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...
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...
Policy
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Every time a new police chief, sheriff, or other law enforcement leader gets sworn in as a public servant, the community members he or she will serve cannot help but hope for an improvement of their n...
Youth
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How can police officers and young people who fear and distrust law enforcement change the negative dynamic that has often been generations in the making? New policies or general orders—even new laws...
Community-Police Relations
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History shows that many great ideas, discoveries, or breakthroughs began with a question. Therefore, it seems reasonable to begin this discussion with one: Who is responsible for community safety, sec...
Community-Police Relations
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In 2011, Hawthorne, California, Police Chief Robert Fager realized that his officers needed a more personal and engaging way to communicate with the residents in the city. Tired of the traditional Q &...