What can your agency learn from California's unprecedented police reform legislation making officer conduct records — including bodycam video — subject to public records requests? This whitepaper tells the story of California’s SB 1421 and offers solutions to address police reform in your own jurisdiction.
February 1, 2021
Massachusetts state senators agreed Monday to scale back restrictions they had sought to put on the use of facial recognition software by law enforcement and to limit the influence of a civilian led commission over police training.
December 22, 2020
Under the new rules officers will be required to explain their actions, respond to questions, “provide a clear warning that force will be used” and give someone “a reasonable opportunity” to respond.
December 22, 2020
Lawmakers in Massachusetts are set to vote on a police reform bill that would make some of the biggest changes in years to law enforcement oversight and rules in the state.
December 1, 2020
“When you remove the safest control method, you force them to use the less safe tools that they have,” said Rener Gracie, 36, including firearms.
July 16, 2020
The Denver Police Department on Sunday announced changes to the department's use-of-force policies, banning chokeholds and requiring officers to report any incident in which they point a sidearm at an individual.
June 8, 2020
The former vice president pointed to several bills he said Congress could pass right away to address "police brutality," including legislation that would outlaw chokeholds, limit the transfer of “weapons of war” to police departments, and create a new oversight and accountability model for use of force within police departments.
June 2, 2020
In the POLICE Special Report: Drug Enforcement, Protection & Testing, read about how to accurately test narcotics in the field, the legal justification for using K-9s in drug enforcement, and the policing of illegal marijuana grows in states where it is legal to sell and cultivate marijuana under license.
May 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced agencies to find new ways of doing the job while keeping officers and the public safe.
May 5, 2020
This FAQ includes answers from the presenters given during the live POLICE webinar on coronavirus and law enforcement as well as answers from experts who were kind enough to respond to our requests for answers.
April 27, 2020
Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw announced Wednesday morning each of the department’s 6,500 officers were issued a cloth mask that they’re now required to wear. They were also given a bag to store their mask in.
April 8, 2020
Any LAPD officer with a temperature will be sent home immediately and directed to get medical treatment. “We are taking every step to ensure officers’ health,” Assistant Chief Horace Frank said.
March 31, 2020
Since 1967, Sterifab has been used for both disinfection and insect control.
March 16, 2020
As a means of slowing the spread of coronavirus, San Francisco's public defender has called on police to stop issuing citations or arresting people for crimes as serious as non-violent felonies.
March 13, 2020
As coronavirus continues to spread, take every precaution you can as you take risks to protect and serve.
March 10, 2020