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Search Result: The State of American Law Enforcement

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Evaluating the State of American Law Enforcement

December 1, 2008

The truth is that the state of American law enforcement is a very fluid thing.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't

December 1, 2008

Perhaps nowhere in contemporary American society does the question of the right tool for the right job come into play more often than in matters of police use of force.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Gangster Nation

November 1, 2008

Ride around the streets of Salisbury, N.C., and you'll see graffiti that looks out of place. Gangs in this Southern city have splattered once-pristine walls with messages pledging allegiance to gangs in Los Angeles and New York City.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Rules of Engagement

October 1, 2008

In smaller agencies, policy manuals—if they existed—were just a few policy statements. Now there are multiple bound volumes that no officer can be expected to memorize, let alone understand. — Tom Aveni, Police Policy Studies Council

The State of American Law Enforcement - Stopping the Next 9/11

September 1, 2008

Experts say you deserve praise for being willing to withstand ridicule and even let bad guys win in court to prevent attacks. "If you ask me what law enforcement has done best since 9/11 is that they are stopping these plots in the beginning stages before they go operational," says E.J. Kimball, managing director of terrorism expert Steven Emerson's Investigative Project on Terrorism.

The State of American Law Enforcement - SWAT: Breaking the Mold

August 1, 2008

LAPD brass is still trying to mold SWAT into a softer, gentler special unit that won't offend the politically correct sensibilities of community activists. But now for one of the few times in its distinguished history, SWAT is actually vulnerable to such pressure.

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 State of American Law Enforcement - Women Warriors

June 1, 2008

Maintaining a balance between one's identity as a woman and as a police officer is never going to be easy. Knowing this, Sgt. Stefani Gombar of the Phoenix PD cherishes one piece of advice she received in the academy from a female officer: "Don't lose yourself."

The State of American Law Enforcement - Can the Average Cop Thrive in the Age of Specialization?

May 1, 2008

There is no shortage of inducements to work specialized units. Cool tools, flexible schedules, prestige, and the ability to work at something one is truly interested in are but a few of the perks.

The State of American Law Enforcement - A Love-Hate Relationship

April 1, 2008

"My brother told me, 'If you want everyone to love you, join the fire department. If you want half the people to love you but half the people to hate you, go ahead and be on the police department.'" — Officer Michael Pecha, Omaha (Neb.) Police Department.

The State of American Law Enforcement - Teaching to the Test

March 1, 2008

One thing that's clear from the statistics is that law enforcement is becoming a more dangerous occupation. Which begs the question: Is the training that the average law enforcement officer receives adequate enough to help him or her counter the threats presented by the job?

The State of American Law Enforcement - The Blue Mosaic

February 1, 2008

Who becomes a cop? Who are the men and women that comprise the ranks of a profession where they can be killed for no reason other than the fact that they are cops?

The State of American Law Enforcement - The Thinning Blue Line

January 1, 2008

America is running short of cops. There aren't enough to go around. And it won't be long until a shortage becomes a full-fledged crisis.

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