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Amber Alert

Amber Alert

Amber Alert

In line with Mara Sullivan

about Amber Alert in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The AMBER Alert is a voluntary partnership between law enforcement agencies, media, and others to distribute an urgent bulletin in the most serious child abduction cases. It was created in 1996 as a response to the kidnapping and murder of a nine-year-old girl, Amber Hagerman, by a stranger in Arlington, Texas. The acronym stands for America's Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. The goal of the AMBER plan is to involve the entire community to help assist in the safe return of abducted children by publicizing the abduction. After law enforcement has confirmed a missing child report, an AMBER Alert is sent to media outlets such as radio stations, television stations, cable companies, Internet bulletin boards, and electronic highway billboards. Since its inception, the AMBER Alert has been an important and successful tool in rescuing kidnapped children in the states that voluntarily participate in the program.

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors

In line with Kevin Lothridge

about American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The American (United States) Society of Crime Laboratory Directors (ASCLD) is a nonprofit professional society devoted to the improvement of crime laboratory operations through sound management practices. Its purpose is to foster the common professional interests of its members; to promote and foster the development of laboratory management principles and techniques; to acquire, preserve, and disseminate information related to the utilization of crime laboratories; to maintain and improve communications among crime laboratory directors; to promote, encourage, and maintain the highest standards of practice in the field of crime laboratory services; and to strive for the suitable and proper accomplishment of the purposes and objectives of ASCLD as a professional association. The provision of forensic science services has become a focal point within many law enforcement agencies in the past two decades.

American Society of Criminology

American Society of Criminology

American Society of Criminology

In line with Heath B. Grant

about American Society of Criminology in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The American (United States) Society of Criminology (ASC) began in 1941 in Berkeley, California, as a meeting of seven police administration professors under the original name of the National Association of College Police Training Officials (NACPTO). Among the founders were August Vollmer and Orlando W. (O. W.) Wilson, two of the earliest police administrators who advocated training and education for all police personnel and who also supported academic research into police practices. Under their leadership, NACPTO focused principally on the enhancement and standardization of police training. Growing quickly from informal gatherings to formal meetings, the association began to attract police trainers from California and neighboring states as well as a number of college professionals.

Amtrak Police

Amtrak Police

Amtrak Police

In line with Subutay Musluoglu

about Amtrak Police in the Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement:

The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, better known as Amtrak, was created in 1970 when President Richard M. Nixon signed the Rail Passenger Service Act. Amtrak, created in response to the bankruptcies of a number of intercity passenger railroads, assumed the responsibility of long-distance intercity rail services on May 1, 1971. Along with other personnel from the railroads who were transferred to Amtrak were a number of police officers who had been employed by the railroads that became part of the new, public-funded rail network. Since the creation of Amtrak, these officers have been recognized as federal police officers based on the statutory authority provided under the United States of America Code 545J, Section 104.305-45.