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Lone-Officer Patrols: Going Solo

March 28, 2011

Caught between diminishing tax revenues and citizen demand for greater police protection, law enforcement leveraged the challenge onto the backs of its patrol personnel. By splitting two-officer units into separate cars, police agencies were able to effectively double the area of patrol coverage.

Dallas Chief Changes Way Department Assigns Some Patrol Officers

November 4, 2010
In the aftermath of an alleged videotaped beating of a motorcyclist in South Dallas, Police Chief David Brown has announced additional steps he is taking to ensure a more "equal distribution of experienced officers" in the department's patrol bureau.

Survey: Campus Agencies Lack Staff, Weapons

November 3, 2010
Campus Safety magazine's "How Safe Is Your Campus?" survey also covers wages, officer morale, active shooter/bomber response preparedness, sexual assault policy, alcohol policy, resources and emergency management issues.

Nearly 90 LAPD Officers to be Reassigned from Street Patrol to Jail Duty

October 28, 2010
Nearly 90 Los Angeles police officers will be pulled off the streets and put to work running a new jail facility that has been unused for more than a year because of staffing shortages, according to a recent decision by LAPD officials.

Chicago PD's 200 Cops Won't Cover Attrition

October 12, 2010
The two new classes will not be enough to keep pace with the "natural rate of attrition" that prompted 358 officers to retire during the first six months of this year, according to the FOP.

San Francisco PD Asks Civilians To Do More Police Work

July 27, 2010
The move is considered controversial by some, yet will free up officers to respond to crimes in progress or dangerous offenders, according to Chief George Gascon.

Shifting Priorities

May 20, 2010
It's tough for cops to know where to focus their energy as "acceptable" practices change based on the time and place, but decreasing violence is a priority everyone can get behind.

The 'How to Be a Better Cop' Reading List

September 29, 2009
I sincerely believe that if you were to read one or two of these books, you'll be a better cop for it. And if you haven't the time or inclination for reading, then it might hearten you to know some are available on audio books.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Working on the Front Lines

July 1, 2008

At some point in his or her various travels, the patrol officer will ask a question that pertains equally well to the task at hand and his or her career in law enforcement: Just how the hell did I get here, and where am I going?

The Thin Blue Line

May 1, 2007

The great British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli famously said, "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics." It's a funny line, one that was later quoted by Mark Twain. But the truth is that statistics don't lie. They are just subject to interpretation, and their truth is in the eye of the beholder.

The Money Crunch: Staffing Shortage

November 1, 2004

When times are tough, staffing takes the brunt of the cuts. That's true in business. That's true in law enforcement.

Starting from Scratch

March 1, 2003

Founding a police department is a challenge that not many people would want to assume. But that's the task that faced the civic leaders of Federal Way, Washington.

Centers of Higher Learning

April 1, 2002

Although most agencies supply their officers with basic firearms training, there are reasons that law enforcement officers are some of the most active attendees of specialized gun training academies.

Cops on Bikes

December 1, 2001

It might look easy, but you better be ready for training and lots of exercise before you trade in your cruiser for two wheels.

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