The following abstracts on public safety-related articles appeared in newspapers, magazines and websites earlier in 2019. This page is no longer being updated due to the end of the Justice Technology Information Center (JTIC) program.


South Carolina Prisons Attempting Trial Run for New Opioid Treatment Drug

The Post and Courier, (08/04/2017), Andrew Brown

Under a new pilot program, the South Carolina Department of Corrections will administer the treatment drug Vivitrol to inmates with opioid addiction problems. Officials hope the treatment program will help incarcerated people avoid drugs once they are released. The trial run of Vivitrol will begin with 10 prisoners. Corrections staff and drug treatment specialists will manage the medication and counseling, either in person or through telemedicine conferences.


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Police Department to Get Over $100,000 in Safety/Training Equipment

The Bridgeport News, (08/30/2017), Darlene J. Swiger

The Bridgeport (W.Va.) Police Department will receive $114,650 in safety/training and cruiser equipment due to a budget surplus from last fiscal year. A total of $39,500 will be spent on cruisers for warning lights, sirens, scanners, vehicle markings and consoles. Funds will also be used for defensive tactics body suits to be used when teaching defensive tactics and force-to-force scenarios, storage cases for gas and chemical masks, in-vehicle cameras, radios and other equipment.

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New Oklahoma DUI Database Helps Police Track Offenders

NewsOn6, (08/29/2017), Marty Kasper

A new database is helping police departments across Oklahoma improve tracking of DUI offenders. The database requires that DUIs be reported to courts of records, and sets up a system that officers in the state will be able to access to see someone’s DUI history. The database has more than 1,500 active cases entered and 2,500 law enforcement officers enrolled.

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