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2020: Unprecedented Challenges & Heroic Acts

As we look back on a year unlike any other, our expert columnists offer analysis on the unprecedented challenges law enforcement faced, what the future holds for the profession, and the standout moments of police heroism in a year where we all needed a hero.

From a daring ocean rescue to taking down an active shooter, Officer Jonathan Wiese is grateful he’s lived up to his nickname: Johnny-on-the-spot
Strategies for success in 21 key areas of policing
People, policy, training, supervision and discipline remained key issues this year
CJEvolution podcast host Patrick Fitzgibbons joins the Policing Matters podcast to discuss critical issues in policing this year
If you can’t be home on the holiday, do your best to carve out another day where your family gets 100% of you
While the 2019 U.S. Supreme Court term was a quiet year for police-related cases, Justice Clarence Thomas continued to express concern with qualified immunity
In a year that brought relentless challenges, these are the five events the P1 team and our readership viewed as having the most significant impact
From mixed martial arts to sleep deprivation, here are some of the most popular Policing Matters podcasts of the year
From dramatic rescues to socially distanced graduations, here are some of the most popular photos this year featured on the Police1 Instagram page
Grant applicants must identify, understand and objectively address contemporary political, social and financial issues in the grant application process
How a police-run bakery in small-town Michigan helped keep a community together in 2020