August 2017

Guest Editors: Joycelyn Newell, Sarah R. Horn, and Bryant McCray

Law enforcement includes a variety of risks, ranging from clearly apparent risks such as the dangers that officers face in the field, to less obvious risks such as financial and organizational liability and stability. Law enforcement leaders and administrators have a responsibility to their agencies, their officers, and their communities to manage risk, including preventing unnecessary risks and mitigating the effects of unavoidable risks. Risk management concerns, techniques, and tools, such as those presented in this issue, can help leaders better serve their organizations and people through skillful risk management.