UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center to launch training program for rural law enforcement agencies

WATE Story With the help of federal tax dollars, rural police officers in our area may be able to take advantage of free, specialized, training. The University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center plans to launch a training center, specifically geared toward agencies with fewer resources, this fall. The program

LEIC Receives Grant to Launch Rural Training Center

Rural law enforcement officers will see the benefits of a $1.3 million grant awarded to the University of Tennessee Law Enforcement Innovation Center (LEIC) by the United States Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office). LEIC plans to use the funds to establish a rural law

‘Random’ shootings are not the same as getting shot by a stranger

Author: Shannon Smith Published: 11:58 PM EDT April 17, 2019 Updated: 11:58 PM EDT April 17, 2019 KNOXVILLE, Tennessee — Random shootings are not common, but crimes committed by strangers can be. According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, 50.5% of victims of firearm violence do not know their offender.

LEIC’s Chris Jones discusses how to respond and prepare for an active shooter

East Tennessee officials are still investigating what they call a “random” shooting at the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville.  The attack on April 16, 2019 killed a Pennsylvania woman and injured a man from Massachusetts, both visitors to our state. Click HERE to view the video interview.

New Law Enforcement Training Focuses on Communication

Originally published as a guest column in the Knoxville News Sentinel.  By Don  Green, LEIC In a recent article, Yolanda Jones and Daniel Connelly with USA Today Network reported on recent law enforcement involved shootings in the Memphis area. In each of the cases, there is concern over the justification of

BCBST, LEIC Partner to Prevent Overdose Deaths

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BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation, Law Enforcement Innovation Center Partner To Prevent Drug Overdose Deaths The UT Law Enforcement Innovation Center’s work highlighted in new issue of Better Tennessee Magazine NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Each year, the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Health Foundation partners with local organizations to improve community