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Flood Warning issued October 15 at 3:18PM CDT until further notice by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 29 min ago
A river flood warning remains in effect for the Bedias Creek...Trinity River. The Flood Warning continues for The Trinity River Near Moss Bluff * from late Friday night until further notice...or until the warning is canceled. * At 0230 PM Monday the stage was 8.8 feet. Flood Warning 2018-10-15T15:18:00-05:00 2018-10-16T15:17:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Chambers; Liberty 29.96,-94.7 29.79,-94.66 29.79,-94.79 29.96,-94.87 29.96,-94.7 FIPS6 048071 048291 UGC TXC071 TXC291 VTEC /O.CON.KHGX.FL.W.0050.181020T0900Z-000000T0000Z/ /MBFT2.1.ER.181020T0900Z.181020T1200Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
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Hard Freeze Warning issued October 15 at 3:17PM CDT until October 16 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 30 min ago
...HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM TO 9 AM CDT TUESDAY... The National Weather Service in Dodge City has issued a Hard Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 1 AM to 9 AM CDT Tuesday. * TEMPERATURE...In the mid to upper 20s. * IMPACTS...Temperatures this cold can kill tender vegetation and and bring and end to the growing season. Water pipes may Hard Freeze Warning 2018-10-15T15:17:00-05:00 2018-10-16T09:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Barber; Clark; Comanche; Kiowa; Meade; Pratt FIPS6 020007 020025 020033 020097 020119 020151 UGC KSZ080 KSZ081 KSZ087 KSZ088 KSZ089 KSZ090 VTEC /O.NEW.KDDC.HZ.W.0002.181016T0600Z-181016T1400Z/
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3 ways to integrate body-worn camera data into agency operations

Police One - 1 hour 31 min ago

Author: Heather R. Cotter

Body-worn camera footage is incredibly valuable not just for evidence collection or increasing police transparency, but also for improving many aspects of law enforcement agency practice. Risk management, training and employee evaluations are three ways law enforcement agencies can integrate BWC footage into daily operations.

BWCs are often viewed as a law enforcement accountability tool. BWC footage is generally gathered and used to protect officers and the citizens they serve; however, many agencies are exploring additional ways to leverage the BWC footage collected. Below are three ways to integrated BWC footage into law enforcement operations.

1. Risk management

There is a degree of risk with every business component within a law enforcement agency; whether it is a realignment of the agency’s organizational structure, promoting a captain to a commander, or implementing a new technology like body cameras. While there are several ways in which BWCs can be a risk management tool, let’s focus on officer compliance.

According to an August 2018 Bureau of Justice Assistance study, “agencies allow first-line supervisors to access and review BWC footage as part of administrative investigations, such as in response to a citizen complaint or use of force.” The study further describes that supervisors review BWC footage systematically or randomly to ensure general officer compliance with procedures and agency directives.

An article in Police Chief Magazine outlines a five-step process for how to assess footage through deconstruction and establishing key performance indicators. Once created, supervisors are essentially able to go through its checklist to make sure the officer did everything in alignment with policy and procedure from checking on victim welfare to determining what (if any) weapons were involved with the incident – this checklist will vary depending on the type of call for service.

Using BWC footage as a risk management tool for officer compliance is a tremendous agency benefit. Performing regular and on-going officer compliance reviews will help reduce litigation threats and improve job performance.

2. Officer training

There are myriad ways in which law enforcement agencies can leverage BWC data into police training, and there are advantages to doing so. Let’s explore the advantages.

Besides its cost-effectiveness, there are several advantages for officers to review their agency’s BWC footage for training purposes. Reviewing BWC footage will give officers the opportunity to examine positive and negative citizen encounters. This is advantageous because it allows officers to take a step back and see what methods an officer used during each call for service. Officers reviewing the BWC footage may learn new de-escalation techniques, scene safety observations or other useful tactics that they can adopt. The bottom line is that officers will be able to learn from one another through BWC footage review.

There are considerations an agency must weigh before rolling out a BWC footage training program, which includes whether an officer can view his or her own footage. According to the BJA study many agencies see this as a debatable issue after a critical incident (e.g., an OIS). Other factors agencies need to assess include how frequently officers will review BWC footage, whether it will be done in a group setting or individually and how they will measure whether the BWC footage review is affecting officer compliance and/or performance.

3. Employee evaluations

In the BJA study mentioned above, several agencies leverage BWC footage in officers’ performance reviews and performance management. This is done independently of officer compliance. Agencies can easily use BWC footage as part of officers’ performance evaluations, but before doing so, a process needs to be established and likely approved by human resources to ensure equity.

