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Mike Ranalli

Mike Ranalli, Esq., is a program manager II for Lexipol. He retired in 2016 after 10 years as chief of the Glenville (N.Y.) Police Department. He began his career in 1984 with the Colonie (N.Y.) Police Department and held the ranks of patrol officer, sergeant, detective sergeant and lieutenant. Mike is also an attorney and is a frequent presenter on various legal issues including search and seizure, use of force, legal aspects of interrogations and confessions, wrongful convictions, and civil liability. He is a consultant and instructor on police legal issues to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services and has taught officers around New York State for the last 11 years in that capacity. Mike is also a past president of the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police, a member of the IACP Professional Standards, Image & Ethics Committee, and the former Chairman of the New York State Police Law Enforcement Accreditation Council. He is a graduate of the 2009 F.B.I.-Mid-Atlantic Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar and is a Certified Force Science Analyst.

My fear is that a month or maybe a year from now, some scandal will arise when it comes out that officers in an agency have been using AI in their court submissions
Any SWAT team still doing things the same way they did even 10 years ago should quickly reevaluate the viability of their tactics
What’s the long-term impact of Armstrong v. Pinehurst? A study indicates some agencies reacted by altering policy in such a way that may have led to increased officer-involved shootings
The Tekoh ruling should be a non-event for all law enforcement officers. Miranda warnings should be administered as they were before the case was decided.
What matters is that you at least attempt to step in the person’s shoes and patiently and respectfully explain why and how you need to proceed
Law enforcement officers can sometimes avoid escalating situations by taking the time to understand the other person’s perspective
When it comes to police use of force tactics, our focus must be on managing risk and mitigating harm, regardless of the latest scientific study
Performing a root cause analysis on a contemporary tragedy can provide insight into how to use the process within law enforcement
The duty to intercede in law enforcement has legal roots, but we must go further, instilling it as a core organizational value
Legitimate actions are those that are both legal and the right thing to do; here are three critical components within this concept to keep in mind