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I attended Advanced Security training in Israel - this is what I learned…

October 9, 2018

The war against terror is no longer isolated to a distant land, somewhere in the Middle East. Unfortunately, residents of the United States have, in recent years learned that we are not immune to such horrific scenes. This tragic development places new challenges before and upon those whose job it is to serve and protect

FBI Says Crime is Down, So Why Does It Feel Like the Opposite is True?

September 28, 2018
The estimated number of violent crimes in the United States decreased 0.2% in 2017 compared to 2016, according to FBI data released on Monday. Property crimes reportedly dropped 3.0%. So why does it feel to most cops on the street that the exact opposite is true?

FBI Says Violent Crime Down Slightly in 2017

September 25, 2018
After two consecutive years of increases, the estimated number of violent crimes in the United States decreased 0.2% in 2017 when compared with 2016 data, according to FBI figures released on Monday. Property crimes dropped 3.0%.

NYPD Defends Database of Suspected Gang Members

June 14, 2018
The New York Police Department sent detectives to a City Council meeting on Wednesday to deliver a message to the governing body that the database they use to keep track of gang members is essential in keeping gang violence tamped down.

Police Drone Helps Reduce Crime by 10% in Mexican City

June 11, 2018
During a four-month period, the Ensenada Police Department flew more than 1,600 missions (an average of roughly 25 missions a day).

Nebraska State Patrol On Track to Break Marijuana Busts Record

May 11, 2018
The Nebraska State Patrol said they've already confiscated more than 4,500 pounds of marijuana this year and it's only May.

Domestic Abuse Calls Lethal for Officers

April 9, 2018
From 1988 to 2016, 136 officers were killed while responding to domestic disturbances such as family arguments, FBI data show. By comparison, 80 were killed during a drug-related arrest in the same period.

Why Writing Skills Are So Important in the Study of Criminal Justice

April 2, 2018

Writing skills are more integral in the criminal justice field than many people realize. Discover why you should improve your writing when in college.

Newspaper Declares Baltimore Nation's Most Dangerous City

February 21, 2018
Baltimore is the big city with the highest per capita murder rate in the nation, with nearly 56 murders per 100,000 people. At 343 murders in 2017, the city tallied the highest per capita rate in its history. Columbus tallied 143 murders — 37 more than 2016 and the most the city has seen in a single year.

Data Tactics

February 8, 2018

To counter arguments of the media and activists, we need to do a better job capturing and sharing data on attacks against us.

Lying with Numbers

February 7, 2018

The press and anti-police activists love to use statistics to slam police, but their interpretation is biased and they cook the data by leaving out key variables.

Baltimore Police Commissioner Fired Over Murder Stats

January 19, 2018
"My decision is because I'm impatient," Mayor Pugh said at a news conference at City Hall. "My decision is based on the fact that we need to get these [murder] numbers down. ... I'm looking for new and creative, innovative ways to change what we're seeing here every day."

Baltimore Residents Blame Record-High Murder Rate On Lower Police Presence

January 2, 2018
Some Baltimore residents attribute the high murder rate to relaxed police patrols in the city following high-profile cases of police brutality, saying officers have backed off in neighborhoods.

FBI Releases 2016 Hate Crime Statistics

November 14, 2017
The FBI has released Hate Crime Statistics, 2016, the Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program’s latest compilation about bias-motivated incidents throughout the nation.

Video: LAPD Chief Decries Captain's Accusation of Phony Crime Statistics

November 8, 2017
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck forcefully denied Tuesday that his department had falsified violent crime statistics and dismissed the allegation by a captain that the LAPD misled the public as "not only untrue, but outrageous."

LAPD Chief Decries Captain's Accusation of Phony Crime Statistics

November 8, 2017
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck forcefully denied Tuesday that his department had falsified violent crime statistics and dismissed the allegation by a captain that the LAPD misled the public as "not only untrue, but outrageous." More Here.

LAPD Captain Says City's Crime Stats are Manipulated

November 6, 2017
A Los Angeles Police Department captain has accused high-ranking members of the force of misclassifying violent crime and misleading the public about the true state of lawbreaking in the city.

The FBI's Latest Report Suggests the 'Ferguson Effect' Is Real

October 3, 2017
Another year's worth of FBI data adds weight to MacDonald's argument. Killings have spiked in several cities that experienced rioting or significant protest against the police.

Video: KS PD Will Now Chase Everyone Who Flees With Probable Cause

May 10, 2017
The Kansas City (KS) Police Department announced instead of only chasing suspects that had already committed a serious felony, now they will chase everyone who flees police as long as they have probable cause.

Arrest Numbers Plummeting Across California

April 3, 2017
Police recorded the lowest number of arrests in nearly 50 years, according to the California attorney general's office, with about 1.1 million arrests in 2015 compared with 1.5 million in 2006.
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