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Police Reform: Ways Agencies Can Improve Officer Ethics

By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey

Is it okay for a police officer to accept a free cup of coffee? For many officers, the answer is not clear. While the scenario may seem insignificant, it highlights the ethical challenges officers face. Read more about steps agencies can take to improve officer ethics through recruitment, training, and supervision.

Just the Facts? Law Enforcement’s Fight against Fake News and Cybercrime

By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey

Is creating fake news a crime? Learn how law enforcement is addressing potential threats posed by the spread of false information and the connection to cybercrime. Are officers properly trained for this fight?

How Armed Citizens Can Prepare to Engage an Active Shooter

By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey

Many people have concealed carry permits, but they often don't have the proper training needed to stop an active shooter. Two career police officers offer advanced training recommendations so armed citizens can be better prepared in case they find themselves involved in a mass shooting.

Training Civilians to Respond to Mass Shootings

By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey

During an active shooter event, it's critical that civilians know what to do before police arrive. From understanding the run, hide, fight concept to providing basic first aid, here's why agencies should teach people how to respond during a mass shooting.

Why Police Departments Must Have Policies for Officers Who Moonlight

By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey

There are many benefits to private companies hiring trained police officers as part-time security personnel, especially for special events such as sports games. However, law enforcement departments must to have clear policies and procedures for officers who engage in part-time security work.

What Actions Should Police Take in Active Shooter and Large-Scale Incidents?

By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey

The recent back-to-back shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio show that the unthinkable can happen anywhere. Here are some of the steps police need to take immediately following such events to contain the incident and get responders and resources to where they're needed.

Examining the Breakdown of Trust in Military and First Responders

By Andrew Bell

Citizen support for the military and first responders is essential for maintaining public safety, but there is growing distrust in those sworn to protect us. Learn about what is contributing to the breakdown of trust and what can be done to rebuild it.