November 2013

This Issue of The Police Chief contains articles on a multitude of law enforcement topics, including officer safety during interviews, the First Amendment rights of public servants, cutting-edge technologies, the 5 Cs of Law Enforcement Leadership, and ethics, among other topics important to police chiefs and the law enforcement community.

The cover photograph features IACP President, Director Yousry “Yost” Zakhry of the Woodway, Texas, Public Safety Department. Cover photograph by Convention Photo, By Joe Orlando


  • When Work Ethic and Entitlement Collide

    Leadership within law enforcement faces the challenge of how to motivate and manage employees throughout organizations. Unfortunately, the leader may be faced with those who perform their tasks with a...

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  • Building a Crime Analyst: One Training Module at a Time

    Surprisingly, there are many different responses to the question “What is a crime analyst?” The answers provided by law enforcement members will vary based on the different levels of need within t...

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  • Situational Policing in Rural Areas

    The Town of Granville, which is located in Monongalia County, West Virginia, has approximately 1,700 residents and a large business area. As of May 2013, the Granville Police Department consists of el...

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  • FLETC’s Role with The Blue Campaign: DHS’ Unified Effort to Combat Human Trafficking

    Every year, millions of men, women, and children are trafficked in countries around the world, including the United States. It is estimated that human trafficking is almost a $32 billion per year indu...

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  • Project Exile: Still the Model for Firearms Crime Reduction Strategies

    Project Exile was, by most accounts, one of the most successful violent crime reduction strategies in the United States. The initiative started in February 1997 and was a coordinated effort between th...

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  • Ethical Defensibility: Putting Police Ethics on Trial

    A veteran homicide detective shared these sentiments recently after a training session and it gave pause in the post-training debriefing. The authors eventually had to acknowledge that in order to be ...

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