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.
Law Enforcement Training
The U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with support from George Mason University and the Homeland Security Systems Engineering and Development Institute (HSSEDI), recently concluded a two-week Use of Force Simulation Experiment (SIMEX) to examine law enforcement use of force and inform best practices for 21st century policing.
In an effort to reduce law enforcement officer related crashes, DHS S&T’s NUSTL recently supported the FLETC Training Innovation Division’s (TID) efforts to validate a new Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills (LEODS) training course in Glynco, Georgia.
CBP’s OFO Academy at DHS S&T and FLETC Training Innovations Division (TID) developed a new technology that uses eye tracking feedback to maximize officer performance in impostor identification and ID validation training.
DHS S&T evaluated a suite of in-building sensors developed through the Smart City Internet of Things Innovation Labs effort.
The DHS S&T recently partnered with public safety agencies from the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County, Alabama, for the NGFR – Birmingham Shaken Fury Operational Experimentation.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen addresses DHS’ crucial missions and presents the President’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget request for the Department.
U.S. Secret Service (USSS) National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) Protective Intelligence & Assessment Division Chief Lina Alathari addresses school safety and the important work the Secret Service-NTAC program has done in the prevention of targeted violence.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge El Paso Waldemar Rodriguez addresses the efforts of ICE to protect cultural and religious items, property, art and antiquities, and mitigate their illicit trafficking both into and out of the United States.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Protection and National Preparedness Grants Program Directorate Assistant Administrator Brian Kamoie addresses DHS and FEMA’s overall efforts to assist states, tribes, territories, and localities in preparing for and responding to terrorist attacks and incidents of mass violence.