Youth
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Trust and legitimacy are built on fairness and integrity. When law enforcement personnel are trustworthy, honest, and concerned about the well-being of the people they encounter, long-term relationshi...
Ethics
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Being a law enforcement officer in today’s society is a challenging and complex task; it requires officers to be free from bias and intolerance in order to perform their duties well. At present, lim...
Recruitment & Personnel
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In October 2006, “Police Officer Recruitment: A Public Sector Crisis,” was published in Police Chief. The article identified a number of issues impacting the recruitment of police officers includi...
Technology
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The rookie officer had only recently downloaded the department-provided Rapid Assistance for People in Distress (RAPID) app on his smartphone, and his training officer asked him to open the app and le...
Criminal Justice Reform
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In August 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Civil Rights Division, issued a report on their investigation into the Baltimore, Maryland, Police Department (BPD). The report focused on several...
Officer Safety & Wellness
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 Most law enforcement agencies spend a great deal of time creating policies and procedures to ensure some level of control over every device officers utilize on patrol, except for one—the flashligh...
Leadership
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When it comes to the knowledge, skills, and ability to embody leadership qualities, most law enforcement executives have the tools and resources to lead successful agencies. These leaders get the job ...
Crime & Violence
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  When the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, many people think of champagne toasts, balloon drops, and kissing their loved ones to celebrate. Unfortunately, for law enforcement, it is t...