Leadership
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  On a warm Tuesday in June 2016, a group of students stood at the edge of a grassy field on the historic American Civil War battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. They were about to step onto ...
Mental Health
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The death of Michael Brown in 2014 and subsequent high-profile officer-involved shootings have prompted police departments across the United States to evaluate their use of force and deadly force poli...
Terrorism
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When preparing for a special event, law enforcement and security professionals have traditionally recognized the threat posed by large vehicles as a delivery medium for substantial explosive devices. ...
Mental Health
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There is much talk among law enforcement officers about de-escalation and use of force—methods, appropriate use, and risk analysis. Although each officer needs to follow his or her training, individ...
Policy
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Law enforcement is currently under intense scrutiny, and no discussion of policing practices is complete without addressing use of force. The recent narrative surrounding law enforcement use of force ...
Technology
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Events of recent years have brought attention to the issue of law enforcement use of force in the United States, especially in cases that result in a fatality. Law enforcement, commentators, politicia...
Policy
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Use of force by law enforcement is a controversial issue in countries across the globe. There is no universal standard that defines its justification absolutely; as a consequence, each case is analyz...
President's Message
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Recently, the issue of law enforcement’s use of force has been the subject of intense discourse for the media, politicians, law makers, and community members, as well as sparking important conversat...
Research & Evidence-Based Policing
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The use of force by U.S. law enforcement officers during encounters with citizens is one of the most important moments in constitutional policing. Many clear examples of when response to resistance (o...
Community-Police Relations
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An unarmed civilian is fatally shot. A family grieves or anxiously awaits their loved one’s recovery. Long-simmering tensions boil over. Video of the shooting is released or withheld. Debates rage ...