What’s Causing Police Fatigue?[i]
It is totally reprehensible that the cops we expect
- to protect us,
- come to our aid,
- and respond to our needs when victimized
should be allowed to have the worst fatigue and sleep conditions of any profession in our society.”
William C. Dement, M.D., Ph.D.
The work hours in many professions (for example, airline pilots and truck drivers) are standardized and regulated for a reason. So why isn’t there a work hour structure for police officers. Continue reading
How Does Problem-Oriented Policing Work To Fight Crime?
By Ed Smith on March 13, 2018
Problem-Oriented Policing, also known as POP is a method that police use to either prevent or minimize crime. Using this method, police can study the problems and issues that occur and reoccur in communities in order to find successful solutions.
The Main Goal Of Problem-Oriented Policing
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by Doug Wyllie
In late October, a California Highway Patrol officer from the South Sacramento office was discovered dead in his patrol vehicle. The nine-year veteran of the CHP—identified as Officer Sean Poore—was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was 31 years old.
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Constitutional policing means respectful policing. It means respecting all people’s rights as we go about our job. This also includes the public’s respect for Law Enforcement Officer who are doing their job. At its most fundamental, it is policing that operates within the parameters set by the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, the body of court decisions that have interpreted and spelled out in greater detail what the text of the Constitution means in terms of the everyday practices of policing. Continue reading
WASHINGTON— Nearly half of state and local law enforcement agencies in the United States had acquired body-worn cameras by 2016 (BWCs), the Bureau of Justice Statistics announced today.
Findings are from the first Body-Worn Camera Supplement to the Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics survey, which found that 47 percent of the 15,328 general-purpose state and local law enforcement agencies had acquired BWCs. In comparison, 69 percent had dashboard cameras and 38 percent had personal audio recorders Continue reading
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Come be a part of the National City Police Department’s Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP). SVPs perform a variety of duties to enhance community safety and security through programs of crime prevention and education, coupled with active citizen involvement. SVPs perform non-hazardous duties which were previously handled by sworn police officers.
History of COPS Hiring Program
The largest federal crime bill to date was signed by President Bill Clinton into law in September 1994 and known as the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. The bill authorized $8.8B in spending on grants for state and local law enforcement agencies between 1994 and 2000 and created the office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS-NPO) that was responsible for the administration the grant funds. This crime bill created the COPS Universal Hiring Program (CHP), which covered 75% of the cost of new police hires for grant recipients. The grant award process was based on crime rate, citizen population, type of crimes reported using the UCR system under the jurisdiction of the applicant. The stated goal of the hiring grant program was to put 100,000 new police officers on the street. Continue reading