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May 2016
The Police Chief: The Professional Voice of Law Enforcement
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Feature Articles

The Hate Crimes Reporting Gap: Low Numbers Keep Tensions High
Ronald L. Davis, Director, Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, and Patrice O’Neill, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Not In Our Town

Supporting Officer Wellness Within a Changing Policing Environment: What Research Tells Us
Brett Chapman, PhD, Social Scientist, National Institute of Justice

Revisiting Stress
Kerry M. Karaffa, MS, PhD Candidate, School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University, and Ronald R. Thrasher, PhD, Director, Forensic Psychology, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Tactical Common Sense: Saving Lives with Seat Belts and Traffic Safety Vests
Joel Kuszynski, Sergeant, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Police Department

Social Media Threats Facing Police Officers
Billy Grogan, Chief of Police, Dunwoody, Georgia, Police Department

Learning from Near Misses: The Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss System
Frank Straub, PhD, Senior Law Enforcement Project Manager, Police Foundation, and Robert Haas, Police Commissioner, City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Police Department

The Threat Posed by Radiological Materials
Stuart Cameron, Chief of Police, Suffolk County, New York, Police Department

An Enterprise-Wide Approach: How State and Local Law Enforcement Are Preventing Nuclear Terrorism
Huban A. Gowadia, PhD, Director (Former), Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and Brigitte Mardigras, Program Analyst, Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO), U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Policing Gun Violence: What Works?
Charles F. Wellford, Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland College Park; Megan Eileen Collins, PhD Candidate, University of Maryland College Park; and Carlos F. Acosta, Inspector General, Prince George’s County, Maryland, Police Department

Officer Safety Corner: Duty and Passion: A Retiring Chief’s Perspective on SafeShield and IACP Efforts to Promote Safety and Wellness
Kent Barker, Chief of Police, Tualatin, Oregon, Police Department

Research in Brief: Falling Subjects and the Use of Force
William J. Lewinski, PhD; Dawn A. Seefeldt, PhD, BCBA; and John O’Neill, PhD, BCBA-D, Force Science Institute, Ltd., Mankato, Minnesota

Product Feature: GPS: Far More Than Driving Directions
Scott Harris, Freelance Writer

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