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A 10-step response strategy for public information officers when faced with a viral news story
Through a fellowship model, New Blue seeks to create a network of police officers committed to bringing about change within their departments
A majority of respondents to a recent survey support revising laws to remove the authority of police over minor violations that now are grounds for a vehicle stop
Will your recording have a soundtrack? If so, what does that soundtrack say about you as a person and as a police officer?
Always be prepared for questions about your agency’s traffic stop responses, policy and patrol officer training
“If I can help one person, then I have accomplished my mission.”
The discourse surrounding the crisis in police staffing has omitted an unsettling emergent pattern: the steady erosion of democratic protection through the privatization of safety
“We serve at the public’s discretion and should partner with them to understand what the public’s priorities are,” Chief JD Younger said
The founder of Citizens Behind the Badge discusses his goal of enabling the voices of law enforcement supporters to be heard loud and clear
TrustStat integrates three kinds of advanced AI technology to enable police agencies and communities to examine key patterns in interactions between officers and the public
The manager allegedly told the officer that uniformed law enforcement had to be invited into the candy store, according to the FOP
Chief Philip Lukens has a simple goal: Allow computers to do computer work and humans to do human work
It’s a rhetorical distraction that prevents making progress on key public safety challenges
One of the trickiest parts of police public relations is understanding the gap between police culture and the world of the average citizen
Best practices and insider tips
“Long gone are the days of don’t say anything until we know everything.”
Within the dashboard, users will find details such as basic complainant and suspect info, complaint types and the resolutions of cases
How one recruit revealed some wrong-headed thinking
“Community policing has been part of our philosophy. It’s not a program we do. It’s just been who we are,” Papillion’s mayor said
“This violence against police and first responders is unacceptable, and needs to be condemned,” City Council President Ed Flynn said
“It helps me predict some of the concerns within our community if we hear the perspectives from our young people.”
With the immersive technologies becoming available, citizens can better understand what officers experience
Author and NYPD Detective Investigator Adrian Goodwin has one goal: to foster a positive perception of police among the youngest members of the community
The shifting perceptions of law enforcement in the US
Complaints against our officers will never go away. However, don’t always perceive them negatively
The goal should be to end every traffic stop with the offending driver leaving the scene with a new perspective that makes them safer drivers
Put those policies out there and make them easy to access. We really have nothing to hide
A reboot has been issued by former members of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, convened by President Obama in 2014
“Do I put groceries on the table? Or do I spend $175 to get the equipment violation fixed?” Saugerties Police Chief Joseph Sinagra said describing what citizens sometimes face