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Improving Police Mental Health Response

Improving Police Mental Health Response

While mass shootings are most prominent in the nation's mind, mental illness is often part of the common calls officers face, including domestics, substance abuse, emotional distress, armed persons, and suicide by cop.

August 14, 2014

Williamsburg: Policing Where the Present Meets the Past
Policing Tourist Areas: Working Where Others Play

Policing Tourist Areas: Working Where Others Play

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

Handling Threats: "I'm Going to Kill You!"

Handling Threats: "I'm Going to Kill You!"

Most threats against police officers are verbal threats used to control, harass, and intimidate the officer. But situations involving threats at the next level—where violence is a grave possibility—are different.

October 10, 2011

Officer Layoffs: Getting a Pink Slip

Officer Layoffs: Getting a Pink Slip

Law enforcement layoff stories are plentiful in fiscally hard-hit regions like the Rust Belt, but no area of the country is immune. Sworn officers from Sun Belt cities like Tulsa and Phoenix have also grappled with budget cuts. Some cities manage budgets by cutting overtime, contracting out internal affairs investigations, cutting civilian positions, and gutting special units.

August 5, 2011

Officer Layoffs: Two Lives

Two officers share their stories of how they dealt with being laid off by their agencies.

August 5, 2011

Chasing Ghosts In a Civil Rights Era Cop Killing

Chasing Ghosts In a Civil Rights Era Cop Killing

On June 2, 1965, Dep. O'Neal Moore and Dep. David "Creed" Rogers were patrolling near their homes in Varnado, a very small town on the Mississippi border. The deputies were heading for a stop at the Moores' house for dinner. They never tasted the meal.

October 22, 2010

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