Research & Evidence-Based Policing
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Self-administered first aid kits or trauma kits have become standard officer-issued equipment in recent history. These kits enhance officers’ capability to save lives—their own or other persons—...
Research & Evidence-Based Policing
Officer places tourniquet on mannequin
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  Violent attacks and related mass casualty events continue to occur, with recent headline incidents such as the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting, Republican congressional baseball te...
Technology
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On June 1, 2017, shortly after 10:00 a.m., the Stafford County, Virginia, Sheriff’s Office was notified that an individual had fired shots into a vehicle parked on private property in the northern p...
Criminal Justice Reform
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Most people recognize that the United States is experiencing a social change that has the possibility to be interpreted by future historians as transformational. A substantial component of this change...
Leadership
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One of the challenges for modern law enforcement leaders is trying to balance today’s needs against future plans. All municipal executives experience the pressure of the annual or biennial budget cy...
IACP
IACP 2016 Expo Crowds
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The IACP Annual Conference and Exposition features more than 200 education sessions, more than 600 exhibitors, and hundreds of meetings and networking events. With so much going on, you will want to r...
Research & Evidence-Based Policing
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Predicting the future is like trying to peer inside a black hole: no one can see what’s inside until one has passed the point of no return—the “event horizon” in astronomy terms. It stands to ...
Education & Training
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The first U.S. police training academy was August Vollmer’s Berkeley Police School, which opened in 1908.1 At the time, most agencies did not provide formal training to new officers, and the idea of...
Technology
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The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) is the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI’s) system for collecting and compiling crime data from across the United States. More detailed th...
Research in Brief
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A number of high-profile deadly force encounters over the past couple of years have sent a shockwave of anti-police rhetoric across the United States. The resulting tension has caused some officers to...