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New Michigan Budget Mandates In-Service Training for State's 17,000+ Officers
The proposed 2024 budget for the state of Michigan includes stipulations that specific funds be set aside for mandated in-service training required for law enforcement officers to maintain their police certification.
March 10, 2023
Is Texas DPS' Plan to Build $1.2 Billion Training Facility a Sound Strategy?
A new $1.2 billion facility in Florence, TX, appears at first glance to be pretty pricey, but if the new infrastructure ultimately serves all law enforcement agencies in the Lone Star State, the strategy certainly seems sound.
December 9, 2022
What the 2022 National Elections May Mean for Policing (All Hope is Local)
With no "red wave" of victories among largely pro-police Republican candidates for public office in this year's midterm elections, hopes that the "defund-the-police" movement had finally met its end have been all but washed away.
November 11, 2022
Financial Incentives Meant to Address the Recruiting Crisis Mostly Miss the Mark
As the Los Angeles Police Department continues to look for new ways to attract young officers into its ranks, it has unveiled plans for a program intended to lure recruits to the agency that centers on financial assistance for housing.
September 30, 2022
Judge Rules DC Vax Mandate Unlawful, Potentially Enticing New Police Recruits
It remains to be seen whether the recruiting dilemma in the District will soon be fully solved—or if Mayor Bowser and Chief Contee will be saved by the court—but it is clear that there is a pressing need to have patrol officers working in the city on the Potomac.
September 9, 2022
Training in the Era of De-Policing: Developing Law Enforcement Leaders
As horrendous as the effects of de-policing have been—in many places a society looking a lot like a combination of Mad Max and The Purge—those effects may eventually be outweighed in the long run by an increased emphasis on training the next generation of police leaders.
March 28, 2022
Training Super Bowl Caliber Teams in Policing Requires Top-Tier Facilities
There exists a real opportunity for thoughtful law enforcement leaders to direct any increase in funds toward building and renovating training facilities that can ultimately lead to those outcomes elected leaders seem to desire.
February 11, 2022
Anti-Cop Rhetoric: The Beat (Down) Goes On
Despite persistent anti-police sentiment, American law enforcement continues to watch over the American public, like sheepdogs protecting the flock from the wolves.
October 1, 2021
America's Elite Female Athletes and Officers
If policing was an Olympic sport, there is no doubt that Team USA would be standing atop the Medal stand, taking honors for gold, silver, and bronze—and America's female forces would be right there among the victors on the world stage.
July 23, 2021
Virginia Police Agency Sets Plans for New Headquarters Facility
Officers with the Vienna Police Department will have a new headquarters facility upon completion of construction of a new building that the city's planning commission approved earlier this week.
October 16, 2020
New Hampshire Governor Introduces Proposal on Police Reforms
The governor of New Hampshire issued an executive order Wednesday to implement multiple reforms in police operations and training including the use of body cameras for state police troopers as well as recruitment of minorities into police ranks.
October 8, 2020
Denver City Council Votes Against 'Peace Force' Proposal
The Denver City Council—which had recently been presented with a bill that would create wide-sweeping change to the structure of that city's police department—has voted to reject the proposal.
August 20, 2020
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