Officer Safety & Wellness
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Law enforcement agencies worldwide are redefining officer wellness; recognizing that a healthier person makes a more relaxed, centered, and fulfilled officer, agencies are providing their law enforcem...
Community-Police Relations
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Mediation has been used as a method of conflict resolution in many different cultures for thousands of years. And yet, the idea of mediating citizens’ complaints against law enforcement officers is...
Community-Police Relations
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We are at a pivotal moment in our country as it relates to police trust and legitimacy. To do nothing is not an option; to engage in a journey that has been challenging, risky, and has the potential t...
Officer Safety Corner
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Many law enforcement agencies use physical fitness tests, which include cardiovascular (cardio) and flexibility components, to ensure new hires can handle the physical demands of police work. This fit...
IACP Working for You
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The law enforcement profession abounds with data and metrics—crime and clearance rates, staffing ratios, training hours, salary levels, and so forth. Humans have a natural desire to gauge performanc...
Traffic Safety Initiatives
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Law enforcement recruits and new officers are often asked the same question repeatedly during their application process and time at the training academy—why do you want to become an officer? Most re...
Research & Evidence-Based Policing
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Preventing crime, securing public safety in fair and lawful ways, and building public confidence and trust in the police, should be core missions of law enforcement in democratic societies. To achiev...
Research & Evidence-Based Policing
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Recent research has shown that traditional policing strategies from the 20th century, such as rapid response, random patrols, and reactive policing, have been widely ineffective. In response to incre...