It seems like we're all on the run all the time these days. So, DCJS created this podcast library of interesting and informative criminal justice topics so you can tune in on your MP3 player or iPod. Below you will find a variety of programs produced by DCJS and/or the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police. Just click on a title and your computer's audio player will play them for you. Or, using your mouse, you can ‘right click' on podcast titles and save them to your desktop or other file. Then, you can import or drag the files to your MP3 player and listen while you work, walk, or while at the gym or in your car. You can find additional law enforcement-related podcasts on the Chief's Association website: go to www.NYchiefs.org and click on "APB Podcasts."
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- New York State Division of Parole (13:39) - Mark Spawn of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police interviews Chairwoman Andrea Evans about the roles and responsibilities of the New York State Division of Parole.
- AMBER Alert Case Example (13:52) - Mark Spawn of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police explains how an actual AMBER alert was responded to in New York State.
- DNA: All crimes (11:52) - New York State currently collects a DNA sample from only 46 percent of those convicted – convicted, not arrested for – penal law crimes. Expanding the databank will solve crimes that have been committed, prevent crimes that would have been committed and exonerate the innocent. (transcript)
- Human Trafficking (8:17) - Mark Spawn of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police interviews staff of the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services about Human Trafficking investigations and the law. (transcript)
- Leandra's Law (12:07) - New York is one of 36 states in the nation with special child endangerment laws that impose tougher sanctions on individuals who place a child passenger at risk while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. (transcript)
- Missing Persons - Missing Child Cases (4:56) - In this program, Mark Spawn of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police interviews the program manager for the New York State Missing and Exploited Children Clearinghouse, about missing person and missing child cases. (transcript)
- Offender Re-entry: Coming Home, Staying Home (23:47) - In this program, a team of students from Niagara Falls High School and Media Education Director Richard Meranto interviewed several men at the re-entry unit at the Orleans Correctional Facility and several on parole about the challenges to returning to their community. (transcript)
- Operation IMPACT and IMPACT Tools (7:41) - Mark Spawn of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police interviews Acting Commissioner Sean M. Byrne of the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services about the premier crime fighting program for Upstate New York and Long Island. (transcript)
- Sex Offender Management (10:24) - The director of the Office of Sex Offender Management at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, talks with Mark Spawn of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police about the Sex Offender Registry, Sex Offenders, and Civil Confinement. (transcript)
- Centerpiece: Erie Crime Analysis Center – The Crime Analysis Center, located at the Buffalo Police Department, provides law enforcement in Erie County with a centrally located unit responsible for conducting in-depth analysis of all county crime data.
- Centerpiece: Community Corrections – Probation officers play a key role in ensuring community safety, and make a difference in the lives of those they supervise.
- Centerpiece: Excess Property Program – ranging from radios to aircraft – is now available cost-free to law enforcement agencies.
- Centerpiece: Internet Safety (6:28) – Middle-school students in an Albany suburb learn that there can be scary consequences to their online activity.
- Centerpiece: Fighting Domestic Violence (2:52) – More than 2,000 individuals faced strangulation charges in the first 15 weeks the law was on the books. What makes it so effective?
- Centerpiece: Help and Hope for Crime Victims (2:04) – Tina M. Stanford, director of the New York State Office of Victim Services, discusses how the state ensures an important safety net for crime victims.