Recruitment & Personnel
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Historically, law enforcement officer positions have been relatively easy to fill and often attracted many more applicants than available positions. Law enforcement careers once represented a stable w...
Terrorism
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es conjured up when contemplating Mexican drug cartels might seem like they belong in an action movie or in a more barbaric time long since passed. Armed conflict between federal police trying to reta...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), in cooperation with its Compliance Testing Program (CTP), is undertaking a series of updates and enhancements to several protective equipment standards. These ...
Technology
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The following tweet is posted on open source media: @Johndoe-5150 - I've loaded my AR-15. On my way to @cardshark's house to retrieve my bitcoin winnings. I will kill you and anyone else who gets i...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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It is the invisible force that has the power to save or kill. It can make an agency grow or it can stifle an agency. It can provide or steal employees’ most valuable moments with family and friends....
Officer Safety & Wellness
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“The strongest factor related to unit resilience is officer leadership…. Good leaders make a very big difference under high-stress conditions.” —Paul Bliese, Colonel, U.S. Army There is no d...
President's Message
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Law enforcement is constantly being challenged to rise to higher levels of performance, crime prevention, and community engagement. None of these objectives can be successfully met or exceeded without...
Recruitment & Personnel
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Civilian employees are an important resource in policing, but they have been largely overlooked by researchers. The biggest focus has been on the growth in their numbers—civilian employees grew from...
Recruitment & Personnel
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Research on Civilians in Policing” provides insight into the changing roles and opportunities for civilian employees within law enforcement agencies. The civilianization (the tendency to replace or ...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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Experiential learning in life is an asset that needs recognition as a vital part of training in individuals’ resilience to stress. Similar to the characters in a computer game where experiences resu...