Law enforcement officers who work in tourism towns have a two-fold mission, protecting the locals and protecting the droves of tourists that the locals depend upon for their livelihood and their departments depend upon for operating funds. That may sound crass but law enforcement agencies in destination areas have to be aware of the numbers and what they mean.
July 17, 2014
For all its censuring of personnel for on-duty trysts and off-duty DUIs, the profession pays curiously little attention to an ongoing transgression perpetrated within it: stat fudging. Misreporting statistics about crime is not a new phenomenon.
October 9, 2013
Chief Greg Suhr arrives at the top police post with 30 years of law enforcement experience. He replaces Chief George Gascon, who left the department earlier this year after about 18 months to take the job of district attorney.
April 28, 2011
Twenty-five public safety agencies purchased Spillman software for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2009, bringing the total number of Spillman customers to more than 800 public safety agencies in 36 states across the nation. Sixty-two agencies expanded existing Spillman systems.
February 19, 2010