Education and training are essential elements to the growth and professionalization of law enforcement as a field, as well as continually improving the service agencies provided to their communities. Topics such as intelligence training, , college courses, and certification are applicable to all levels of law enforcement, from chiefs to entry level officers.
Police departments are responsible for providing high-quality services to all community members. This issue provides tips, training programs, and information on handling situations that involve persons with disabilities, members of the transgender community, those with Alzheimer’s, and those dealing with mental health issues.
Cover photo: Richard Beary (IACP President) is flanked by daughter, Jillian (left), and son, Gregory (right). Photo courtesy of Jeff Hawkins.
Training police officers has long been a priority of law enforcement agencies in the United States. In fact, the first successful law enforcement departments established in the New England states in t...
Police Officer Decertification: Promoting Police Professionalism through State Licensing and the National Decertification IndexBy 2014, 44 U.S. states—almost 90 percent of the states—had a process for the removal of the license or certificate of a police officer who has engaged in serious misconduct, thereby preventing th...
The professionalization of law enforcement encompasses a myriad of interrelated components, including the selection and recruitment of quality personnel; the integration of emerging scientific and tec...
Today, there are almost 3,000 people in Broward County, Florida, who do not have a place to call home. Sheriff Scott Israel and the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO) are taking steps to address the ...
As society changes, law enforcement agencies must be prepared to evolve and adapt to new challenges in order to better serve their communities. There are over 5 million people in the United States wit...
This fictional scenario is one faced in reality by many police agencies, and police chiefs need to ensure that their organizations are prepared to investigate this type of case and deal with the commu...
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- Research in Brief: The Changing Story of Eyewitness Confidence and the Validity of Identification
- Chief’s Counsel: Is “Presence” a Use of Force?
- From the Director: The U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs: Working with Tribal Partners to Reduce Crime and Recidivism on American Indian Reservations
- Product Feature: Predictive Policing Helps Law Enforcement “See Around the Corners”
- Highway Safety Initiatives: Rising Concerns over Marijuana-Impaired Driving
- November 2014 Line of Duty Deaths
- President's Message: The Year Ahead - November 2014