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Why Officers Must be Trained to Stay “Left of Bang”

Dr. Marla Friedman

Law enforcement officers must be trained about how to cope with the stress and trauma they are bound to face during their career. During her therapeutic work with officers, learn how one police psychologist has had significant success training officers to stay "Left of Bang."

Protecting Correctional Officers during the Pandemic

By Brian Dawe

Coronavirus has taken a huge toll on correctional officers and their families. Learn about new guidelines to protect staff as well as changes to LODD benefits that ensure the families of officers killed by COVID-19 will receive benefits.

How Law Enforcement Agencies Can Create a Comprehensive Ethics Policy

By Mark Buck

Every police officer has a responsibility to act ethically, but law enforcement agencies also have a responsibility to teach and enforce a clear code of ethics. To create a comprehensive ethics policy, agencies must include these key components.

Officers Adapt to COVID-19 with New Protocol, New Response Realities

By Daniel Foster

COVID-19 has led law enforcement agencies to enact new protocols to keep officers and the public safe. Learn about some of the measures being put in place and how coronavirus has changed officers’ daily duties.

Understanding the Needs of Trafficking Victims and Street Sex Workers

By Christi Scott Bartman

Helping human trafficking victims and street sex workers can be difficult. Learn how a recent survey in Ohio helped advocates better understand the circumstances of these women so they can provide appropriate services and assistance.

Challenges of Finding Housing for Human Trafficking Victims

By Christi Scott Bartman

Housing is one of the main impediments for human trafficking survivors to successfully escape a life of being trafficked. Learn about their unique needs as well as specific ways to help these women find long-term housing.

How Machine Learning is Changing Intelligence Collection

By Eric W. Adams

Intelligence analysts are tasked with collecting, organizing, and making sense of massive amounts of data. Here's how machine learning is helping analysts better understand and solve complex problems.