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NYPD Watchdog Say Bratton’s ‘Broken Windows’ Hasn’t Worked

Outgoing (now gone) NYC Police Commissioner Bill Bratton vigorously disagrees . One of Bill Bratton’s signature programs (along with Comp Stat) is adoption of the :Broken Windows” strategy based on the notion that nipping bad behavior in the bud will prevent worse behavior. The theory was introduced in a 1982 article by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kellin based on …

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Anderson Police to Offer Citizen Training

Anderson Police to Offer Citizen Training By Stuart Hirsch – The Herald Bulletin September 2, 2016 ANDERSON — Hoping to build better rapport with the community it serves, the Anderson Police Department is launching a “Citizens Academy” that will provide an insider’s view of what it takes to protect and serve. The academy will be held every Saturday morning from …

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Training Helps Police Better Serve the Public

Training Helps Police Better Serve the Public September 3, 2016 By Philip Sayblack Rocky Mount police officers took part in a special two-day training course this week aimed at helping the department run better internally and externally. The course, Procedural Justice for \ Law Enforcement Agencies: Organizational Change through Decision Making and Policy, centers on the idea of fairness in …

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West Hartford Police Will Present ‘Understanding Use of Force’ Program

West Hartford Police Will Present ‘Understanding Use of Force’ Program September 1, 2016 By We-Ha By Ronni Newton West Hartford Police will hold a “community classroom” focused on use of force, in order to open up greater dialogue with the public and enhance the community’s understanding of a topic that has recently received a significant amount of press. “With the way things are these …

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FBI Director Comey Sees Mutual Understanding and Empathy as Solution to Police Community Relations

James B. Comey, FBI Director speaking at the  FBI/BCRI Annual Conference on Civil Rights, 16th Street Baptist Church, Birmingham, Alabama, May 25, 2016 made an eloquent plea for mutual understanding and empathy: “We have to understand what it’s like to be a citizen who might worry that calling the police will make things worse. Who might actually fear us rather than …

FBI Director Comey: History Justifies Cynicism and Distrust from African Americans

FBI Director Comey: History Justifies Cynicism and Distrust from African Americans

In a candid reflection of the history of the relationship between police and the African American community, FBI Director James Comey asks the policing professionals to better understand and address the roots of cynicism and distrust. “We in law enforcement have to see ourselves clearly. We need to understand our history, much of which is not pretty. The truth is …

James Comey, FBI Director: Avoid the temptations to abuse your power.

James Comey, FBI Director: Using Force and Police Power with Reverence and Responsibility, James Comey, FBI Director

In May, 2015, in an important speech on police community relations, FBI Director James Comey urged the law enforcement community to be vigilant to avoid the temptations to abuse their power. “[B]ecause we have [great] power, we … need to constantly remind ourselves of the dangers of power. John Adams once wrote to Thomas Jefferson, “Power always thinks it has …

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Notable Speech: James Comey – “Law Enforcement and the Communities We Serve”

We have to understand what it’s like to be a citizen who might worry that calling the police will make things worse. Who might actually fear us rather than dismiss that perspective because it makes no sense to us given the way that we know ourselves. We need to feel it. And with an open heart and an open mind, …

Dajuan Howze, 13, battles for the ball against Pittsburgh Police officer Gino Perry while Zone 5 police commander Jason Lando waches.  The officers played a pick up basketball game with local youth during the Homewood Community Day celebration.

Reducing Causes of Crime

Exemplary Standard IIF. Reducing Causes of Crime. An exemplary agency identifies and seeks to collaborate with community organizations in each neighborhood willing and able to participate in reducing crime and employs focused community and problem-oriented policing strategies to identify and reduce underlying causes of crime, especially among youth. Effective community-oriented policing is one of the most powerful factors in building …

Community-Police Relations  Final Report Ohio Task Force, 2015

Community-Police Relations Final Report, Ohio Task Force on Community-Police Relations, 2015

State Task Force Publishes Report on Community-Police Relations  May 4, 2015 In December, Gov. John Kasich commissioned a task force to “address the fractured relationships that exist between some communities and the police dedicated to serving them.” In short, the task force’s recommendations, published this past week, urge a greater emphasis on training, accountability and oversight. Read the executive summary: …