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2022 in Review: 3 General Trends Dominating the Headlines on Police Training
Over the past year, the news has largely tended to fall into three main categories: budgets/inflation, de-escalation training, and recruiting/retention—the ongoing focus on these three topics is entirely unsurprising.
December 23, 2022
Police Group Creates Online Simulator That Lets Viewers Make Tactical Decisions
The Law Enforcement Legal Defense Fund’s (LELDF) "Decision Points" police simulator uses real police bodycam footage to educate the public and community leaders on the kinds of quick decision-making skills officers must use during interactions with potentially violent individuals.
December 8, 2021
Survey: 86% of Portland Voters Want More Police
The survey showed 76% of Portland residents know the city’s problems are real and not exaggerated by the media. A full 60% of those who were once opposed to police are now beginning to support more police being hired, and 71% say they support hiring more police officers even though they are concerned about social justice and racism in the bureau.
October 13, 2021
Poll: Voters Want Congress to Investigate 2020's Anti-Police Riots
In analyzing the survey results, the National Police Association (NPA) blamed reaction of elected officials to last year’s protests, which began after the death of George Floyd during a May arrest in Minneapolis, for a subsequent rise in violent crime.
July 23, 2021
75% of Portland Residents Do Not Want Reduction in Police
According to the survey, 75 percent of Portland-area residents said they don't want policing in the city to dip below its current levels. Half said they want more cops on the streets, while 24 percent said they want policing levels to remain the same.
May 19, 2021
Polls: Public Support for Police Increasing, Only 18% Want Defunding
Only 18% of respondents supported the movement known as "defund the police," and 58% said they opposed it. Though white Americans (67%) and Republicans (84%) were much more likely to oppose the movement, only 28% of black Americans and 34% of Democrats were in favor of it.
March 8, 2021
Federal Legislation Proposed to Protect Police, Punish Attacks on Officers
A new piece of proposed legislation introduced for consideration by the United States Senate would make it a federal crime to knowingly cause, or attempt to cause, serious bodily injury to a law enforcement officer. Offenders are subject to imprisonment for up to 10 years.
September 17, 2020
6-Year-Old Girl Delivers Gifts to Rural NY Police Department
Officers with the Bath (NY) Police Department were visited by a six-year-old girl who wanted to give thanks to them for their service to the community, and give to them some tokens of appreciation she made by hand.
August 14, 2020
"Back the Blue" Painted Outside Tampa Police HQ
“We had people that were just walking past the site while we were working last night who picked up rollers and joined in with us and while they did that, they would send messages back home to people who were with law enforcement," said organizer Kelli Campbell with Back the Blue Florida.
August 3, 2020
Denver Pro Police Rally Attacked by Anti-Police Protesters
Lillian House, an organizer for the Party of Socialism and Liberation, said they planned the counter-protest because a celebration of police is “unacceptable.”
July 20, 2020
Nebraska Residents Ride in Support of Law Enforcement Officers
A group of residents in Lincoln, NE, drove vehicles and rode motorcycles in a convoy that traversed the city on Saturday to demonstrate their support for law enforcement officers who serve their community.
June 15, 2020
The Need for Courage in Law Enforcement
Today's officers have to be brave now in the face of danger and in the face of public condemnation and media second-guessing.
January 6, 2020
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