Conclusion

As BWC technology continues to evolve and footage is collected and stored, it’s important for agencies to pre-define processes and procedures for use of that footage, test out programs internally for a trial period, and then decide whether or not it makes sense for an agency-wide roll-out.


Categories: Law Enforcement

Flood Warning issued October 15 at 3:16PM CDT until October 16 at 1:26PM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 31 min ago
...The Flood Warning continues for the following areas in Texas... Brazos River near South Bend affecting Young County North Bosque River near Clifton affecting Bosque County The Flood Warning continues for The North Bosque River near Clifton. * At 300 PM Monday the stage was 21.08 feet. Flood Warning 2018-10-15T15:16:00-05:00 2018-10-16T13:26:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Bosque FIPS6 048035 UGC TXC035 VTEC /O.EXT.KFWD.FL.W.0094.181015T2218Z-181016T1826Z/ /CTNT2.1.ER.181015T2218Z.181016T0000Z.181016T0626Z.NO/
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Flood Warning issued October 15 at 3:16PM CDT until October 20 at 11:00AM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 31 min ago
...The Flood Warning continues for the following areas in Texas... Brazos River near South Bend affecting Young County North Bosque River near Clifton affecting Bosque County The Flood Warning continues for The Brazos River near South Bend. * At 230 PM Monday the stage was 23.50 feet. Flood Warning 2018-10-15T15:16:00-05:00 2018-10-20T11:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Young 33.08,-98.68 33.04,-98.51 32.96,-98.6 33.03,-98.8 33.08,-98.68 FIPS6 048503 UGC TXC503 VTEC /O.EXT.KFWD.FL.W.0072.000000T0000Z-181020T1600Z/ /SOUT2.1.ER.181011T1433Z.181017T0600Z.181020T0400Z.NO/
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Freeze Warning issued October 15 at 3:14PM CDT until October 16 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 33 min ago
...Freezing Temperatures Tonight... .A cold air mass moving into the area under clear skies will produce a freeze across much of the area tonight. ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CDT TUESDAY... * Temperatures...In the lower 30s to upper 20s. Freeze Warning 2018-10-15T15:14:00-05:00 2018-10-16T09:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Benton; Buchanan; Cedar; Clinton; Delaware; Des Moines; Dubuque; Henry; Iowa; Jackson; Jefferson; Johnson; Jones; Keokuk; Lee; Linn; Louisa; Muscatine; Scott; Van Buren; Washington FIPS6 019011 019019 019031 019045 019055 019057 019061 019087 019095 019097 019101 019103 019105 019107 019111 019113 019115 019139 019163 019177 019183 UGC IAZ040 IAZ041 IAZ042 IAZ051 IAZ052 IAZ053 IAZ054 IAZ063 IAZ064 IAZ065 IAZ066 IAZ067 IAZ068 IAZ076 IAZ077 IAZ078 IAZ087 IAZ088 IAZ089 IAZ098 IAZ099 VTEC /O.CON.KDVN.FZ.W.0004.181016T0300Z-181016T1400Z/
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Freeze Warning issued October 15 at 3:14PM CDT until October 16 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 33 min ago
...Freezing Temperatures Tonight... .A cold air mass moving into the area under clear skies will produce a freeze across much of the area tonight. ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CDT TUESDAY... * Temperatures...In the lower 30s to upper 20s. Freeze Warning 2018-10-15T15:14:00-05:00 2018-10-16T09:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Bureau; Carroll; Hancock; Henderson; Henry; Jo Daviess; McDonough; Mercer; Putnam; Rock Island; Stephenson; Warren; Whiteside FIPS6 017011 017015 017067 017071 017073 017085 017109 017131 017155 017161 017177 017187 017195 UGC ILZ001 ILZ002 ILZ007 ILZ009 ILZ015 ILZ016 ILZ017 ILZ018 ILZ024 ILZ025 ILZ026 ILZ034 ILZ035 VTEC /O.CON.KDVN.FZ.W.0004.181016T0300Z-181016T1400Z/
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Freeze Warning issued October 15 at 3:14PM CDT until October 16 at 9:00AM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 33 min ago
