By Dr. Nicole Cain
Officers are quitting and few people are applying to take their place. While it's not a new phenomenon, it is exacerbated by the current climate. Learn the reasons behind staffing shortages in law enforcement agencies and what actions leaders can take to improve recruitment.
By Rev. Peter Keady and Dr. Michael Pittaro
All departments should have a professionally trained and embedded chaplain to help support leaders in regards to the wellness of their staff. However, it's critical that chaplains pursue specialized training so they can effectively understand and help first responders.
Do law enforcement agencies incorporate too many military tactics and equipment in their policing efforts? In this episode, Dr. Bjorn Mercer talks to AMU Criminal Justice program director, Dr. Chuck Russo, about the origins of the military and domestic law enforcement as well as the benefits and downfalls of ongoing collaboration and more.
By Andrew Bell and Bruce Razey
Police are trained to use force in certain situations, but must also constantly train how to de-escalate situations, defuse fellow officers, and use less-lethal weapons. When citizens and police understand each other, trust can be built.
By Dr. Dena Weiss
Should social workers respond to violations by a homeless person instead of police? Statistics reveal the homeless, who often suffer from mental illness, engage in troubling criminal behavior. As a compromise, some agencies have created a homeless outreach program with officers, medics, and mental health professionals. Learn the pros and cons of such a program.