February 2008

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the North American law enforcement community has seen extraordinary change. New homeland security practices, unprecedented partnerships, and the need for a more proactive posture in the protection of the United States and Canada have compelled leaders in state and provincial law enforcement agencies to examine more closely the challenges their organizations faced as a community and how they were positioned to meet these demands. Cover photos courtesy of (clockwise from top right) New Jersey State Police, Pennsylvania State Police, and Ohio State Highway Patrol (both left-hand photos).