Tag: DEA

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DOJ Launches Body-Worn Camera Program for Federal Agents

On Sept. 1, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) announced the launch of the first phase of its Body-Worn Camera Program that requires department law enforcement personnel to use body-worn cameras (BWCs) during pre-planned law enforcement operations. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Phoenix and Detroit Field Divisions have officially begun using BWCs during these pre-planned operations. Over the course […]

Fentanyl Exposure: Protecting Security Officers and First Responders

The current opioid epidemic, which is being fueled by the synthetic opioid fentanyl, has created a heightened danger for enforcement, fire, rescue, and emergency medical first responders who arrive at the scene of overdoses (ODs), traffic stops, arrests, and searches. Given how opioid use has expanded as the crisis continues, security officers should be aware […]

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Lawmakers Want to Know the Drug Risks to Postal Workers

Members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform have requested an audit to examine how the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is training and preparing its workforce to respond to the risk posed by the illegal shipment of synthetic opioids.