Guest Editors: James Baker and Meghann Casanova
It’s no secret that law enforcement officers’ safety is often at risk, but officer safety and wellness encompasses all elements of their well-being—physical, emotional, and mental—going far beyond the day-to-day risks their jobs entail. Whether its researching resilience, improving safety policies, instituting innovative programs, or exploring new partnerships, law enforcement experts and professionals are taking note of this important issue and taking steps to increase all aspects of officer safety and wellness.
It is the invisible force that has the power to save or kill. It can make an agency grow or it can stifle an agency. It can provide or steal employees’ most valuable moments with family and friends....
It’s been a bad couple of years for law enforcement. Conflicts over officer actions, including officer-involved shootings, have strained relations between U.S. police and the communities they serve,...
“The strongest factor related to unit resilience is officer leadership…. Good leaders make a very big difference under high-stress condi...
Experiential learning in life is an asset that needs recognition as a vital part of training in individuals’ resilience to stress. Similar to the characters in a computer game where experiences resu...
Civilian employees are an important resource in policing, but they have been largely overlooked by researchers. The biggest focus has been on the growth in their numbers—civilian employees grew from...
Research on Civilians in Policing” provides insight into the changing roles and opportunities for civilian employees within law enforcement agencies. The civilianization (the tendency to replace or ...
Strategic planning can be defined as the “process of developing and maintaining a strategic fit between the organization’s goals and the changing landscape.” In other words, the process of stra...
- President’s Message: Implementing All Aspects of Officer Safety and Wellness
- Legislative Alert: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Attends 2017 IACP Division Midyear Meeting
- Officer Safety Corner: Athletic Trainers in Police Departments: Cost Efficiency and Risk Mitigation
- Research in Brief: Officer-Involved Collisions: Magnitude, Risk Factors, and Prevention
- Chief’s Counsel: The Evolving Law of the Digital Crime Scene
- From the Division Chief: Why Your Department Needs a Law Enforcement Information Sharing Solution: “Prevent, Stop, Solve, and Share”
- Product Feature: Vehicles Can Help Agencies Save Money Without Sacrificing Effectiveness
- Technology Talk: Communications Technologies: Interoperability, Security, and Accountability
- Traffic Safety Initiatives: Highly Automated and Connected Vehicles
- IACP Working For You: Law Enforcement Guidelines and Strategies for Addressing Sexual Violence in the LGBTQ Community
- The Dispatch—May 2017
- May 2017 New Members
- Product Update: May 2017
- Line of Duty Deaths—3/7/2017–4/3/2017
- Index to Advertisers: May 2017