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Police Make a Difference Every Day, With or Without Recognition

Police Make a Difference Every Day, With or Without Recognition

Brian Meek has been a police officer for more than 24 years. “The most satisfying part of the job is making positive differences in people’s lives every day, regardless of whether or not this contribution is recognized or understood by others,” he says. Learn more about Brian’s police career.


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Intelligence Led Policing: Preferred Policing Model in the War Against Terrorism

By Dr. Michael L. Beshears

In the United States, law enforcement officers are charged with helping in the fight against terrorism while simultaneously safeguarding the individual constitutional rights of those they have sworn to protect and serve. Scholars and police departments were now faced with determining the best way to handle their new homeland security responsibilities. Scholarly literature suggests there are two primary policing models that are relevant to law enforcement officers and the fight against terrorism.


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Autism awareness

How to Respond to People with Autism on the Beat

By Matthew Loux

As the number of autistic children increases, police officers and first responders are more likely to interact with autistic people. Officers must know how to recognize the signs of autism, understand the behaviors and tendencies of autistic individuals, and learn how to modify a standard police response to accommodate.


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Should Police View Body Worn Cameras Before Writing a Report?

By Michael Kashiktchian

There are currently differing perspectives on the use of body worn cameras among police professionals, law enforcement unions, administrators, and policymakers. One of the most controversial aspects of body worn cameras is the question of whether to allow line-level officers to view their recorded video prior to writing a police report. What are the pros and cons of allowing officers to review footage from body worn cameras?

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Kik and the Dangers of Social Media Apps

Kik and the Dangers of Social Media Apps

By Tim Hardiman

In January, 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell was kidnapped and killed, allegedly by an 18-year-old man she met through an anonymous messaging application, Kik Messenger. Police officers must have a broad understanding of the dangers of social media apps, how they're being used by young people, and why they're so attractive to predators.

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Use of Force Infographic Educates Public on Police Action

By Leischen Stelter

Police use-of-force cases continue to garner a considerable amount of public and media attention. In an effort to educate the public about use of force, the Police Foundation released a great infographic that provides information on why police use force and in what situations they can use deadly force. Could this infographic help your agency educate the community about use-of-force policies and parameters?

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Personal Safety Equipment

Why Security Officers Should Carry Tourniquets

By Travis Naito

In many ways, security is considered the little sibling to law enforcement. Security officers generally do not have the legal authority of their law enforcement counterparts and are often trained at a lower standard. However, this mindset is changing. Private security is evolving with respect to training and the scope of responsibilities. Although their jobs are certainly different, security officers can benefit from many aspects of law enforcement. This includes the use of certain kinds of tactics and equipment.

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