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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. As attractive as the almighty dollar can be, the fact remains that no police officer ever signed up for the job with the expectation of great financial reward.

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Augmented Reality Technology May Mitigate Problems Present in VR Training

VR and AR training technologies help drive police trainers ever-forward down the never-ending pathway toward the desired destination of improved police officer safety and success of on the streets.

Re-thinking how Police Train and Talk about the 21-Foot Rule

A key element to the entire discussion of the so-called 21-Foot Rule is the perceived intent of the subject and threat that the individual potentially poses.

As Autumn Arrives, Police Prepare for Rescuing Victims from Floodwaters

Earlier this month, dramatic body-camera footage was released showing officers in California pulling a woman and her two children from raging floodwaters that suddenly swept them from their vehicle. This event should serve as a clarion call for agencies to provide swift-water rescue to officers.

ACLU Lawsuit Over Law Curbing Video Recording Police Could Impact Training

The nexus of cell-phone videos, social media posts, and anti-police sentiment will ensure that an increasing number of police-citizen contacts will be either broadcast live on the Internet, recorded for later consumption, or both.

21 Years After September 12th: Training to Detect, Deter, and Defeat Terror

As the fires still smoldered in Lower Manhattan, Northern Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania, police across the country adopted what became known as the "9/12 Mindset." In time, however, the mantra of "see something, say something" was forgotten, and in many places budgets for counterterrorism slowly dwindled, and training began to wane. How do trainers recapture that urgency?

Hundreds of Agencies Train in ABLE Policing in Order to "Police Their Own"

The ABLE Project is the result of a partnership between the Center for Innovations in Community Safety (CICS, formerly the Innovative Policing Program) at the Georgetown University Law Center and the global law firm Sheppard Mullin LLP.

Going Beyond Succession Planning: "Training Up" Policing's Next Generation

Succession planning should be introduced during recruiting and initial academy training, integrated into in-service training and career development, and influence overall employee retention objectives.

Missouri Agency's "Tactical Longevity Training" Reflects Emphasis on Wellness

It has become abundantly clear that agencies must now become more proactive about providing the tools for officers to recognize, respond to, and recover from the harmful impact of their exposure to traumatic events.

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Louisiana Law Mandates Increased Training for Human Trafficking Enforcement

Louisiana Senate Bill 63—which was passed by a 40-14 vote (with one abstention) in late June and was signed by Governor John Bel Edwards soon thereafter—amends Children's Code Act 601 relative to mandatory reporting of child abuse and reporting of sex trafficking.

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