Traffic Safety
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For more than 30 years, law enforcement has relied on the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) to disable fleeing vehicles and to remove aggressor vehicles from motorcades or convoys. When conduct...
Community-Police Relations
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When many current law enforcement leaders were beginning their careers, the term “open data” was not frequently used within the field of law enforcement. Historically, many police chiefs preferred...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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For the nearly 18,000 law enforcement agencies operating in the United States, their responsibilities span every minute of every day. To ensure that policing services can be provided around the clock,...
Research & Evidence-Based Policing
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In a memo addressed to Berkshire Hathaway managers, Warren Buffet stated, “Culture, more than rule books, determines how an organization behaves.”1 When it comes to risk management (RM) in law enf...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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Think back on the last time you rested. Did you get at least seven hours of uninterrupted sleep, and, if so, did you get the same amount of rest the last nine times you slept? If the answer to either ...
Chief's Counsel
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Just over two years ago, in 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in City & County of San Francisco, California v. Sheehan portended a potential shift in the court’s view on police use of fo...
Leadership
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For the past couple of decades, law enforcement executives in the United States have seen an increase in the monitoring of their operations by local civil rights organizations and the U.S. Department ...
Research in Brief
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One of the most significant reforms in modern policing has been the push for law enforcement to be more proactive in reducing crime or building trust and confidence with their communities. While there...
Policy
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How did law enforcement take the broad discipline known as “risk management” and try to put it into a box, limiting it to “the safety” stuff or the “code enforcement” stuff? Risk managemen...
Education & Training
Arrows in different directions
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For decades, the law enforcement profession has responded to external pressures (lawsuits, negative press, Department of Justice investigations, consent decrees, citizen review boards, public demonstr...