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Law Enforcement Today | February 11, 2016

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In Memoriam: Officer Douglas Barney

January 18, 2016 |

Sheriff James Winder of the Unified Police Department in Greater Salt Lake sadly reports the death of Officer Douglas Barney.

Officer Barney was shot and killed as he was investigating a traffic crash. After he arrived on the scene of … Read More

Creating a Tri-National Border Patrol

January 13, 2016 |

Because of our relationships and per-se open borders with Canada and the vast unprotected entry points from Mexico we need a combined multinational border security force. We have a unique opportunity to protect all three countries if more officers are … Read More

WHY ME?

January 13, 2016 |

Sometimes we ask “Why me”? We’ve all done it. Then, God says “Because I made you strong so you can carry the weak.” We feel that we are alone against many. Again, we ask “Why me”? God answers “You are … Read More

Police Psychology | Brain Eaters

January 11, 2016 |

In Telugu language, the second most popular language in India, they have a phrase that is highly important in police psychology – burra tinoddu. Not to be confused with the “Lion King’s” Hakuna Matata which tells you not to worry … Read More

Government’s decision expands retirement flexibility

January 10, 2016 |

It’s not often the federal government makes a decision that nearly everyone is happy with, but that’s what happened with a regulation that was recently finalized by the U.S. Treasury Department. Changes to the regulations under Internal Revenue Code section … Read More

Radical Changes at Rikers Island

January 8, 2016 |

The New York City Department of Correction oversees the city’s jails which house approximately 10,000 detention prisoners has just embarked upon a radical change in their detention policy on punitive segregation for adolescent prisoners. Starting December 4th, 2015, the new … Read More

Unheralded Voices

January 7, 2016 |

They take the calls, send the officers, absorb the wrath, counsel the weak, instruct over the phone when life is in peril; dispatchers!

Dim the lights, skew the hue, for mental tranquility it’s got to be blue; the ambiance in … Read More

PTSD: the enemy of cops

January 6, 2016 |

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)? The best working definition can be found in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) as “Diagnostic Criteria for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder”. Oversimplified it is an emotional and physical injury as the result of … Read More

Adaptive Decision Making as a Deliberate Counter VUCA Tactic

January 5, 2016 |

In a recent article entitled Capturing the Moment: Counter- VUCA Leadership for the 21st Century, Javidi and Ellis (2015) introduced the concept of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity (VUCA) to policing. In essence, VUCA is chaos and it falls on … Read More

Safety – Crime Control model or Due Process model

January 4, 2016 |

As the community demands more accountability regarding police shootings and alleged police brutality, many police departments are embracing modern video technology. The widespread use of video recordings along with social media has captured and created an image that the law … Read More