Law Enforcement

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) recently released the “Rank and File: Reflections on Emerging Issues in Law Enforcement” report, which highlights the viewpoints of 40 rank-and-file officers from across the nation on implementing their agencies’ community policing policies and operations. The report outlines the officers’ insights into how officers, law enforcement leaders, and communities can work together to reduce crime.

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the leading cause of law enforcement deaths between 2007 and 2016 were crashes involving motor vehicles, which include collisions and being struck by moving vehicles while working on roadways.

The National Police Foundation recently published its Police Data Initiative: Best Practices Guide (5-Part Series) – a resource for executives and members of local law enforcement agencies responsible for developing and releasing open data. Using real-world examples, the guide provides best practices on how to:

Webinar - Psychological Survival in a Violent Career

Law enforcement officers, firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, crime scene investigators, and others are frequently exposed to human tragedy on a regular basis, yet few have purposely developed a coping strategy for dealing with this repeated exposure. These concepts also apply to those who are affected by secondary traumatization such as crime scene investigators, attorneys, and others who are in frequent contact with images or information regarding gruesome acts of violence.

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Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program (COAP) Resource Center Webinar Series: Handle With Care

This webinar will showcase innovative best practices to mitigate the negative effects experienced by children exposed to trauma—including an arrest or incident related to opioid use—and will highlight the Handle With Care initiative. This promising initiative partners schools and childcare agencies, law enforcement, and treatment providers to promote safe and supportive homes, schools, and communities with the goals of protecting children and helping traumatized children heal and thrive.

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