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08/02/18
This year's annual conference will be held in Kearney, Nebraska September 30th through October 3rd. For more details, including PCAN's Annual Meeting, please go to the "members' section."

2018 NSA/POAN Annual Conference




05/01/18
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium has a policy of allowing concealed carry on zoo grounds if the person is an active LEO (credentialed) or a retired LEO qualified under the provisions of HR 218.

Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo's Concealed Carry Policy




03/02/18
Justice Department Statement on Claims of NIJ Certification of Ballistic Backpacks Please attribute the following statement to Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley: "The National Institute of Justice the research, development, and evaluation agency of the Department of Justice has never tested nor certified ballistic items, such as backpacks, blankets, or briefcases, other than body armor for law enforcement. Marketing that claims NIJ testing or certification for such products is false." Background: In recent days, multiple media outlets have repeated misleading statements made by companies about "NIJ certification" of their ballistic backpack products. Additional Background: The only ballistic-resistant product that NIJ certifies is law enforcement body armor that meet the requirements of NIJ's Compliance Testing Program (CTP), which are then listed on NIJ's Compliant Products List. Testing body armor involves a technically rigorous test campaign that must be carried out by one of four laboratories that are accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program and approved by NIJ to participate in the CTP. The protocols and procedures are described in the current NIJ performance standard NIJ Standard 0101.06, Ballistic Resistance of Body Armor. In addition, NIJ offers many informational resources on law enforcement body armor at policearmor.org.

Justice Department Statement