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. 78, No. 9, September

Helping First Responders Withstand Traumatic Experiences
"We call them heroes, but at what price?" (1) Years of exposure to critical incidents and daily pressures to protect their communities can have an overwhelming effect on emergency responders. They begin to question themselves. "What is wrong with...
Leaders and Organizational "Noise"
Leadership is not just steering a group toward a common goal: rather, it is creating an environment in which people truly desire to achieve the common goal as a group. (1) We have heard it--the soft, or not so soft, murmur of discontent over a recent...
On-Scene Mental Health Services Establishing a Crisis Team
The expectation that law enforcement officers can address every concern in each situation is daunting and unrealistic. Some departments have adopted special training or used other resources to better serve the needs of citizens. One example involves...
Our Oath of Office: A Solemn Promise
Early in the morning, on their first full day at the FBI Academy, 50 new-agent trainees, dressed in conservative suits and more than a little anxious about their new careers, stand as instructed by the assistant director of the FBI and raise their...
Preliminary Crime Statistics for 2008
The FBI's Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report showed that the nation experienced a 2.5 percent decrease in the number of violent crimes and a 1.6 percent decline in the number of property crimes for 2008 compared with data from 2007. The report...
The Importance of NIMS to Campus Emergency Response
Too often, evil acts seem to occur anywhere in society. Recently, some of the most shocking incidents have taken place on the grounds of highly esteemed colleges and universities, institutions that exist to better society. These occurrences have helped...