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Prepare Your Agency for the New and Improved Crime Reporting System

The National Incident-Based Reporting System offers law enforcement many advantages over the Uniform Crime Reporting program.

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Homeless Crime in Los Angeles Jumps 50%

LAPD officials said most concerning were the disproportionate number of homeless individuals listed as suspects in physical attacks that cause serious injuries, described as, "aggravated assaults," in police records.

Former Florida Chief Gets 3 Years for Framing Suspects in Burglary Cases

Three former officers have also pleaded guilty in the case, which centered around Atesiano's efforts to improve the department's crime-solving rate.

FBI Announces Launch of National Use-Of-Force Data Collection

The FBI says that the goal of the collection is not to provide insight into specific use-of-force incidents, but instead to offer a comprehensive view of the circumstances, subjects, and officers involved in such incidents nationwide.

FBI Report Indicates 17 Percent Rise in Hate Crimes

According to a recently released report from the FBI, reported hate crimes in the United States rose 17% over last year, with about 5,000 of the hate crimes reported categorized as crimes against persons, such as intimidation or assault.

I attended Advanced Security training in Israel - this is what I learned…

The war against terror is no longer isolated to a distant land, somewhere in the Middle East. Unfortunately, residents of the United States have, in recent years learned that we are not immune to such horrific scenes. This tragic development places new challenges before and upon those whose job it is to serve and protect

FBI Says Crime is Down, So Why Does It Feel Like the Opposite is True?

The estimated number of violent crimes in the United States decreased 0.2% in 2017 compared to 2016, according to FBI data released on Monday. Property crimes reportedly dropped 3.0%. So why does it feel to most cops on the street that the exact opposite is true?

FBI Says Violent Crime Down Slightly in 2017

After two consecutive years of increases, the estimated number of violent crimes in the United States decreased 0.2% in 2017 when compared with 2016 data, according to FBI figures released on Monday. Property crimes dropped 3.0%.

NYPD Defends Database of Suspected Gang Members

The New York Police Department sent detectives to a City Council meeting on Wednesday to deliver a message to the governing body that the database they use to keep track of gang members is essential in keeping gang violence tamped down.

Police Drone Helps Reduce Crime by 10% in Mexican City

During a four-month period, the Ensenada Police Department flew more than 1,600 missions (an average of roughly 25 missions a day).