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20 Golden Principles for Prevailing on the Street

These principles will help you physically, legally and emotionally survive law enforcement Blue Knights with Lt. Dan Marcou Mar 20, 2017 Read Full Article Here As a longtime police officer and trainer, I’ve had the opportunity to apply a number of principles on the street with success, and then train those highly effective principles to others. I would now like …

A Study of Police Suicide Statistics

A study of Police Suicide Statistics By Ron Clark, RN, MS, Connecticut State Police (ret.) Andy O’Hara, California Highway Patrol (ret.) January 4, 2017 Badge of Life completed its most recent annual survey of police suicides for 2016.  Known as NSOPS (National Study of Police Suicides), this was our fourth in a series of studies that began in 2008.  One thing was …

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THE PROBLEM OF POLICE TRAUMA, PST AND SUICIDE

Your first job is to take care of yourself, emotionally. You’re no good to anyone if you don’t do that first (that includes your fellow officers, your family and the public). No one can tell better if an officer is in trouble than the officer himself–but they need to learn and practice some important steps in order to do that. …

Implementing a Body Worn Camera Program, Lessons Learned

Body Worn Camera Program, Lessons Learned, COPS and PERF  https://ric-zai-inc.com/Publications/cops-p296-pub.pdf   Chapter 1. Perceived Benefits of Body-Worn Cameras Accountability and transparency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …

Consent Decree, Community Perception Survey and Monitor Reports- Seattle Police Department 2015

Seattle Police Monitor Reports and Website http://www.seattlemonitor.com/reports-resources Basic Documents DOJ Findings Letter (December 2011) Consent Decree Memorandum of Understanding Order Approving Merrick Bobb as Federal Monitor Assessments of Community Perceptions  Community Perception Survey (October 2013) Executive Summary (by Anzalone Liszt Grove Research) Purpose Statement + Key Findings This research was commissioned by the federal monitoring team to assess community perceptions …

DOJ Review of San Francisco Police Department (2016) Leads to 272 Recommendations

Justice Department investigation found deficient practices and policies, recommends 272 changes at San Francisco Police Department; Chief resigns In a 387-page report, the Justice Department said it found the majority of deadly use of force incidents by San Francisco officers involved people of color. The report said, “The deficiencies identified range from outdated use of force policies to inadequate data …

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Collaborative Agreement – Baltimore 2016 Update

Agreement in Principle between the United States and the City of Baltimore Regarding the Baltimore City Police Department This Agreement in Principle (“Agreement”) between the United States and the City of Baltimore (the “City”) (collectively, “the Parties”) reflects the Parties’ commitment to work together and with the many communities that make up the City to ensure that the Baltimore City …

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Collaborative Reform Process – COPS Las Vegas 2012

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The use of deadly force against a citizen is the most serious act a police officer can take. It demands careful, impartial review and the highest professional standards of accountability. In November 2011, the Las Vegas Review Journal (LVRJ) published a five-part investigative series titled “Deadly Force: When Las Vegas Police Shoot, and Kill.” The LVRJ series, using …

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Body Cameras- IACP Model Policy (2014)

INTRODUCTION A.Purpose of the Document This paper was designed to accompany the Model Policy on Body-Worn Cameras established by the IACP National Law Enforcement Policy Center. This paper provides essential background material and supporting documentation to provide greater understanding of the developmental philosophy and implementation requirements for the model policy. This material will be of value to law enforcement executives …

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Collaborative Agreement – Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Black United Front (“Front”), the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation, Inc. (“ACLU”), on behalf of the class, as defined herein (“the Plaintiffs”), the City of Cincinnati (“City”), and the Fraternal Order of Police (“FOP”), hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Parties” hereby enter into this Collaborative Settlement Agreement dated as of __________________ (the “Agreement” or “Collaborative …

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Consent Decree – New Orleans

ORDER AND REASONS After diligent and good faith efforts, the parties, Plaintiff, the United States of America (“United States”) and Defendant, the City of New Orleans (the “City”), have been unable to agree on the selection of the Monitor to oversee implementation of the Consent Decree in this case.  Because there is no doubt that the Monitor is necessary, and …