The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin

A monthly publication of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, The FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin publishes feature articles on law enforcement and officer conduct, and information on new technology and leadership.

Articles from Vol. 79, No. 6, June

Bulletin Notes
Law enforcement officers are challenged daily in the performance of their duties; they face each challenge freely and unselfishly while answering the call to duty. In certain instances, their actions warrant special attention from their respective...
Bullying in Schools
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) has released Bullying in Schools in support of renewed local efforts to prevent the consequences of bullying. The publication provides school administrators, teachers,...
Community Policing: Implementing Programs to Keep Citizens Safe
One of the most disturbing calls any agency receives involves possible danger to the elderly or to individuals with mental challenges. Stories related to those suffering from dementia wandering away from their homes appear too often on news programs....
Family and Medical Leave Act Amendments: New Military Leave Entitlements
As we settle into this new decade, our country's military embarks on its tenth year of the mission to combat terrorism in Iraq and Afghanistan. With that commitment comes immense sacrifice, by both military personnel and their families and other loved...
Good Decisions: Tips and Strategies for Avoiding Psychological Traps
Each day, law enforcement professionals throughout the nation make thousands of decisions. While many of these judgments require little, if any, conscious deliberation and involve few noteworthy consequences, others carry significant implications for...
Leading the Modern Police Force: A Veteran Officer's View
What does it mean to lead a police force? That seems like a simple question. In the world of law enforcement, we have some rock-solid principles and some bedrock purposes. If we combine them with our goal of protecting residents and serving those who...
Successful Leadership Training
Leading is hard. Not because leadership behaviors and concepts are hard to execute but because the resistance to those behaviors and concepts is strong. We return from leadership training seminars with notes and binders full of guidance on how to "articulate...
The Minnesota Police Education Requirement: A Recent Analysis
Several decades of research concerning the relationship between higher education and policing has led to little agreement concerning the appropriate extent of education for entry-level law enforcement officers. Clearly, officers with little formal...