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. 75, No. 8, August

Concerned Reliable Citizens' Program
Progressive law enforcement agencies strive to protect the people they serve and to work with citizens to solve neighborhood problems. To provide the best quality of service possible, these departments try innovative approaches to community policing....
Hazardous Devices School
A village awakens to shaking windows and the thunder of explosives detonating in the distance. Human forms dressed in protective life-support systems move about with high-tech diagnostic gear and weapons. Robotic platforms move in and out of buildings,...
Knock and Talks
Two law enforcement officers conducting an investigation decide they will walk up to the door of a house, knock on the door, and ask the occupant to speak with them. The officers do not have an arrest warrant for anyone at the residence. The officers...
Power or Empowerment?
"Knowledge is paradoxical; it increases to the extent that a leader shares it." Warren Blank Last month in Leadership Spotlight, Special Agent Jeff Lindsey addressed the relationship between power and leadership. This is a tremendously important topic...
Release of ViCAP's "New" Sexual Assault Software
The FBI's Critical Incident Response Group's (CIRG) Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) is a nationwide data information center that collects, collates, and analyzes crimes of violence. Cases submitted to ViCAP are compared with all cases...
School Resource Officer Programs: Finding the Funding, Reaping the Benefits
"We pay for the [SRO] program because, by assigning officers to the schools, we free up manpower on the street. Before we had SROs, we were constantly sending patrol officers to the schools. It makes sense from a deployment point of view to have officers...
The 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...