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LAPD to Make Body Camera, Patrol Car Videos Public

March 20, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department's years-long practice of keeping video from body cameras and patrol cars under wraps will soon end after the agency's civilian bosses approved a policy Tuesday that requires the release of recordings in the future.

Police Handled Response to Sandy Hook School Shooting Effectively, Report Says

January 12, 2018
A long-awaited report on law enforcement response to the 2012 school massacre in Newtown, CT, concludes state police handled the response effectively, but it recommends improvements to protecting crime scene integrity, dealing with victims' families and other issues.

The End

January 4, 2018

You create the ending of your own story, every call, every crisis, every day.

New Chicago PD Policy Discourages Using Tasers on People Who Flee

December 26, 2017
The Chicago Police Department has tightened its policy on Taser use, rewriting the rules to discourage officers from shocking people who are running away or otherwise vulnerable to injury.

Video: TN Officer Fired After Pulling Over Senator's Daughter

December 22, 2017
Sen. Jon Lundberg says he regrets calling the police chief after Phil Kiersnowski pulled over his daughter last month. The officer ticketed Sam Lundberg for a window tint violation, but during the traffic stop criticized the police department's window tinting enforcement.

TN Officer Fired After Pulling Over Senator's Daughter

December 22, 2017
A Bristol, TN, police officer has been fired after speaking his mind on camera about department policy during a traffic stop involving a senator's daughter. More Here.

New Report Reveals Issue-Based and Technology-Focused Policies in LE on the Rise

October 23, 2017
According to the State of Policy in Law Enforcement 2017 Report by PowerDMS, agencies increasingly turn to technology to keep pace with rapidly evolving landscape of policy and hold officers accountable.

There Is No Off The Record

October 16, 2017

If someone at work tells you something in confidence, it's still your job to share the information if warranted.

Are De-Escalation Policies Dangerous?

October 14, 2017

The origins of today’s concepts of de-escalation derive from the evolution of crisis communications. While these concepts are practical and effective in some situations, they are useless and even dangerous in others.

Portland Police Bureau to Halt, Purge All Gang Designations

September 8, 2017
Portland, OR, police next month will end their more than 20-year-old practice of designating people as gang members or gang associates in response to strong community concerns about the labels that have disproportionately affected minorities.

Inside the Antifa Movement

September 5, 2017

The anti-fascist movement sounds like it only targets white supremacy hate groups like the Klan and neo-Nazis, but this anarchist group has and will attack law enforcement officers and people with opposing political ideologies.

Four Hard Truths in Leadership

September 1, 2017

Stumbling blocks can hamper supervisors' efforts, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't keep trying.

Minneapolis Officers Must Turn On Body Cameras for Any Call

July 26, 2017
Minneapolis police officers must turn on their body cameras when responding to any call, traffic stop, or self-initiated activity, Acting Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced Wednesday, in a key change to city policy.

TX City Limits Sick-Time Donations to Officer Fighting Cancer

June 19, 2017
Waco, TX, city employees are allowed to accrue sick time over the years, and officers have offered to donate some of their sick time to Officer Stone while she is missing work after a double mastectomy and chemotherapy sessions to treat her breast cancer. But the city said no.

'Minor' Offenses Warrant Civil Summonses Under New NYPD Patrol Rules

June 13, 2017
The NYPD is directing officers to give out civil instead of criminal summonses, in most cases, for a series of minor offenses, according to guidelines issued Tuesday.

Bills Would Set Statewide Police Use of Force Policies in Wisconsin

May 18, 2017
A set of Democratic bills proposed Wednesday would set statewide policies for police use of force in Wisconsin. But the head of the state's largest law enforcement union says many of those rules are already in place throughout the state

Seattle Police Body Cam Program Stalled Over Officer Video Viewing Policy

March 31, 2017
They’ve run into a policy conflict with the federal monitor appointed to oversee reforms at the department. It’s a point of contention that is stalling the body-cam phase-in. The main issue: Seattle PD wants officers to be able to watch body-cam footage before they write their reports.

Where are the Helmets?

March 13, 2017

Departments hoping to reach out to "alienated communities" are implementing training designed to: make us feel bad about who we are; encourage us to try to diagnose the "root cause" of a miscreant's bad behavior; and tempt us to hesitate to do our job for fear of prosecution or punishment. This is a recipe for disaster where officer safety is concerned.

Philly Police Implementing First Tattoo Policy

February 10, 2017
Directive 6.7 is scheduled to take effect March 1 and will prohibit Philadelphia officers from having any tattoos that are "offensive, extremist, indecent, racist or sexist while on duty," according to a copy of the policy.

L.A. Police Commission Unveils Process That Could Lead to Public Release of LAPD Video

February 1, 2017
On Tuesday, the civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department began a process to review the department's current policy of generally withholding video unless ordered to release it in court.
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