body Cameras

First responders use body cameras to record interactions with other responders and the public while on duty. These cameras may be used by all responder disciplines to ensure transparency, deter aggressive behavior, preserve evidence, monitor personnel, document interactions, support the accuracy of written reports, provide a training tool, and aid in improving standard operating procedures.

DHS CWMD Awards $19.9M Contract to Equip DHS Partners with Radiological and Nuclear Detection Equipment

The Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD) awarded a $19.9M task order to Thermo Eberline LLC under an existing Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract. The task order funds the procurement of RadEye spectroscopic personal radiation detectors for the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). The funding also provides CBP and TSA with associated training for the devices.

DHS Office of Intelligence and Analysis Acting Under Secretary Smislova Addresses the National Sheriffs’ Association

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and Chief Intelligence Officer, Melissa Smislova, addressed the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) at the annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona on June 21st, 2021. The annual conference includes sheriffs from both the Northern and Southern Borders, and sheriffs elected to represent major counties across America.


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