April 2014

As key decision makers for their agencies, law enforcement leaders must have access to the companies that make the products they need most. The 2014 edition of Police Chief‘s annual Buyer’s Guide provides you with a comprehensive listing of products and services available to policing — and the information you need to find the right supplier for your agency.


  • Returning Home for Good: Is It Reentry or Really Post-Release Aftercare

    Is “reentry” really what it sounds like—a return to home, work, and society? Many communities demonstrate that reentry is really something more complex and challenging, for both the person retur...

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  • Start by Believing: Changing Attitudes Toward Sexual Assault

    Two stories—in two days—illustrated in heartbreaking relief the critical need for change in societal attitudes toward sexual assault. Law enforcement leaders can lead the way to effect this change...

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  • Leading Criminal Justice System Change: The Critical Role of Local Law Enforcement

    Law enforcement leaders can sometimes be guilty of pointing the finger at someone else in the criminal justice system, laying the blame for breakdowns and responsibility for fixes on them. However, im...

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  • A Collaborative Approach to Plea Offers

    Successfully managing the relationship between prosecutors and law enforcement agencies requires trust and an understanding of the sometimes conflicting missions of each group. While police agencies a...

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  • Using CompStat to Manage a Police Budget

    It is hard to believe that CompStat has been in existence for 20 years, but it is now a large part of the landscape for today’s police agencies. CompStat holds those in command positions accountable...

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  • Outsourcing the Evidence Room: Moving Digital Evidence to the Cloud

    On the surface, the idea that a state or municipal law enforcement agency would consider outsourcing digital evidence storage to private companies seems far-fetched. As the custodians of evidence, and...

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  • Product Feature: New Twists on Familiar Safeguards for Schools

    Since 1980, 137 school shootings have accounted for 297 fatalities in the United States, the majority of them children. During that time the number of school shooting incidents increased each decade.

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