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A vital tool in crisis negotiation skills training

A vital tool in crisis negotiation skills training – Role-playing Vincent B. Van Hasselt Role-playing has become one of the most frequently used training tools employed by law enforcement agencies. In fact, recent surveys show that over 80 percent of law enforcement agencies use some form of role-playing in their training programs. (1) Also, nearly […]

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Operation REACT: targeting violence in Chicago

Operation REACT: targeting violence in Chicago – Chicago, Illinois Matt L. Rodriguez The task force is not a new concept in policing. Task forces involving municipal, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies have been used widely and with considerable success during the past 25 years to address drugs, gangs, and other serious crime problems […]

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Law Enforcement and the Holocaust

Law Enforcement and the Holocaust William McCormack Law enforcement agencies in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area recently have begun a training program drawing upon the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum as a resource to explore a variety of issues relevant to law enforcement today. (1) This program, cosponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, has provided law enforcement […]

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Hunting terrorists using confidential informant reward programs

Hunting terrorists using confidential informant reward programs – Legal Digest Douglas A. Kash The criminal acts of September 11, 2001, resulted in changes to existing U.S. law, including rewards available to confidential informants who provide information on terrorists or terrorist activities. Specifically, on October 26, 2001, the U.S. Congress enacted the Uniting and Strengthening America […]

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Deputy Al Meuchel of the Lewis County, Washington, Sheriff’s Office learned that a car was stalled across the railroad tracks – The Bulletin Notes

Deputy Al Meuchel of the Lewis County, Washington, Sheriff’s Office learned that a car was stalled across the railroad tracks – The Bulletin Notes – Brief Article Deputy Al Meuchel of the Lewis County, Washington, Sheriff’s Office learned that a car was stalled across the railroad tracks. Upon his arrival, Deputy Meuchel found an elderly […]

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Selecting a duty-issue handgun

Selecting a duty-issue handgun Chad A. Kaestle Handgun developments, administration changes, evolution of equipment needs, and input from weapons staff members represent reasons why law enforcement agencies sometimes issue new firearm models to their officers. When making this decision, departments must consider all of the choices available to them to find a particular weapon that […]

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Reference and statistics

Reference and statistics Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2003, a joint effort by the Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center for Education Statistics, presents up-to-date, detailed data on crime at school (including crime in school and on the way to and from school) from the perspectives of students, teachers, principals, and the […]

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Collaboration

Collaboration The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) presents Fighting Urban Crime: The Evolution of Federal-Local Collaboration. Although rare before the mid-1980s, collaboration between federal and local law enforcement has grown rapidly as local police and prosecutors have worked closely with federal authorities to address increased levels of drug trafficking and violent crime. This report examines […]

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Repairing Broken Windows

Repairing Broken Windows – police corruption Frank L. Perry Preventing Corruption within Our Ranks In the last two decades, research and commentary regarding the causes and effects of law enforcement corruption have intensified and diversified. Efforts in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and the United States have effectively identified symptoms and remedies in those countries, as […]

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Violence on campus: the intruded sanctuary

Violence on campus: the intruded sanctuary W. David Nichols As institutions dedicated to a higher order of human endeavor, colleges and universities once were presumed to be immune from the violence that permeates virtually every aspect of American life. One author characterized colleges and universities as “sedate ivory towers, sanctuaries apart from the larger society […]