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JULY 2017 ISSUE
Crime Control Strategies
Every community, large or small, has its own distinct challenges and needs, and every law enforcement agency has to find the best way to protect the community it serves with the (sometimes limited) resources available. However, many crime control strategies, such as crime analysis or place-based policing, can be modified to fit different community needs and different crime trends. Learning from other leaders what has or has not worked, as well as hearing what strategies they are exploring, can spur the development of effective crime control solutions in your community.
 
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Traffic Enforcement: Calculating the Benefits to the Community
Law enforcement officers have an obligation to promote community safety, which means they must strive to better face one of the biggest threats to public safety: traffic incidents. Traffic crashes account for the second highest number of violent deaths in the United States, and while violent crimes make the news, traffic crashes often present a greater threat to the safety and economy of a community.
 
Driving Down Violent Gun Crime with Data Analytics
Sometimes the solution isn’t to work harder, but to work smarter. The Stockton, California, Police Department took this approach in 2011, when it was ranked the tenth most violent city in the United States and the second most violent city in California. By using the three phases of evidence-based policing—data testing, operationalizing the forecast, and continuous improvement—the department drastically reduced violent crime in its jurisdiction.
 
Community Opioid Outreach Program: A Guardian Mentality Approach to Drug Abuse Intervention and Treatment
While heroin and other opioids have always been a serious concern for public safety and health professionals, this issue has recently grown into a widespread public health crisis. How should agencies respond to this growing problem? The Lowell Police Department’s approach—the Community Outreach Opioid Program—unites all its community’s resources to combat the crisis.
 
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President’s Message
Crime Control in the 21st Century: Proactive, Analytical, and Collaborative
Legislative Alert
White House Releases the FY 2018 Proposed Budget
Officer Safety Corner
Make Physical Fitness a Priority with a Few Simple Steps
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