While violent crime was relatively down across the nation back in 2010, the U.S. Department of Justice noticed a startling trend. Police Magazine reports that the agency determined that the number of assaults on law enforcement officers was on the rise.
Law enforcement agencies use predictive policing to fight crime: New technology is changing the way law enforcement agencies fight crime. Wearable tech is already being tested in police departments, and the next wave of gadgets could consist of applications that predict crime before it even occurs.
IADLEST 2015 Conference closes with new information for police training and standards -- The International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards Training (IADLEST) 2015 Conference wrapped up June 3 with over 500 attendees, sponsors and exhibitors converging on San Antonio, Texas.
Controlled cynicism can be a challenge and a benefit for police -- Law enforcement officers are routinely exposed to situations that can lead to a cynical attitude. While this cynicism can be poisonous to their personal relationships, honing it into tactical skepticism can increase situational awareness and increase officer safety. An ex-officer shares some tactics for maintaining an appropriate and protective level of cynicism.
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Small departments face obstacles for law enforcement training -- Small agencies require the same law enforcement training as their larger counterparts, but they must embrace innovative solutions to achieve it.
The NYPD's stop and frisk program that targeted people for stops based on looking of suspicious has been recently ruled by a federal district judge as a violation of a person's Fourth and Fourteenth amendment rights, reported Fierce Homeland Security.