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MARCH 2017 ISSUE
Community-Police Relations
Law enforcement agencies are diligently seeking to increase legitimacy, establish trust, build (or rebuild) community-police relations, and improve the field. However, putting these concepts in practice can take many different forms. This issue looks at some of the projects, initiatives, and ideas that can turn these nebulous goals into concrete actions as law enforcement worldwide grapples with policing in the 21st century.
 
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Forward Momentum: Examples from the Advancing 21st Century Policing Initiative
The Advancing 21st Century Policing Initiative (A21CPI) supports agencies that implement recommendations from the Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing. These examples illustrate different ways that agencies use the information from the task force report to shape their communities.
 
Connecting with the LGBTQ Community
In order to connect with the city’s LGBTQ community, the Seattle, Washington, Police Department created Seattle SAFE PLACE. With a full-time LGBTQ liaison and an initiative that works with leaders of the community, Seattle Police Department is gaining the trust of a community that has not always had a positive relationship with law enforcement.
 
Policing Persons with Disabilities in the 21st Century: A Call for Crisis Prevention and Procedural Justice
Law enforcement’s interactions with persons with disabilities has long focused on crisis intervention; however, not every call involving a person with a disability is due to a crisis. While crisis intervention training is becoming more common, many misconceptions of persons with disabilities remain. This article offers recommendations to resolve these misconceptions and suggests law enforcement strategies to help officers recognize, understand, and interact with persons with disabilities.
COLUMNS AND DEPARTMENTS
President’s Message
The Institute for Community-Police Relations
 
Officer Safety Corner
Taking Care of Your Own: Sustaining a Culture of Crash Prevention in Law Enforcement
 
Chief’s Counsel
“Legal” or Not, Peace Officers Cannot Smoke Marijuana
 
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Access the Latest Tools in This Month’s Police Chief Magazine
 
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