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On a typical summer day in Arizona, the Peoria Police Department impounded a vehicle for a traffic violation. After processing the impounded vehicle, Rick Hyde, the vehicle impound coordinator, sent a...
Leadership
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The last 30 years have seen dramatic increases in the amount of research conducted on a wide variety of U.S. law enforcement issues and concerns. From the tumultuous times experienced during the 1960s...
Technology
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Technology has given police departments the opportunity to use the same advanced technology that is helping to create Smart Cities -- adding new levels of connectivity that allow every level of govern...
Recruitment & Personnel
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Different viewpoints identify different reasons for actively and intentionally integrating minorities into the workforce. Some argue that diversity-promoting policies exist to remedy past wrongs of di...
Community-Police Relations
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Responding to the myriad of issues and demands placed on law enforcement agencies by diverse community groups can often be overwhelming for law enforcement executives. Even with the best intentions an...
President's Message
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Law enforcement leaders recognize that not one single factor has been more essential to preventing and reducing crime levels than collaboration between law enforcement agencies and the communities the...
Drugs & Alcohol
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Whether individuals work in urban, suburban, or rural communities, law enforcement officers invariably encounter the impact of drug use and mental illness. These impacts range from disruptive behavior...
Policy
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Tremendous changes within the field of law enforcement have taken place over the last several years. When the U.S. Department of Justice released the Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21...
Chief's Counsel
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At the end of 2016, approximately 28 U.S. states and the District of Columbia had decriminalized marijuana for medical purposes, recreational purposes, or both. Each state’s laws vary to significan...
Community-Police Relations
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For decades, the argument has been made that one of the surest ways to build positive, lasting community-police relationships is through an organizational commitment to community policing.1 The IACP h...