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Celebrities and the U.S. Government Come Together on World Environment Day

Celebrities and the U.S. Government Come Together on World Environment Day

Celebrities and the U.S. Government Come Together on World Environment Day to Support Combating Wildlife Trafficking

5 Things to You Need to Know about Wildlife Trafficking and How to Address the Problem

Ivory, Tortoise Shell, & Fur: The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking

Ivory, Tortoise Shell, & Fur: The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking

Museum’s Newest Temporary Exhibit Aims to Educate and Raise Awareness

It’s estimated that in the last century we have lost 97 percent of the world’s tigers. In just the last 13 years there has been a 76 percent decline in the elephant population. Last year alone, there were over 1,200 rhinoceros killed. Each of these animal populations are being severely depleted in large part due to illegal wildlife trafficking, an issue that our own government has recently announced it is taking on in an effort to combat the problem. Now, people have the opportunity to learn more about the world of illegal wildlife trafficking at a new exhibit, called “Ivory, Tortoise Shell, & Fur: The Ugly Truth of Wildlife Trafficking” at the Crime Museum, located in Washington, D.C.

New ‘Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes’ Exhibit Opens at Crime Museum

New ‘Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes’ Exhibit Opens at Crime Museum

Nearly every week there are news headlines sharing stories that are considered “hate crimes.” Being a fairly new term in the country, many people are not sure what exactly a hate crime is. Now they can learn more about hate crimes, which is a part of domestic terrorism, at a new exhibit at the Crime Museum, located in Washington, D.C. The new exhibit, titled “Attack on America: The Fight Against Terrorism & Hate Crimes,” opened in March and provides people a thorough look at the history of such crimes, including offering them artifacts to view.

“Hate crimes and domestic terrorism are things that all of us see in the news daily, and we all feel the impact; whether we have been a victim, know a victim or have been impacted through legislation,” states Janine Vaccarello, chief operating officer of the Crime Museum.  “Being able to learn more about this type of crime, which happens here on our own soil, is powerful for everyone.”

CrimePush Launches Revolutionary Security App to Help Individuals, Universities, and Police

CrimePush Launches Revolutionary Security App to Help Individuals, Universities, and Police

Every 15 seconds in America there is a burglary that takes place. Every 43 seconds a vehicle is stolen somewhere in the country. On top of that there are countless other crimes committed throughout communities and on college campuses. We are all in search of a safer country, and CrimePush has just unveiled what could be the answer to the country’s crime problem.

“Everyone wants a way to help reduce and easily report crime,” explains Shayan Pahlevani, founder and chief executive officer of CrimePush. “This is a tool that is going to do just that. It’s easy to use and highly effective.”

CrimePush is a new crime-reporting and personal security application, which has unveiled a number of new features designed to keep students and citizens safe. It is now available on iTunes and Google Play. Users can quickly download the free app to explore the utility and ingenuity of the service.

Caring for All Animals

Caring for All Animals

Protecting animals and working with our community to prevent cruelty is what our dedicated field services team does day in and day out, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We believe that every animal matters—regardless of breed, size, age, or any other factor. Recently, one case surrounding one small reptile proved just that.  

In December, our Animal Care & Control Officers were assisting Metropolitan Police Department Officers with a search warrant at the home of Darnell Jones, 34, in Washington, DC, when they came across a snake. The snake was extremely underweight and appeared to be having difficulty shedding her skin which is indicative of significant husbandry and care issues. The subsequent investigation by Humane Law Enforcement Officer Michael Triebwasser revealed that the snake had been underweight for seven months and had never at any point during that time been taken to a veterinarian for proper care.

Local K-9 Team Finishes Second in National Competition

Local K-9 Team Finishes Second in National Competition

Great news for Alexandria Law Enforcement!

The Alexandria Sheriff’s Office K-9 team took second place overall in explosives detection at a national competition last week.

Sherman, a six-year-old Labrador retriever and his partner, Deputy John O’Hara, competed at the United States Police Canine Association’s National Detector Dog Field Trial against 80 K-9 teams from across the country from Sunday, May 20 through Wednesday, May 23, in Lakeland, Florida.

The explosives trials consisted of an odor recognition test, searches of three areas, and five vehicles full of hidden explosives.