Over the past 24 hours, Governor Brown and I have been in regular communication and have agreed to a joint plan to end the violent activity in Portland directed at federal properties and law enforcement officers. That plan includes a robust presence of Oregon State Police in downtown Portland. State and local law enforcement will begin securing properties and streets, especially those surrounding federal properties, that have been under nightly attack for the past two months. Oregon State Police will coordinate with Federal Protective Service (FPS) officers to ensure all federal facilities remain protected and secure.
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Myth vs. Fact: 50+ Nights of Violence, Chaos, and Anarchy in Portland, Oregon
The 2020 National Police Week 5K was held virtually in compliance with the recommendations of the CDC and other public health organizations. Senior leaders throughout the Department of Homeland Security ran to show support for our law enforcement partners across the country.
The Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate’s Explosives Detection Canine Program is providing a service to measure the vapor composition of explosives detection training aids, using a capability called Canine Training Aid Contamination Testing.
The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) is a Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) outreach effort aimed at advancing the knowledge and capabilities of our nation’s detection canine teams. DHS S&T hosted a REDDI event in Charlotte, NC on September 20-21, 2017. Permission to publish this video was granted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The Regional Explosives Detection Dog Initiative (REDDI) is an EXD outreach effort aimed at advancing the knowledge and capabilities of our nation’s detection canine teams. DHS S&T hosted a REDDI event in Washington, DC at the Capital One Arena November 14-15, 2017. Permission to report this news video was granted by WJLA ABC 7 News.
Recently, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) helped plan and conduct an exercise of the United States’ capability to collect radioactive evidence in the immediate aftermath of a nuclear detonation. The exercise scenario included the detonation of an Improvised Nuclear Device in an urban setting. In a real event, the evidence collected helps identify the source of the device and those responsible for its use.
As the President said today, we stand in solidarity with the Belgian people in condemning the terrorist attacks that occurred this morning in Brussels, we mourn the loss of those killed, and we will do what we can to help Belgian authorities bring to justice those responsible for the attacks.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today is excited to announce two new partnerships between the DHS Blue Campaign, the unified voice for the Department’s efforts to combat human trafficking, and the California Hotel & Lodging Association (CH&LA) and the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC) Altamont Corridor Express (ACE).
Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security released updated guidance for law enforcement on resources available to victims of serious crimes, including human trafficking. The U and T Visa Law Enforcement Resource Guide provides federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement officials with helpful information to support the investigations and prosecution of crimes involving qualified immigrant victims.