Gov1 Topic Directory

Your hub for current news, resources and information on topics that are critical to local government leaders, elected officials and engaged citizens.

Here you’ll find the latest original videos and series covering a variety of correctional topics, including training, safety, mental health and more.

The Gov1 Webinars resource page serves as a central access point for registration information about upcoming live Lexipol and Gov1 webinars, on-demand viewing of past webinars, news about webinars hosted by organizations and partners, and analysis of industry webinars.

Lexipol provides fully developed, state-specific policies researched and written by subject matter experts and vetted by attorneys. Our policies are based on nationwide standards and best practices while also incorporating state and federal laws and regulations where appropriate. Best of all, we keep your policies updated for you, saving you time and money.

With Lexipol, you will enhance personnel accountability, reduce liability, save time and money on policy management AND rest easy knowing your facility is protected.

The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Mar. 11, 2020.

Officially named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization on Feb. 11, 2020, the novel coronavirus is thought to be spread by respiratory droplet transmission and/or contact with infected patients.

Find COVID-19 breaking news, what local officials need to know about the novel coronavirus and tips for government leaders in how to prepare for and educate on the COVID-19 pandemic here.

SafeGov is a new information source helping local governments better protect their communities as well as their operations and staff from a wide range of modern threats. We’re on a mission to see municipal operations and communities made more secure and resilient by focusing on the best available data strategies, technologies, training and resources.

Disaster strikes anywhere, so we’ve compiled an emergency public information kit composed of shareable, digestible resources to help residents prepare for emergencies and disasters.

We’ve included resources like 4 Critical Tips for Sheltering During Winter Storms, pet safety tips and more. There are also grant leads and news to support emergency planning.

We’ve compiled an Opioid Epidemic Resource Guide to help you navigate this issue facing most communities.

We’ve included tools like an interactive map of drug overdose deaths and a fentanyl overdose primer for medics. There are grant leads, news and insights into topics like the public bathrooms crisis and strategies to increase treatment, intervention and education.

We’ve compiled resources to help communities prevent incidence of sexual violence. A review of sexual assault statistics reveals why this is a community problem nationwide, affecting millions of American men, women, boys and girls.

We’ve included information on available trainings for various community groups, including public health professionals, educators, community leaders and businesses. There is also information about grants for sexual assault prevention, primers on common date rape drugs, news and insights into topics like, How Prevalent is Sexual Assault on College Campuses?

As our colleagues over at explain, grants can be a boon for cash-strapped local government agencies looking to expand or maintain their capabilities. Under the Gov1 Grants topic, we feature funding opportunities from both governmental and private sources as well as success stories of how this hard-earned funding has enabled safer, healthier and all around more resilient communities.