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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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