Technology
officer with a body-worn camera during a traffic stop
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Imagine if an agency was able to actually ensure that its officers were safely responding to calls for service, communicating with the public in a courteous manner, and enforcing the law without viola...
Education & Training
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Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is a model law enforcement mental health collaboration program that is believed to benefit patrol personnel in their encounters with individuals experiencing a psych...
Community-Police Relations
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It’s a warm August morning in Atlanta, Georgia. The stifling heat and humidity of late summer has yet to take hold. A vast sea of discarded junk food containers, clothes, shoes, water bottles, and o...
Drugs & Alcohol
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The use of synthetic opioid analogues is emerging as a means to concentrate the effect, and hence profits, of heroin and other oft-abused drugs. The word “opium” is derived from the ancient Greek ...
From the Director
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From smartphones enhancing the interconnectivity of people worldwide to robotics enhancing manufacturing productivity and self-driving car research that aims to reduce highway fatalities, technology i...
Community-Police Relations
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Law enforcement has come a long way since 1839 when Sir Robert Peel outlined his general instructions to be issued to every new police officer in the Metropolitan Police. Or has it? When Sir Peel defi...
Community-Police Relations
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One need only look to recent media reports to see examples of negative encounters between law enforcement and individuals with mental illness who are experiencing homelessness. For example, a man expe...
President's Message
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A healthy community requires hard work and a concerted effort by all stakeholders—governing bodies; medical partners; faith communities; community and nonprofit groups; and, of course, law enforcem...
Mental Health
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The communities in which police officers work encompass a multitude of individuals with different ages, genders, incomes, races, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, abilities, health statuses...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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Law enforcement professionals worldwide are facing unprecedented challenges and threats in the field, including more frequent active shooter incidents.1 Police are expected to arrive at emergencies wi...