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FBI: 20% Increase in Officers Feloniously Killed in 2018

The FBI has released its 2018 LEOKA report, detailing the line-of-duty deaths that occurred last year. In 2018, 106 law enforcement officers were reported killed in the line of duty, with a 20% increase in felonious deaths of officers compared to the previous year.

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The Wounded: Officers Injured On Duty

We need a better accounting of the number of officers who are maliciously injured on duty.

The Rise of Hybrid Gangs

On the street and even in prisons, gang culture is changing, and your investigative assumptions, methods, and practices must change as well.

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.

40 Years of Training

Since 1976 law enforcement training has seen many changes as well as challenges, and it's interesting to chart that four-decade-long evolution.

About 10 Officers Per Year are Killed in Ambushes, but Five Already in 2016

Statistics show that since 2000, there have been about 9.5 ambush killings of law enforcement officers per year nationwide, and that the number has been declining in recent years, to about six per year. But this year is off to a horrible start. There have already been five ambush killings in 2016.

71% of Chicago PD Exam Applicants Are Minorities After Outreach

An unprecedented outreach campaign to diversify the Chicago Police Department has attracted 14,200 applicants for the April 16 police exam — and of those, 29% are African-American and 39% are Hispanic.

Dallas Police Excessive-Force Complaints Drop Dramatically

Dallas Police Chief David Brown says his agency's shift toward de-escalation is driving a sharp drop in excessive-force complaints against officers.So far this year, 13 have been filed — on pace to be the lowest number in at least two decades.

Are Mass Shootings Becoming More Frequent?

Between a 2011 shooting at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., that left four people dead and the 2013 attack on the Washington Navy Yard where 12 people were killed, a mass shooting occurred somewhere in America once every 64 days, on average.

Study: Heroin Use Higher Than a Decade Ago

Far more people in the USA use heroin than a decade ago, a study from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration found.