...Freezing Temperatures Tonight... .A cold air mass moving into the area under clear skies will produce a freeze across much of the area tonight. ...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AM CDT TUESDAY... * Temperatures...In the lower 30s to upper 20s. Freeze Warning 2018-10-15T15:14:00-05:00 2018-10-16T09:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Clark; Scotland FIPS6 029045 029199 UGC MOZ009 MOZ010 VTEC /O.CON.KDVN.FZ.W.0004.181016T0300Z-181016T1400Z/
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Flood Advisory issued October 15 at 3:13PM CDT until October 16 at 5:35AM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 34 min ago
The National Weather Service in League City has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Eastern Burleson County in southeastern Texas... Grimes County in southeastern Texas... Brazos County in southeastern Texas... Madison County in southeastern Texas... Flood Advisory 2018-10-15T15:13:00-05:00 2018-10-16T05:35:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Minor Likely Madison 30.73,-96.62 30.7,-96.56 30.74,-96.46 30.92,-96.34 31.09,-95.98 31.09,-95.92 30.95,-95.71 30.6,-95.78 30.63,-95.83 30.49,-95.82 30.33,-96.51 30.68,-96.71 30.73,-96.62 FIPS6 048313 UGC TXC313 VTEC /O.NEW.KHGX.FA.Y.0142.181015T2013Z-181015T2115Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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Flood Advisory issued October 15 at 3:13PM CDT until October 16 at 1:26PM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 34 min ago
The National Weather Service in League City has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Eastern Burleson County in southeastern Texas... Grimes County in southeastern Texas... Brazos County in southeastern Texas... Madison County in southeastern Texas... Flood Advisory 2018-10-15T15:13:00-05:00 2018-10-16T13:26:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Minor Likely Brazos; Burleson 30.73,-96.62 30.7,-96.56 30.74,-96.46 30.92,-96.34 31.09,-95.98 31.09,-95.92 30.95,-95.71 30.6,-95.78 30.63,-95.83 30.49,-95.82 30.33,-96.51 30.68,-96.71 30.73,-96.62 FIPS6 048041 048051 UGC TXC041 TXC051 VTEC /O.NEW.KHGX.FA.Y.0142.181015T2013Z-181015T2115Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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Flood Advisory issued October 15 at 3:13PM CDT until further notice by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 34 min ago
The National Weather Service in League City has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Eastern Burleson County in southeastern Texas... Grimes County in southeastern Texas... Brazos County in southeastern Texas... Madison County in southeastern Texas... Flood Advisory 2018-10-15T15:13:00-05:00 2018-10-16T15:17:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Minor Likely Walker 30.73,-96.62 30.7,-96.56 30.74,-96.46 30.92,-96.34 31.09,-95.98 31.09,-95.92 30.95,-95.71 30.6,-95.78 30.63,-95.83 30.49,-95.82 30.33,-96.51 30.68,-96.71 30.73,-96.62 FIPS6 048471 UGC TXC471 VTEC /O.NEW.KHGX.FA.Y.0142.181015T2013Z-181015T2115Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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Flood Advisory issued October 15 at 3:13PM CDT until October 19 at 9:10AM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 34 min ago
The National Weather Service in League City has issued a * Flood Advisory for... Eastern Burleson County in southeastern Texas... Grimes County in southeastern Texas... Brazos County in southeastern Texas... Madison County in southeastern Texas... Flood Advisory 2018-10-15T15:13:00-05:00 2018-10-19T09:10:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Minor Likely Grimes 30.73,-96.62 30.7,-96.56 30.74,-96.46 30.92,-96.34 31.09,-95.98 31.09,-95.92 30.95,-95.71 30.6,-95.78 30.63,-95.83 30.49,-95.82 30.33,-96.51 30.68,-96.71 30.73,-96.62 FIPS6 048185 UGC TXC185 VTEC /O.NEW.KHGX.FA.Y.0142.181015T2013Z-181015T2115Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/
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Ark. PD receives grants for new equipment, technology

