Perceptions & Realities: Line of Duty Deaths and Assaults

Update April 11, 2017 – Law enforcement fatalities (from all causes) rose to their highest level in five years in 2016, with 144 officers killed in the line of duty, according to  data compiled and released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)

NYPD Recruiting for Compassion

It’s you we want,” the ad reads. “Bring who you are.” Welcome to the new NYPD, a department that starting Monday will stress in its recruitment campaign care, compassion and service over guns, machismo and militarization. It’s a carefully coordinated effort that comes at a crucial point for the department as it hews to its core mission of reducing crime, … Read More

New Poll Shows Americans Opinion Of Police Is Improving

Americans’ opinion of the police has bounced back from last year’s historic lows, amid continuing national debate over police treatment of minorities, two polls released this week suggested.The polling group PRRI released a survey on Tuesday showing that a slight majority of respondents, 52 percent, believe police officers generally treat nonwhite and white Americans the same. Only 41 percent said … Read More