A 44-year-old Evansville man was arrested Thursday night on State Road 135 South with 64 grams of Meth. The Washington County Drug Team, Indiana State Police,and the Washington County Sheriffs Department and the Washington County Sheriffs Department K-9 Unit were all involved in the arrest. On Thursday, March 7th, Officers with the Washington County Drug Team, Indiana State Police, and Washington County Sheriffs Department were jointly working drug interdiction traffic stops. At approximately 9:15 PM, a traffic stop was initiated onState Road 135 south of Salem, which resulted in the arrest of one individual and the seizure of 64 grams of methamphetamine.Michael R. Jackson, age 44 of Evansvillewas taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Detention Center, where he was booked-in on drug related charges.Jackson was charged withDealing in methamphetamine, possession with intent to deliver. The amount of drug involved is at least 10 grams, a Level 2 Felony.Criminal organization, a Level 6 Felony.Possession of methamphetamine, the amount of drug involved is least twenty-eight (28) grams, a Level 3 Felony.Sheriff Brent Miller asks if you have drug information. please call the DRUG TIP-LINE at (812)883-6566.
- National Center for Credibility Assessment
MISSIONThe National Center for Credibility Assessment is the federal center for credibility assessment education, oversight, research and development. NCCA supports 28 DOD and federal agencies in addition to war-fighter elements by:• Providing initial education and training to qualify federal personnel for certification in credibility assessment technologies.• Training the war-fighter on credibility assessment screening devices.• Managing the continuing education certification program for all federal agencies.• Managing the quality assurance program that develops, implements and provides oversight of standards for the federal credibility assessment programs.• Researching, investigating, developing, validating and fielding credibility assessment tools that increase and enhance operational capabilities.• Providing strategic support to intelligence and law enforcement operations and investigations in the form of advice, analysis and assistance.THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF NCCAThe original U.S. Army Polygraph School was established in 1951 as part of the Provost Marshal General School at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and graduated its first class that same year. In September 1962, the Provost Marshal School was redesignated the U.S. Army Military Police School, known as USAMPS, and the Army Polygraph School remained under the auspices of USAMPS. In 1975, USAMPS and its polygraph school transferred to Fort McClellan, Alabama.In 1985, Congress passed a bill directing and authorizing the secretary of defense to institute a program of counterintelligence polygraph examinations for military, civilian and contractor personnel whose duties involved access to classified and highly sensitive compartmented information.In August 1985, the deputy secretary of defense signed a memorandum designating the secretary of the Army as executive agent for polygraph training within the DOD; and in November 1986, USAMPS Polygraph School was realigned and designated as the DOD Polygraph Institute, known as DODPI. Shortly thereafter, DODPI transitioned from a vocational and technical polygraph training school to an educational institution.In September 1991, the secretary of the Army executive agency responsibility was eliminated and changed the authority, direction and control of DODPI to the assistant secretary of defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence.In June 1993, the Joint Security Commission was formed to address security concerns within the federal government, specifically within the intelligence and defense communities. One of the recommendations was to consolidate the CIA Polygraph School with DODPI to form a polygraph institute that would conduct all polygraph education and training of government polygraph examiners. Another recommendation was that DODPI be the executive agent for a robust, interagency-coordinated and centrally funded research program concentrating on developing valid and reliable security and applicant screening tests; investigating countermeasures; and conducting developmental research on polygraph techniques, instrumentation and analytical methods.In May 1999, operational responsibilities for DODPI were placed under the Defense Security Service. As part of the Base Realignment and Closure, in June 1999, DODPI moved to its present location at Fort Jackson.In July 2000, the DODPI polygraph education program was recognized for transferrable graduate credit by Argosy University, Washington, D.C.In December 2002, DODPI was functionally transferred from the Defense Security Service to the newly established Counterintelligence Field Activity. DODPI operationally fell under the Counterintelligence Field Activity on Oct. 1, 2003.In January 2003, DODPI was accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools to award a certificate of graduate study in the psychophysiological detection of deception. Several universities now accept the program’s coursework for graduate credit.On Jan. 25, 2007, the deputy secretary of defense signed a directive renaming DODPI the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment, or DACA, a name representing the full spectrum of credibility assessment missions.On Aug. 3, 2008, DACA transitioned under the operational control of the Defense Intelligence Agency.The undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence recommended the redesignation of DACA as the NCCA, stating “formal designation of DACA as a national center acknowledges congressional recognition of DACA as the leader for federal credibility assessment issues and provides a clear focal point for this discipline within the federal government.” The recommendation to designate the organization as the NCCA was approved by the deputy secretary for defense Aug. 26, 2010.On Sept. 20, 2012, the director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, endorsed the NCCA as “the office of primary responsibility across the executive branch for polygraph examiner education and training, continuing education certification, quality assurance programming and credibility assessment research.”
