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“If I can help one person, then I have accomplished my mission.”
The founder of Citizens Behind the Badge discusses his goal of enabling the voices of law enforcement supporters to be heard loud and clear
The shifting perceptions of law enforcement in the US
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“Ironically, the suspect had parked her vehicle next to all the patrol vehicles of the police officers participating in the event,” Michigan State Police said
“I wanted to tell (Joel) ‘Thank you’ and that I appreciated the painting,” K-9 Rico’s handler Special Agent Richard Hunton said
As officers tried to break up fights, teens began to assault officers; one officer was pushed to the ground, and was repeatedly punched and kicked by the group
“This violence against police and first responders is unacceptable, and needs to be condemned,” City Council President Ed Flynn said
Aurora Police Chief Keith Cross said he hopes the vehicle will serve as a community engagement tool
The “peacekeepers” in the new unit received training in areas including crowd de-escalation tactics and crisis interruption
More than 30 girls received hands-on instruction and learned how to use equipment that police and fire use every day
The survey and the later discussions about the results have helped police identify specific problems and improve the way they respond to issues
The program helps justice-involved transitional-aged youth from 16 to 24 experiencing homelessness and mental health or substance abuse disorders
“I establish trust by being consistent, starting with a phone call, visiting their schools, going to events – it’s about consistency.”
“It’s important that (students) are able to put a face and a name to a profession and have an understanding of our role and our humanity.”
Nearly 200 children, ranging in age from elementary to high school, toured the National Museum of African American History & Culture during the trip
Strong branding establishes a law enforcement agency as a credible and trustworthy source of information
Bridging the communication gap in online crime reporting
Law enforcement agencies focus on service and protection, but customer service is equally important
The department’s civilian employee duo strives to continually develop and build relationships to maintain trust – and have a little fun in the process
“The SLB is all about having officers who understand and mirror the communities that they serve.”
“We have to make an impact and show them we’re not the bad guys,” Sgt. Danny Pacheco said
Detroit Rewards TV will air new episodes about an unsolved crime each week
The New Orleans Police Department plans to hold the community event every month, with the location based on crime trends
“The goal is to rebuild trust,” said Mayor-Elect Eric Adams
Strategies to de-escalate the system to help things go right for people
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tustin Police Department kept the lines of communication open in their community by using Zoom to host virtual meetings
When those creating policies hear from those most affected – the officers who are bound by the policy and the public – it has a profound and productive effect
A new report highlights many examples of positive community-police engagement from 58 police foundations