Ian Hamilton and Amanda Burstein/Guest Editors
Officer safety and wellness is a top priority for the IACP. The range of articles presented here tackle all aspects of officer wellness—mental, physical, and emotional health—and safety, as do the initiatives by IACP’s Center for Officer Safety and Wellness. The projects and recommendations in this issue can help law enforcement protect its officers while still protecting the communities those officers serve.
Mistakes, Reasonable Mistakes, and Unforgiveable Mistakes: The U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling in Heien v. North CarolinaOn December 15, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Heien v. North Carolina, holding that a law enforcement officer’s reasonable mistake of law does not invalidate the search of a vehicle ...
In order to maintain the readiness mind-set at all times, officers tell themselves there is nothing routine about police work, and they are quick to scold others when they use the "R word" in the cont...
“Even one police suicide is too many. And too late.” The above words are the opening t...
While there are many factors that affect the cost of medical care for injured employees, there is no getting around the fact that health care costs are rising and are often the largest single expense ...
Breaking the Invincibility Code: How the Below 100 Initiative Is Improving the Law Enforcement Safety CultureThe California Highway Patrol (CHP) lays claim to a sobering truth: the agency has suffered 225 line-of-duty deaths since being founded in 1929. Over that same period of time, nearly 15,000 ...
It is often said that the three best ways to keep officers safe is to get them to slow down when driving, buckle up, and ensure they wear their body armor. That advice seems to ring true for most offi...
When most retired cops see a young police officer, several thoughts roll through their mind. First, they say a quick prayer for the officer’s safety. Second, they reminisce about their rookie days a...
As I consider policing over my time in the profession, including the many opportunities I have had to work closely with U.S. colleagues, my overall observation is that policing has been in a constant ...
Leading the Future of Law Enforcement: Understanding the Capacity of Employees to Think, Learn, and AchieveAs law enforcement executives transform their performance organizations to learning organizations, it is essential that they have insight on the theories and research related to the capacity of humans...
- President's Message: We Need Your Help! Sponsor a New Member in 2015
- Chief's Counsel: The Considerations and Risks of Personal Communication Devices
- Legislative Alert: U.S. Congress Discusses Further Reforms to Asset Forfeiture Program
- Highway Safety Initiatives: The War on Distracted Driving: How One Suburban Police Department Has Prepared for Battle
- March 2015 Product Update
- May 2015 LODD
- May 2015 New Members
- May 2015 Products & Services
- Officer Safety Corner: Body Armor Designed to Safeguard Officers’ Lives
- Research in Brief: Efficacy of Police Body Cameras for Evidentiary Purposes: Fact or Fallacy?
- Product Feature: Investigation Tools That Improve Efficiency at the Station and in the Field