Law & Order

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Articles from Vol. 55, No. 12, December

Business Leaders Look to 2008
We asked a cross-section of business executives to give us their perspective on the coming year. For their company and from their perspective, what do they see as the challenges in the law enforcement market in 2008? What are their goals to accomplish...
Delivering Bad News to the Public
Law enforcement usually has a set protocol when delivering bad news to family members. A protocol is followed because it works. Unpleasant information is conveyed while a degree of calmness is maintained and information is solicited. Those tapped to...
Detroit Police Officer Named Officer of the Year
NEW YORK-Officer Roy Gilbert of the Detroit Police Department has been named the 2007 Police Officer of the Year by PARADE magazine and the International Association of Chiefs of Police.Gilbert is honored for his heroic actions by risking his life to...
Diversity in Recruitment
Successful strategies for ways to attract, retain and advance personnel who' reflect the diversity of your community were the focus of The Performance Institute's National Summit on Law Enforcement Diversity Recruitment in San Diego. The Performance...
Four Generations on the Job
America can now boast, for perhaps the first time in its history, that there are four generations of people chipping away every day at the work to be done, shopping and enjoying life in the communities you serve. Those four generations are also a part...
How to Study for a Promotion Exam
The first step in the promotion is usually passing a written exam. It is very common for those studying for promotion exams, to have been out of an academic environment for a number of years. Oftentimes, they have either forgotten or never developed...
Making Intersections Safer for First Responders
Intersection collisions are a real threat every time a police car makes an emergency run. Current traffic signal pre-emption systems can help, but they have limitations. They are range limited, and usually only the traffic lights at the next and closest...
Police Executives Look to 2008
We asked a cross-section of law enforcement executives to give us their perspective on the coming year. For their department and from their perspective, what do they see as the challenges coming in 2008? What are their goals for the coming year? What...
Police Motorcycle Instructor
The University of North Florida's Institute of Police Technology and Management (IPTM) in Jacksonville, FL provides advanced motorcycle operations courses to state troopers, sheriff's deputies and police officers. These operators come away with high-...
Probation's "Catch & Release" Program
Not everyone should be a police officer, even if they want to be. Not everyone can pass the physical tests for defensive tactics, emergency driving and firearms. Bravo to the police academy instructors and administrators who wash out those who cannot...
Project Argus
It is vital that police forces / law enforcement agencies, whatever their size and resources, carry the torch of counter-terrorism into their communities. It is through proper preparation and training that we can ensure the next time an attack happens...
Rugged Convertible Tablet PC a Perfect Fit for Law Enforcement
Law enforcement is a tough job that requires reliable equipment. Rugged notebook computers have been effectively used by law enforcement across the country for many years. Police departments and state patrols mount these PCs into cruisers for reliable...
Selecting Personnel for Multi-Agency Task Forces
Task forces are critical when addressing multi-jurisdictional needs, investigating major cases impacting several agencies or when combating regional crime problems. The success or failure of a task force depends largely on the personnel assign to it....
The Greatest Liability Reduction Tool
Nothing whatsoever reduces legal problems and liability risks in law enforcement like good interpersonal communication skills. We all know officers who can go in a biker bar, make an arrest, and leave with a friend. Other officers could start a fight...
The Passive-Aggressive Police Officer
Officer Bellyacher and Officer Agreeable are given similar assignments. Officer Bellyacher questions every aspect of the task. Once the questions are asked and answered, the officer then commences to complain interminably. This officer makes sure the...
Training Needs Assessment: Why We Train
Why would any law enforcement officer receive hands-on training to perform a task in the field that does not correlate to reality? Think about it. At one time, all law enforcement firearms training took place at a distance 7 yards or greater, yet the...