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February Issue
FEBRUARY 2017 ISSUE
Culture of Policing
The culture of policing is multifaceted and ever evolving. It can include the policies, behaviors, and beliefs of officers and agency leaders, but it is also affected by external influences, including budgetary decisions, policy makers, community members, and legislation. There are some elements that are important across the board (such as officer safety, community-police relations, and ethical policing), yet each law enforcement organization’s culture is also shaped by the agency’s specific responsibilities and the community it serves.
 
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Community Caretakers: A Case Study in Changing the Culture of a Campus Police Department
Community caretaking is a philosophy that promotes organization-wide strategies emphasizing service, education, partnerships, and crime prevention and reduction with the goal of gaining greater community involvement to reduce crime. Princeton University Department of Public Safety provides an example of how community caretaking works in practice.
 
Building a Quality Culture at the Mexican Forensic System
Legal reforms in Mexico now bring investigators and forensic experts into the court, where they are confronted with the evidence that has been collected, processed, and analyzed, which means that leaders and scientists within the various forensic laboratories of Mexico face the challenge of creating a strong culture of quality in response to the pressure generated by the new paradigm.
 
What Happened to Public Trust? An Examination of Outcome-Based Strategies to Enhance Ethical Policing
Managers function within a given culture; leaders, on the other hand, define the culture. Outcome-based leadership training is one meaningful strategy to ensure that police organizations establish and maintain a professional culture, and learned leadership skills empower people to be prepared to improve the culture by correcting things done wrong with absolute moral clarity.
 
 
COLUMNS AND DEPARTMENTS
 
President’s Message
Understanding and Shaping Our Culture
 
Officer Safety Corner
Working to Eliminate Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
 
Chief’s Counsel
Stop-and-Frisk and the Fourth Amendment: Lessons from the NYPD
 
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