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Year After Deadly Officer Shooting, Baton Rouge Agencies Still Recovering

By Leischen Stelter

One year ago, following unrest over the officer-involved shooting of Alton Sterling, three Baton Rouge officers were killed in an ambush shooting. The incident continues to weigh on current officers and the law enforcement agencies involved are still dealing with the aftermath. Read on to learn more about the lasting trauma and lessons learned.

Obama Addresses Police Funding, Gun Control Laws, and Need for Reform at IACP

President Obama delivered a nearly hour-long address during the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) annual conference in an effort to gain support from law enforcement for his efforts to reform the criminal justice system and implement stricter gun-control laws. To build support from this skeptical audience, Obama delivered a speech that addressed many of the challenges police face and offered measures such as increasing budgets so agencies can hire more officers to focus on enhancing community relationships. Learn more about what Obama proposed to help police agencies across the nation. 

Protect Your Agency with Use-of-Force Internal Investigations, Forms

Police leaders around the country want to make sure their department is not the next Ferguson. To avoid such a public firestorm, police chiefs need to improve their use-of-force policies and procedures. Even more importantly, chiefs need to institute use-of-force internal investigations, which include gathering evidence so that if a case goes to court, agencies are well prepared. Hear from an attorney, who has spent his career defending police agencies, share details about what he needs from agencies and officers after an incident.

Correctional Officers Are Killing Themselves

The suicide rate among correctional officers is significantly higher than other occupations and twice as high as police officers. Yet, the topic of suicide and the stressors contributing to suicide are rarely discussed. AMU professor Michael Pittaro recently presented to correctional representatives from 14 southern states about suicide awareness and the need for a change in leadership style.

NYPD’s Bratton Highlights Plan to Reinvent Policing

At the New York State Association of Chiefs of Police annual gathering of police chiefs from around the state, police commissioner of New York City William Bratton provided his perspective on the current state of policing in the country. “The last 18 months has been a time of extraordinary challenges and opportunities for the profession,” said Bratton. “We have a new world of issues that we need to deal with, but there’s an old world of issues that are resurfacing.”

Learn more about the NYPD's focus on five strategic areas, referred to as the "5 Ts", which will guide the agency in its continued fight against crime, while at the same time bridging the gap between police and minority communities.