- Local Shoppers Win Big During Los Alamos And White Rock Small Business Saturday
Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann with the Grinch aka Dave Fuehne. Courtesy/ChamberCHAMBER News:The holiday shopping season kicked off Nov. 30 in Los Alamos and White Rock with Small Business Saturday.This year, a few lucky shoppers also won big in the Enterprise Bank & Trust Blue Bucks raffle. The program is designed to incentivize shopping locally, and offered shoppers a chance to win cash prizes and gift cards to participating businesses.For the second consecutive year, the Blue Bucks Raffle promotion was organized by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos MainStreet, and sponsored by Enterprise Bank & Trust. Blue Bucks raffle tickets were given out by participating businesses for every $25 spent locally.In 2019, the promotion ran for eight days and the winning tickets were drawn and announced Saturday, Dec. 7 during the WinterFest Holiday Lights Parade. More than 9,500 raffle tickets were submitted for the drawing, representing $238,425 in money spent locally over the eight days of the promotion. This was equivalent to a 16.5 percent per day increase in spending this year, compared to the 13-day promotional period in 2018.The grand prize winner of the drawing is Dave Fuehne, who received the winning ticket while shopping at the CB FOX Department Store. Ironically, Fuehne was dressed up as the Grinch who walked alongside the Los Alamos School of Gymnastics float in the Holiday Lights Parade. It looks like this Grinch’s holiday will be a whole lot merrier! CB FOX also won $1,000 for giving away the winning ticket.The $500 winner is Gina Kave, who received her winning ticket at Bennett’s Fine Jewelry.The two $250 winners are Jodi Jurney, who received her winning ticket from Pet Pangaea, and Eric & Kathy Bjorklund, who received their winning ticket from the Los Alamos Nature Center by PEEC.The drawing on Saturday also was for five gift bags, each containing at least $400 in gift certificates or merchandise from participating businesses. The winners are Juan Duque, who shopped at Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware in Los Alamos, Sam Romero, who shopped at Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware in White Rock, Shirley Harbur, who shopped at the Los Alamos Co+op Market, Jim Lujan, who shopped at Bennett’s Fine Jewelry, and Hannah Hughes. “I want to give a big ‘Thank You’ to Enterprise Bank & Trust for supporting the Los Alamos business community,” said Melanie Bennett, owner of Bennett’s Fine Jewelry. “I found the Blue Bucks tickets created excitement and increased our business. It is not often that you find a financial institution that cares to help the business community. We are blessed to have their support and the support of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and MainStreet.” Bennett’s gave away one of the winning tickets for a gift bag.Small Business Saturday is an annual celebration in conjunction with the national promotion started by American Express to support local businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Started in Los Alamos in 2010 by Cyndi Wells, owner of Pet Pangaea, the event has grown over the years.For the second year the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Los Alamos MainStreet partnered with Enterprise Bank & Trust to organize the event, and also produced a local Holiday Gift Guide to inspire local gift purchases. New this year was the “Little Shops” pop-up shop at the YMCA, which offered a space for businesses interested in the concept of a permanent Little Shops location. It was open to shoppers on both Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. “Small Business Saturday was the main day to come out and support our local businesses,” said Los Alamos County Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann. “But with eight days of the raffle ticket giveaways, we hope this promotion extended the idea of shopping local and made a big difference for our small businesses this holiday season. Thank you to Enterprise Bank & Trust for their support!”From left, Dave Volk of CB FOX, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Blue Bucks grand prize winner the Grinch aka Dave Fuehne and EB&T Regional President Liddie Martinez. Courtesy/Chamber From left, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Dave Volk of CB FOX receiving a $1,000 check for being the merchant that sold the Blue Bucks grand prize raffle ticket, Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez, and the grand prize winner of the EB&T Blue Bucks drawing is Dave Fuehne. Courtesy/Chamber