Police One - 1 hour 36 min ago
Author: Heather R. Cotter

By Shelby Smithson KAIT8

JONESBORO, Ark. — Three grants awarded to the Jonesboro Police Department are taking some of the expense burdens off of taxpayer dollars.

It’s for equipment like bulletproof vests, body cameras, and updating laptops in the police cars. The Justice Assistance Grant that will be used to update equipment within the cruisers is straight funding the department received last year as well.

Chief Rick Elliott said each of these is important in keeping the officers and the community safe while staying on budget.

Full story: Police department receives three grants for safety equipment, technology upgrades


Categories: Law Enforcement

Youth charged with the murder of Jason Isaacs

Metropolitan Police News (UK) - 1 hour 38 min ago
Officers investigating the murder of 18-year-old Jason Isaacs in Northolt, have charged a 16-year-old male with murder.
Categories: UK - Law Enforcement

Freeze Warning issued October 15 at 3:04PM CDT until October 16 at 10:00AM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 43 min ago
...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 9 PM THIS EVENING TO 10 AM CDT TUESDAY... * Temperatures...In the upper 20s and lower 30s. * Timing...Frost will likely develop around midnight, with temperatures dropping near freezing between 1 and 2 AM. * Impacts...Freezing temperatures could kill sensitive Freeze Warning 2018-10-15T15:04:00-05:00 2018-10-16T10:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Allen; Butler; Chase; Chautauqua; Cowley; Elk; Ellsworth; Greenwood; Harper; Harvey; Kingman; Labette; Lincoln; Marion; McPherson; Montgomery; Neosho; Reno; Rice; Saline; Sedgwick; Sumner; Wilson; Woodson FIPS6 020001 020015 020017 020019 020035 020049 020053 020073 020077 020079 020095 020099 020105 020113 020115 020125 020133 020155 020159 020169 020173 020191 020205 020207 UGC KSZ033 KSZ048 KSZ049 KSZ050 KSZ051 KSZ052 KSZ053 KSZ067 KSZ068 KSZ069 KSZ070 KSZ071 KSZ072 KSZ082 KSZ083 KSZ091 KSZ092 KSZ093 KSZ094 KSZ095 KSZ096 KSZ098 KSZ099 KSZ100 VTEC /O.CON.KICT.FZ.W.0002.181016T0200Z-181016T1500Z/
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Flood Warning issued October 15 at 2:57PM CDT until October 17 at 6:00PM CDT by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 50 min ago
...The flood warning continues for the following rivers in Texas... Llano River at Llano Affecting Llano County The flood warning continues for the Llano River at Llano. * At 2:00 PM Monday the stage was 12.4 feet. * Flood stage is 10.0 feet. Flood Warning 2018-10-15T14:57:00-05:00 2018-10-17T18:00:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Llano 30.67,-98.96 30.75,-98.96 30.78,-98.54 30.67,-98.43 30.6,-98.41 30.71,-98.58 30.67,-98.96 FIPS6 048299 UGC TXC299 VTEC /O.EXT.KEWX.FL.W.0082.000000T0000Z-181017T2300Z/ /LLAT2.2.ER.181015T1434Z.181016T2100Z.181017T1100Z.NO/
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Flood Warning issued October 15 at 2:56PM CDT until further notice by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 51 min ago
.Updated Afternoon river information. River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for the next 48 hours. ...Flood Warning remains in effect until further notice... The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Camanche. Flood Warning 2018-10-15T14:56:00-05:00 2018-10-16T06:56:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Clinton; Scott 41.76,-90.33 41.89,-90.2 41.88,-90.12 41.8,-90.15 41.73,-90.27 41.76,-90.33 FIPS6 019045 019163 UGC IAC045 IAC163 VTEC /O.CON.KDVN.FL.W.0145.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /CMMI4.1.ER.181020T0600Z.181020T1800Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
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Flood Warning issued October 15 at 2:56PM CDT until further notice by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 51 min ago
.Updated Afternoon river information. River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for the next 48 hours. ...Flood Warning remains in effect until further notice... The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Gladstone LD18. Flood Warning 2018-10-15T14:56:00-05:00 2018-10-16T06:56:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Des Moines 40.94,-90.99 40.91,-90.94 40.84,-91.05 40.86,-91.1 40.94,-90.99 FIPS6 019057 UGC IAC057 VTEC /O.CON.KDVN.FL.W.0116.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /GLDI2.3.ER.180924T2120Z.181014T1300Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
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Flood Warning issued October 15 at 2:56PM CDT until further notice by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 51 min ago
.Updated Afternoon river information. River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for the next 48 hours. ...Flood Warning remains in effect until further notice... The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Burlington. Flood Warning 2018-10-15T14:56:00-05:00 2018-10-16T06:56:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Des Moines; Lee 40.86,-91.1 40.84,-91.05 40.62,-91.08 40.61,-91.42 40.67,-91.18 40.86,-91.1 FIPS6 019057 019111 UGC IAC057 IAC111 VTEC /O.CON.KDVN.FL.W.0117.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /BRLI4.3.ER.000000T0000Z.181014T1700Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
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Flood Warning issued October 15 at 2:56PM CDT until further notice by NWS

Weather Alerts - 1 hour 51 min ago
.Updated Afternoon river information. River forecasts include past precipitation and forecast rainfall for the next 48 hours. ...Flood Warning remains in effect until further notice... The Flood Warning continues for The Mississippi River at Keithsburg. Flood Warning 2018-10-15T14:56:00-05:00 2018-10-16T06:56:00-05:00 Actual Alert Met Expected Moderate Likely Des Moines; Louisa 41.17,-91.06 41.16,-90.97 41.08,-90.91 40.91,-90.94 40.94,-90.99 41.17,-91.06 FIPS6 019057 019115 UGC IAC057 IAC115 VTEC /O.CON.KDVN.FL.W.0115.000000T0000Z-000000T0000Z/ /KHBI2.3.ER.000000T0000Z.181014T1100Z.000000T0000Z.NO/
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