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December
04
2014
Body-Worn Cameras
Following the police shooting of Michael Brown in Missouri, media and public attention focused on conflicting witness statements about what happened during that tragic encounter. The lack of clarity has spurred many to press for an increase in the use of body-worn video cameras by police, and our profession is responding quickly and appropriately. The […]
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Robert Vincent
Chief of Police
Gulfport Police Department, Florida
December
03
2014
Waking in Oak Creek
Not In Our Town’s new film Waking in Oak Creek (34 minutes) documents the powerful law enforcement and community response to the hate crime killings at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin on August 5, 2012. After six Sikh worshippers were killed and Oak Creek Police Lieutenant Brian Murphy was shot 15 times by a white […]
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Not In Our Town
Stop Hate. Together.
Oakland, CA
November
25
2014
The Formula
What does policing need to strengthen trust and build relationships in the communities we serve? 1. We Need the Right People We need to better recruit and hire people with maturity, excellent communication skills, compassion, diverse life experience and background as well as a college education. Additionally, we need people who desire to make our […]
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Gordon Ramsay
Chief of Police
Duluth Police Department, Minnesota
November
25
2014
Statement of IACP President Richard Beary on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision
Statement of IACP President Richard Beary on Ferguson Grand Jury Decision “At this crucial time, it is imperative that law enforcement and community leaders, both in Missouri and throughout the United States, make every effort to reduce tensions and ensure a peaceful and lawful response to today’s decision. Only by working together to create a […]
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International Association of Chiefs of Police
IACP
Alexandria, Virginia
November
17
2014
Saving Lives
It is well documented that heroin use in the Madison area has skyrocketed over the past few years. Madison Police officers respond to heroin and other opiate related overdoses and deaths on a frequent basis. First responders are aware that heroin depresses the central nervous system. This can cause the heart rate to slow, and […]
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Michael Koval
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department, Wisconsin
November
05
2014
Learn to Use Criticism as Fuel
I recently had the opportunity to attend a law enforcement conference and listen to Sandra Hutchens of Orange County, California, share with the nearly 700 attendees, her experience after being appointed Sheriff in 2008 by the Orange County Board of Supervisors by a 3-2 vote. The appointment came after her predecessor was indicted on federal […]
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Kristen Ziman
Commander
Aurora Police Department, Illinois
October
31
2014
Hidden Cost of Body-Worn Cameras
There is a growing movement afoot in the United States to put cameras on police officers. It is gathering momentum, perhaps as a result of the shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri this past summer. The movement involves some strange bedfellows: both police supporters, and some groups that are, well, […]
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Tom Casady
Director of Public Safety
Lincoln Department of Public Safety, Nebraska
October
23
2014
The Problem of Dealing with Synthetic Drugs
We got an anonymous letter the other day tipping us off that a local store was possibly selling synthetic drugs like K2 or Spice and tobacco products to underaged people (you have to be 18). Because the letter is anonymous, we don’t have any way of letting the writer know what we’ve been doing so […]
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Doreen Olko
Director of Public Safety
Auburn Hills Department of Public Safety, Michigan
October
16
2014
Body Cameras and Privacy Concerns
I testified before a legislative committee yesterday in St. Paul on the need to update our privacy laws related to police body cameras. In many cases police video recordings are considered public; even in someone’s residence or while recording someone during one of the worst points of their life. This simply should not be considered […]
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Gordon Ramsay
Chief of Police
Duluth Police Department, Minnesota
October
15
2014
Combating Heroin
As you may be aware, in the past two years heroin has become a major problem in Minnesota and across the nation. As the Star Tribune reported last week, deaths from prescription painkillers and heroin exceeded the number of deaths from motor vehicles in 2013. There were 374 deaths related to motor vehicle accidents in […]
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Eden Prairie Police Department

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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