Sessions relaunches Bush era crime-fighting plan

By SADIE GURMAN , Associated Press

Oct. 5, 2017 3:47 PM ET

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday he is reviving a Bush era crime-fighting strategy that emphasizes aggressive prosecution of gun and gang crimes. Read More

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A SEAL’s Guide to Surviving an Active Shooter Situation

by Cade Courtley

Ten minutes and 30 seconds.

That’s the national average time it takes a police officer to show up at the scene after a high-priority 911 call is received.

In many larger cities, including Los Angeles and New York, there are full-time officers assigned to SWAT operations. Yet statistically, their response time is approximately 20–30 minutes before they can get to the scene.

Smaller municipalities often have officers who are regularly assigned to other departments, although they are trained for “active shooter” incidents. It can take up to 45 minutes or longer for these units to respond.

Nearly 99% of the time, these critical situations are handled by regular patrol officers before SWAT ever gets there.

This is why it is your response time and what you do that really count. Continue reading

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How to Add Drone Policy and Procedure to Your Department

Drones can be beneficial for your law enforcement agency. Keep usage professional and efficient by creating standard guidelines and a plan.

September 22, 2017
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The crime triangle provides a way of thinking about recurring problems of crime. It takes a victim, a suspect, and an opportunity (location) for a crime to occur.  Removing any the three will result in crime deterrence.

Thus, effective problem-solving requires understanding how offenders and victims come together in places. The next step is an understanding of how those suspect, victims, and locations can be effectively controlled to reduce crime. Continue reading

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Community development that fights crime

Community development that fights crime

Elizabeth Duffrin

A successful crime requires, at minimum, three things: an offender, a victim and a suitable location. Julia Ryan explains the crime triangle at the Staying Safe workshop at Getting It Done II.

Residents in high-crime neighborhoods often complain that the police aren’t doing enough. But by themselves, the police can only affect one point on the “crime triangle,” and that’s the offender, explained Julia Ryan, program director of the LISC Community Safety Initiative (CSI). Comprehensive community development, on the other hand, can impact all three.

At the Staying Safe workshop and roundtable discussions at the Getting It Done II conference, Ryan was joined by police and community organizers from Boston and Philadalphia, two of 15 cities CSI has worked with over the last 17 years on strategies for reducing crime through community development.


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“Leadership for the line officer”

Keith Funderburk
3-4 minutes

What has happened to the leadership in law enforcement? I hear this question from officers around the nation in a consistent fashion.

This is a theme that demands an answer. We cannot condemn all departments across the country as having inadequate leadership, but we can analyze ourselves and ascertain if we are doing everything we can to incorporate good leadership within our realm of responsibility.

To incorporate a culture, one must start at the bottom and work his way up. Continue reading

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National Crime Prevention Training

The National Crime Prevention Council delivers training and technical assistance tailored to meet the needs of agencies, communities, and others engaged in crime prevention. Crime trends and effective prevention strategies are constantly evolving and leaders must have the tools to meet new challenges. Through its Training and Technical Assistance Department, NCPC brings together national experts and master trainers to ensure that optimal public safety strategies and reliable data are available to audiences and leaders engaged in creating safer and more caring communities.
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