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Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, Officers Persist in Acts of Kindness
The Lighthouse: Cops Are a Beacon for American Kids

The Lighthouse: Cops Are a Beacon for American Kids

Cops have a truly unique opportunity to be the lighthouse that guides little ships—our children—giving them immediate safety, guiding them to future security, and finding them safe harbor.

February 28, 2020

Own the Internet: Best Practices for Police Agencies on Social Media
Naughty and Nice: Policing During the Winter Holidays

Naughty and Nice: Policing During the Winter Holidays

The holidays offer myriad opportunities for officers to interact with the public in a positive and inspirational way. However, the season also holds the same perils officers face during the rest of the year—and potentially some heightened dangers due to holiday revelry and winter weather. Here's a quick recap of some of the things to watch out for.

December 20, 2019

How Citizen Volunteers and Reserve Officers Can Strengthen Policing
Celebrating the Heroism of American Police Officers

Celebrating the Heroism of American Police Officers

Acts of heroism happen all the time in big cities and small communities alike. Officers with departments of all sizes rise to the occasion on a daily basis to ensure the health and welfare of the civilians they serve.

July 19, 2019

A K-9 Unit Has Benefits for Police Departments and Communities Alike

A K-9 Unit Has Benefits for Police Departments and Communities Alike

A police K-9 unit is instrumental in myriad missions, including drug enforcement, search and rescue, fugitive apprehension, and of course, public relations. So when a K-9 is injured or killed, they are treated with nearly as much reverence and respect as when a police officer suffers a similar fate.

April 12, 2019

Foot and Hoof Patrol: Meaningfully Connecting Cops and Citizens

Foot and Hoof Patrol: Meaningfully Connecting Cops and Citizens

Foot patrol is the essence of community policing—officers on foot create opportunities for the public to connect with their police (and vice versa). Conversely, when officers are wrapped in two tons of metal and plastic, that opportunity for real connection is essentially lost.

December 7, 2018

Why Schools Should Teach Students about Policing and Constitutional Law

Why Schools Should Teach Students about Policing and Constitutional Law

I've long held the belief that a year-long civics class should be a requirement nationwide. Further, these classes should include more than just the basic structure of government. Curriculum should incorporate Constitutional Law and Supreme Court cases related to the Fourth and Eighth amendments, as well as police policies, procedures, and practices.

October 19, 2018

Why the "Lip-Sync Challenge" Videos Have Value for Law Enforcement