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How Citizen Volunteers and Reserve Officers Can Strengthen Policing

A well-managed reserve officer program can enhance an agency's ability to serve the community and to better connect with the community—the key words being "well-managed."

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Why Citizens Academies are Good for Policing ...and How to Stand One Up

A Citizens Police Academy has the potential—when well planned and well executed—to positively impact police-community relations. Here are a couple of observations I've had in attending a handful of CPAs.

Why Schools Should Teach Students about Policing and Constitutional Law

I've long held the belief that a year-long civics class should be a requirement nationwide. Further, these classes should include more than just the basic structure of government. Curriculum should incorporate Constitutional Law and Supreme Court cases related to the Fourth and Eighth amendments, as well as police policies, procedures, and practices.

Researcher Studies Where to Position Police Body Cameras

Intrigued by the department's human factors problem, Suss asked White if they could repeat the experiments, keep a bit more data and expand the scope of the experiment -- the police department had limited the scope of their initial tests and hadn’t kept the records after they finished.

Jefferson County (WI) Sheriff's Office

The citizens police academy at Jefferson County Sheriff's Office places participants in action-packed scenarios designed to build trust and understanding of law enforcement.

FL Officer, Chief Charged in Citizen Academy Death

A Punta Gorda, FL, police officer who is believed to have accidentally shot and killed a retired librarian during a citizens academy 'shoot, don't shoot' exercise has been charged with manslaughter, according to arresting documents. 

Video: FL Officer, Chief Charged in Citizen Academy Death

A Punta Gorda, FL, police officer who is believed to have accidentally shot and killed a retired librarian during a citizens academy 'shoot, don't shoot' exercise has been charged with manslaughter, according to arresting documents.

Indiana Reporter has Eye-Opening Experience in Police Shoot-Don't Shoot Training

"What we're going to prove now is if he decides to shoot you, he will win," Patterson said, referencing a mock situation with a fake suspect. More Here.

Video: Indiana Reporter has Eye-Opening Experience in Police Shoot-Don't Shoot Training

“What we’re going to prove now is if he decides to shoot you, he will win,” Patterson said, referencing a mock situation with a fake suspect.

Video: St. Louis Teen Becomes Police Officer for a Day

A 19-year-old graduate of the St. Louis police citizen's academy holds a special place in the hearts of officers for his bravery in taking on life's challenges.