Research & Evidence-Based Policing
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A trooper on patrol is dispatched to the scene of a shoplifting at a mall; another is dispatched to a residential burglary in a rural area; and a third investigates a personal injury motor vehicle acc...
Recruitment & Personnel
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All professions, even those with selective recruiting processes and rigorous hiring standards such as law enforcement, are required to deal with misconduct from a member of their field at some time. I...
Recruitment & Personnel
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The last few years of high-profile crises involving law enforcement have demonstrated the need for resilient police officers. Officers who lack resiliency are more prone to react to situations in an u...
Recruitment & Personnel
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For a number of years, the Winston-Salem Police Department, a North Carolina law enforcement agency of 560 sworn officers, easily filled its police academy with 30–40 recruits from diverse backgroun...
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The National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) established a mentoring program for aspiring chief executive officers (CEOs) in July 2006 called the Mentoring Potential Chief Exe...
Research & Evidence-Based Policing
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Thousands of U.S. law enforcement agencies participate in the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program via the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS), but many agencies still use the Su...
Recruitment & Personnel
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The challenge of recruiting and hiring quality personnel has emerged as a critical problem for today’s law enforcement agencies.1 The roots of the current law enforcement officer recruitment movemen...
Chief's Counsel
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The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 22, 2018, decision in Carpenter v. United States held that, before compelling a wireless carrier to turn over a subscriber’s cell-site location information (CSLI), th...
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According to the U.S. Department of Justice, women compose just 12.7 percent of all sworn law enforcement officers in the United States—15.5 percent of sworn personnel in federal law enforcement, 13...
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Finding the right person for the right position in a law enforcement agency is a challenge every police executive encounters on a regular basis. Police chiefs across the globe share the frustration of...