Immigrants Do Not Increase Crime

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Robert Adelman, University at Buffalo, and Lesley Reid, University of Alabama

Research has shown virtually no support for the enduring assumption that increases in immigration are associated with increases in crime.

Immigration-crime research over the past 20 years has widely corroborated the conclusions of a number of early 20th-century presidential commissions that found no backing for the immigration-crime connection. Although there are always individual exceptions, the literature demonstrates that immigrants commit fewer crimes, on average, than native-born Americans.

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Gender Diversity in Policing

It is estimated that approximately 13 percent of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States are women. However, when many executive-level female officers took the oath decades ago, they were joining departments that were unaccustomed to having women in their ranks. Vera Bumpers, Chief of the METRO Police Department of Harris County, Texas and President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, discusses her early experiences in law enforcement.

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CPI Leadership Development Graduation

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Today, the Caruth Police Institute (CPI) held a graduation ceremony for Dallas, Irving, and Dallas City Marshal, UNT Dallas Police officers who completed the Leadership Development Series.  The three-week course was designed to develop and/or enhance the leadership skills for the future leaders in their respective organization.  The Keynote Speaker, Scott Donaldson, Director of Collin College Law Enforcement Academy challenged the graduates to become better community leaders than the example of leadership that had leading them the way to leadership.

Thank you graduates for recognizing the importance of leadership and taking the initiative to move your respective careers to the next level.

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Dallas neighborhoods like mine need far more help than ‘See Something — Say Something’ | Commentary

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Written By Dave Lieber

I  live in a South Dallas-Fair Park neighborhood, and communities like ours need more than a “See Something — Say Something” campaign. Chronic gun violence is beyond the scope of a neighborhood crime watch. Although citizen action can help, it should not be the primary response.

Decades of mediocre rental property management, combined with mediocre economic development, have produced an abundance of low-wage jobs and exacerbated the birth of underground markets and ways of life that have a negative, life-threatening impact on our community.

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Officer Safety Considerations for Foot Pursuits

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by Doug Wyllie

Earlier this week, we reported on a foot pursuit that ended in a gun battle between the pursuing officer and the fleeing subject.

An unidentified Chicago police officer was shot in his ballistic vest after a suspect opened fire during a foot pursuit that began when the subject fled a traffic stop. During the pursuit, the subject reportedly turned and fired at the officer.

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Training day: Law enforcement tactical entry during a drug raid

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SWAT officers face many challenges during a high-risk drug raid – here’s how trainers can set up a drug raid training drill to prepare for real-life situations

By Will Christensen, P1 Contributor 

When considering the primary responsibilities for most SWAT teams throughout the nation, drug search warrants, or drug raids, hold significant value. Consequently the tactical community needs to ensure teams are thoroughly prepared to meet these challenges with a high degree of certainty and confidence.

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Community Policing

The Stockton Police Department, even during challenging times, remains committed to the philosophy of Community Policing. This is reflected in our Mission Statement:  “To work in partnership with our community, to build and maintain relationships founded on trust and mutual respect, while reducing crime and improving quality of life.”

The Stockton Police Department realizes we are part of the greater community and neither we, nor the community, can fight crime alone. Community-oriented policing is a philosophy that promotes organizational strategies, using partnerships and problem-solving techniques, to address conditions that give rise to public safety issues.

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