Guest Editor: Sarah R. Horn
Highway and traffic safety is a wide-ranging issue that every law enforcement agency and officer encounter in some form during their career, whether it’s during a traffic stop, a major crisis, or an investigation. This issue offers ideas, tools, and examples of highway safety solutions for readers to consider, adapt, or implement in their own agencies as they join IACP in its goal to reduce traffic-related injuries and fatalities of both civilians and officers.
Law enforcement, which is usually quick to employ new technologies in the field, has been slower to adopt the state of the art in their built environments. However, that’s changing, as both departme...
Private Police Coming to a Neighborhood Near You! Why Private Police May Be an Important Element of Future Law EnforcementModern policing is a very challenging endeavor. It requires a large degree of foresight, nimbleness, adaptability, risk taking, and commitment. In addition to the practical challenges involved in redu...
If an agency member conducting a traffic collision investigation was forced to jump over a guardrail, upon a median wall, or onto a sidewalk to avoid being struck by an oncoming vehicle, would the chi...
Measuring the Impact of Marijuana Legalization with the Washington Roadside Survey of Driver Drug and Alcohol UseWashington has the dubious distinction of being one of the first states in the United States to legalize the use of recreational marijuana. Even though state-level data have shown that marijuana use i...
Each year, hundreds of highway responders—law enforcement, fire, rescue, emergency medical services (EMS), tow or recovery, and others—are seriously injured or killed while working in or near movi...
Vehicle theft has come a long way from the days of teenagers stealing vehicles simply for the cheap thrill. Those thieves saw no value in the vehicle itself; they valued the few minutes of fun. Today,...
The number of deaths occurring on U.S. highways is staggering—each year roughly 33,000 people in the United States die in traffic crashes. Although, this number is down from 43,510 just a decade ago...
Speed kills. Any law enforcement officer who has worked a vehicular crash scene is only too aware of this reality. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that speeding wa...
On September 2, 2014, North Carolina Superior Court Judge Douglas Sasser vacated the sentences of Henry Lee McCollum and Leon Brown, who had been convicted for the 1983 rape and murder of an 11-year-o...
- President's Message: Sharing the Positive—Using Stats to Dispel Myths and Clarify Facts
- Chief's Counsel: To Sniff or Not to Sniff: Conducting Dog Sniffs during Routine Traffic Stops
- Technology Talk: 39th Annual LEIM Training Conference and Exposition—Recap
- Legislative Alert: U.S. House Approves DOJ Spending Bill; Funding Slashed for Key Law Enforcement Assistance Programs
- Improving Traffic Safety and Reducing Crime: The DDACTS Approach in Shawnee, Kansas
- July 2015 Line of Duty Deaths
- July 2015 Products & Services
- July 2015 Product Update
- Product Feature: Learning from the Past Improves Emergency Management for the Future
- Officer Safety Corner: Another Save: Sudden Cardiac Arrest during Bomb Squad Training
- Research in Brief: The Houston Police Department Eyewitness Identification Experiment
- July 2015 IACP Working for You
- From the Administrator: NHTSA and Law Enforcement Partner to Save Lives Every Day