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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.

Cop 101 Never Goes Out of Style

June 9, 2016

As a supervisor, making sure that policies and procedures are being followed should be part of your daily routine. Following these protocols creates a baseline that gives you much needed consistency during any operation. That baseline is what I call Cop 101.

Attacks on Nashville Police Lead to New Measures

April 14, 2016
Metro police are setting up mobile video cameras and beefing up patrols in an East Nashville public housing development after two officers were attacked and seriously injured in less than a 24-hour period while trying to help residents in the low-income neighborhood.

'Angry Cops' Officer Disciplined for Viral Videos Back On Duty

March 21, 2016
The Buffalo, NY officer returned to work late Wednesday after serving a 22-day unpaid suspension and agreeing to obey the department's social media policy, which he violated by appearing in a police uniform and portraying himself in off-the-wall situations that police brass felt demeaned the force.

SF Police to Re-Evaluate Use of Force Protocols Following Controversial Shooting

December 8, 2015
The San Francisco Police Department's use of force tactics and policies will be re-evaluated after last week's fatal shooting of a knife-carrying man by several officers in the Bayview, officials said.

South Carolina Officer Killed in Wreck Wore No Seatbelt, Ran Light

November 24, 2015
A South Carolina police officer killed in a wreck while responding to a shooting call was not wearing her seatbelt, ran a red light at 64 mph, and never hit her brakes before the crash, according to an investigation.

Capitol Police Roll Out Transgender Policy; Union Cries Foul

November 17, 2015
Capitol Police rolled out a progressive new policy on Oct. 29 for handling interactions with transgender individuals. Already, the rank and file are bristling at the new directive.

Police Body Cameras Spark Debate About Privacy in Tennessee

November 3, 2015
Although Franklin, TN, city officials have already funded a body camera program, they're holding off on rolling out the cameras until state law addresses how best to use them and what footage becomes a public record.
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