Only 13 state licenses qualified but other states were granted a deferral.
- Ben Gross
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Drivers licenses issued by the Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration are considered valid ID for gaining entrance to certain federal facilities and for boarding commercial aircraft under the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) "REAL ID" Act. A press release issued by DHS identified Maryland and 12 other states meeting the minimum standards. The other states were Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. Some states did not submit sufficient information for DHS to determine whether their identifications met requirements. The release also said that a temporary deferment will be granted to those states that did not meet the requirements at this time. The …
Department of Homeland Security funds realistic video on how to face a random shooting incident and survive.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Police jurisdictions have released a video funded by the Department of Homeland Security on how to survive a situation like that faced last month by moviegoers in Aurora, CO, and at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin -- a person with a gun set on shooting random victims. The advice, given in a movie-like scenario complete with fake blood spatter, screams and office workers armed with metal folding chairs, boils down to these three priorities in this order: run, hide, fight. The video was produced by the City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security, and information about it was released Monday by the Prince George's County Police Department. What would you do if faced with a gunman at your workplace or house of worship? Tell us …