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Making the Shift to Intelligence-Led Corrections

By Dr. Kelli Frakes

Intelligence-led policing (ILP) has been embraced by law enforcement as an effective tool, but intelligence-led practices remain limited in corrections, despite the fact that there is a wealth of information in correctional facilities. Dr. Kelli Frakes discusses why agencies need to identify the best methods to share information among agencies.

Strong Community Relations Among the Lessons of Ferguson

By Leischen Stelter, American Military University

As tension and violence continued to escalate this past weekend in Ferguson, Missouri, there remains intense scrutiny about the response by police. Some vocal critics, like Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, accuse the department of being heavy-handed by using tear gas and other crowd disbursement techniques on peaceful protestors.

First International Human Trafficking Summit Fulfills Vision of Founder, But Much Work Ahead

By Michael Sale

Deputy Chief of Police Kim Derry (retired, Toronto PD) was the first non-American to ascend to the position of president of the FBI National Academy Associates (FBINAA), a position he held in 2010.

During a decade of active participation with the FBINAA executive board, Kim championed and supported many new programs for the association including an academic alliance—in which American Military University is a very active participant—and the FBI National Academy Associates Charitable Foundation, which raises funds to support members in crisis, education scholarships, and research that advances the association’s support of law enforcement.

What I Learned from NJEPC: An Overview of Hospital Response to Superstorm Sandy

By Leischen Stelter

In early May, I attended three days of the New Jersey Emergency Preparedness Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. First off, a disclaimer: I am not an emergency management expert. It’s a field I’m fascinated by (I’m currently enrolled in a Master’s program at American Military University for Emergency and Disaster Management), but honestly it’s a field I have no practical experience in.

Planning for Major Events is Always a Challenge and More Complex Than Ever

By Michael Sale, American Military University

I was a nineteen-year-old cadet with the Metropolitan Toronto Police when I was exposed to my first major public event: Two Toronto concerts at Maple Leaf Gardens as part of the Rolling Stones’ 1972 North American Tour. It seems quite amazing when one thinks of all the modern Stones concerts in Toronto and the extent to which they are part of a normal event-planning routine.