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

From The Director: NIJ’s Role in Strengthening Policing Science—Part II
Nancy Rodriguez, PhD, Director, National Institute of Justice

Building Better Early Intervention Systems
Crystal Cody, Estella Patterson, Jennifer Helsby, Samuel Carton, Kenneth Joseph, Ayesha Mahmud, Youngsoo Park, Joe Walsh, Lauren Haynes, Rayid Ghani, and Kerr Putney

Knowledge Is Power–Using Technology to Gain Forensic Intelligence
Jeri D. Ropero-Miller, PhD, Director, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Project Director, Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, National Institute of Justice, and John S. Morgan, PhD, Senior Director, RTI International, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Seattle’s Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Program
Susan E. Collins, Harm Reduction Research and Treatment (HaRRT) Center, University of Washington–Harborview Medical Center; Kris Nyrop, LEAD National Support Bureau, Public Defender Association; Seema L. Clifasefi, HaRRT Center; Heather S. Lonczak, HaRRT Center; and Lisa Daugaard, LEAD National Support Bureau, Director, Public Defender Association

Technology in Policing: The Case for Body-Worn Cameras and Digital Evidence
Barak Ariel, Lecturer in Experimental Criminology, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, and Lecturer, Institute of Criminology, Faculty of Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Fatal Shootings by U.S. Police Officers in 2015: A Bird’s Eye View
Justin Nix, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, Kentucky; Bradley A. Campbell, PhD, Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, Kentucky; and Geoffrey P. Alpert, PhD, Professor, University of South Carolina

Employing Near-Repeat Patterns for Community-Driven Crime Prevention
Elizabeth Groff, PhD, Associate Professor, Temple University, Pennsylvania, and Travis Taniguchi, PhD, Research Criminologist, Policing, Security, and Investigative Science Program, RTI International, North Carolina

Accessing the Evidence in Policing: Six Helpful Websites
Lorraine Mazerolle, PhD, Professor, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Australia, and Peter Martin, PhD, Assistant Commissioner, Brisbane Police Region, Queensland Police Service, Australia, Adjunct Professor, School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Australia

Product Feature: Tools for Better Recruiting, Testing, and Screening of Police Applicants
Scott Harris, Freelance Writer

Insider’s Guide—123rd Annual IACP Conference and Exposition - PDF
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2016 Candidates’ Statements - PDF
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2016 Exhibitor List - PDF
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August 2016 Exhibitor Update - PDF
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Officer Safety Corner: VINCIBLE–Removing the IN from US
Stan Standridge, Chief of Police, Abilene, Texas, Police Department, Chair, Officer Safety Committee, Texas Police Chief's Association

Research in Brief: Lessons Learned From an Evaluation of Cross-Border Task Force Efforts
Cynthia Burke, PhD, Director, Criminal Justice Research, San Diego Association of Governments, California, and David Myers, Commander, San Diego County, California, Sheriff’s Department

August 2016 The Dispatch - PDF
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