UAS on Main Street: Policy and Enforcement at the Local Level

by Alison Yakabe Disclaimer The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office or the Northern California Regional Intelligence Center (NCRIC). Abstract Due to increasing system sophistication and affordability, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are becoming more

Analysis of C3 Counterinsurgency Inspired Policing, and the Flip Side of the COIN

Bruce Hiorns EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction As a result of its drugs- and gang-related violence, in 2011, the city of Springfield, Massachusetts was ranked the twelfth most violent city in the United States, according to data gathered from the Uniform Crime Report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). [1]  The rise in violence followed the

Risk, Politics, and Money: Need for A Value-Based Model for Financing Public Health Preparedness

William F. Pilkington EXECUTIVE SUMMARY This research pointed to significant problems in the public health preparedness system for which there are no easy solutions. Budgets are extremely tight and staffs are strained. Most of the public health preparedness funding comes from one federal grant (PHEP) that has been declining every year for the last seven