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How Officers Can Help Prosecutors Convict Domestic Violence Perpetrators

By Leischen Stelter

Scot DuFour is an investigator in a domestic violence prosecutions unit for a district attorney's office in Colorado. In this podcast, he shares what steps officers should take every time they respond to a domestic violence call to help convict perpetrators in court.

Counseling Can Help Strengthen the Family Unit

First responder stress affects the entire family, including children. On this podcast episode, a professional therapist explains how first responder families can benefit from counseling and how they can get the most out of the experience.

What De-Escalation Techniques Work Best to Help Officers Diffuse Volatile Situations?

By Leischen Stelter

Many law enforcement agencies are now teaching officers how to de-escalate and diffuse volatile situations without using force. In this podcast, a 20-year veteran officer discusses what de-escalation techniques worked best for him, as well as their potential impact on officer safety.

Using DNA and Genealogy Databases to Solve Cold Cases

By Leischen Stelter

When law enforcement used a genetic genealogy database to identify the Golden State Killer, did it open a door to solving other cold cases? In this podcast, find out why the answer is not so simple and why agencies face many challenges with this investigative technique.

Why Every EMS Agency Should Use an Incident Command System

By Leischen Stelter

An incident command system (ICS) can help establish proper command in a chaotic situation, even when multiple agencies respond. On this episode of the In Public Safety Matters podcast, find out how one agency adopted a modified ICS model to meet their needs.

Podcast: The International and Domestic Fight Against Human Trafficking

By Leischen Stelter

Listen to AMU's podcast featuring two subject matter experts who have spent years combating human trafficking both domestically and internationally. Learn about recruitment and coercion techniques used by traffickers as well as how law enforcement agencies are working with public and private organizations to combat this global problem.

The Challenges Law Enforcement Faces to Prevent Human Trafficking

Human trafficking and sex slavery deny freedom to 24.9 million people around the world. Listen to a new podcast with AMU’s Dr. Michael Pittaro about what law enforcement is doing to combat human trafficking, the challenges agencies face, and what more can be done to reduce trafficking both domestically and internationally.