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December
27
2016
Reporters Covering the MPD Pre-Service Academy
In light of recent national scrutiny of police practices, community members in some cities have questioned the type, quality, and emphasis of training provided to their local agencies. Citizens have questioned whether their local department embraces community interests. We agree that citizens have a right to know about the curriculum that is taught to our […]
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Michael Koval
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department, Wisconsin
December
19
2016
Twas The Night Before Christmas
It’s Christmas Eve. While you and your family celebrate the holidays together at home with relatives, we are patrolling your neighborhood tonight – checking your property, your yard, your streets, looking for anything or anyone out of place. We are the ones that venture into the dark, not knowing what if anything awaits us, often […]
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Scott Rose
Sheriff
Dodge County Sheriff's Office, Minnesota
December
12
2016
If you find one of my pennies…
Thoughts from Chief Sjolander… If you find one of my pennies… Part of my healing journey with PTSD is trying to find ways to “lean into the discomfort” and work on healing my mind and my past. Part of my problem is I’ve worked the same area for most of my career and I see […]
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Lee Sjolander
Chief of Police
Kenyon Police Department, Minnesota
December
06
2016
IACP Net Alert, Vol. 17, No. 12
IACP Net Alert is a monthly electronic newsletter sent to IACP Net members highlighting resources for police chiefs and recent additions to the exclusive law enforcement network. The December 2016 edition included information on these and other topics: Hate Crimes Law Enforcement Benchmarking and Performance Analytics Share your Forms Happy Holidays! Review the December Alert
December
05
2016
In large and dangerous gun battle, KCPD & others performed with valor and professionalism
An exceptionally large and violent shooting incident in the early morning hours Sunday tested the members of our department on all fronts, from courage to coordination. And I couldn’t be more proud of how we responded. Here’s what happened: At approximately 2:18 a.m. Nov. 27, officers were called to Gregory & Prospect on the sound […]
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Darryl Forté
Chief of Police
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
November
29
2016
Gun control rant
Last week, I bemoaned the number of firearms stolen from unlocked motor vehicles in Lincoln–noting that about half of those guns were stolen from people who are supposedly firearms-savvy: the holders of concealed carry permits. The form of gun control mentioned in the title of this post is the most basic kind: maintaining control of […]
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Tom Casady
Director of Public Safety
Lincoln Department of Public Safety, Nebraska
November
21
2016
Statement from IACP President Donald W. De Lucca on Recent Line of Duty Deaths
The month of November has been filled with tragedy for the law enforcement community in the United States. This past Sunday, we experienced yet another line of duty death, bringing this month’s count to ten fatalities. Nine of those ten officer fatalities were caused by gunfire. These deaths continue a horrific trend in 2016. Line […]
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International Association of Chiefs of Police
IACP
Alexandria, Virginia
November
15
2016
IACP Net Highlights, Vol. 12, No. 6
IACP Net Highlights is an electronic newsletter sent every other month to individuals who are not yet members of IACP Net highlighting some recent additions to our service. The November 2016 Highlights includes information on these and other topics: Body Worn Cameras: Student Privacy Rights and Video Surveillance Overtime Policy Grant – Anti-Trafficking Program Mandatory […]
November
14
2016
The Culture of Fitting In
The culture of an organization is a living and breathing organism. You cannot see it in the tangible sense but you can feel the gravitational pull when someone acts outside of the norm. We spend most of our time synchronizing our actions and emulating social cues so we don’t draw attention to ourselves. This is […]
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Kristen Ziman
Chief of Police
Aurora Police Department, Illinois
November
07
2016
The Challenges of Body Worn Cameras
I am frequently asked about body worn cameras for police. Do we use them? Are we going to them? That is a very challenging question, more than is apparent on its face. Body worn cameras are seen by many advocates as a method for police accountability. But it isn’t that simple. It is also, and […]
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Doreen Olko
Director of Public Safety
Auburn Hills Department of Public Safety, Michigan
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