November 2016

Guest Editor – Mark Logan, University of Phoenix

The education and training of law enforcement officers fulfill many essential roles. Appropriate education and training can improve tactical skills, increase officer safety and well-being, serve as a legal defense, build “soft” skills such as empathy and decision-making, and enhance police legitimacy. It can come in many forms—college degree programs, police academies, in-service training, and specific courses and modules designed for law enforcement—but it’s important to all officers, from executive personnel to recruits.


  • The Education Panacea: Addressing Wide-Ranging Challenges with Advanced Education

    The 21st century has already established itself as a landmark era for law enforcement. Increased public scrutiny, community- police relations controversies, dynamic in-formation sharing via social me...

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  • Learning the Art of Active Listening and Responding: An Ethical Imperative for Police Training

    The reality of police work in the 21st century presents a number of challenges and opportunities for police. Police leaders need to reflect on their actions and training methods that have worked in th...

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  • Training Toward Law Enforcement-EMS Integration: New York State’s Efforts at the State Preparedness Training Center

    The recent spike in major active shooter events in the United States has forced homeland security officials and first responders to more closely examine techniques and protocols to safely and effectiv...

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  • Integrated Policing Response for Abused Seniors: Learning in Action

    This article summarizes several documents developed by the IPRAS team under the scientific direction of Marie Beaulieu and Michelle Côté and the strategic and operational direction of Josée Bla...

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  • An EPIC Idea by NOPD: A New Model for Ethical Policing

    The New Orleans, Louisiana, Police Department (NOPD) has had its share of problems. Its history includes poor training; weak supervision; excessive force; racial profiling; biased policing; inadequate...

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  • Physiological Effects on Police Officers Performing Field Trauma Medicine and Tourniquet Application

    Active shooter and violent incidents require quick responses from law enforcement officers to end the threat. The increased frequency of active shooters or violent attacks by organized groups and the ...

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  • Building Response Capacity for Distributed Attacks

    According to a study by the Heritage Foundation, there were 60 publically known terrorist plots against the United States during the timeframe between the attacks of September 11, 2001, and June 24, 2...

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