A Community Approach to Combating Identity Theft

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“I don’t think I’ve seem a crime like this in more than 20 years in law enforcement.”  That was just one comment from a recent security conference in California. And it echoes what many in law enforcement, the security industry, and even banking feel about the surge in identity theft over the last decade. Read More...


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Doing More with Less: Ensuring Public Safety – there’s an app for that!

Hiring freezes and early retirement incentives a sad reality, severe budget cuts add further strain to a community’s basic patrol and public safety plans and community policing initiatives. However, Chief Bradley Ramos and his team now have an additional resource in identifying and solving crimes in the community— an iPhone app! Read More...


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Volunteerism and its Role in Public Safety

Police and sheriff’s departments today are faced with the hard task to reduce budgets due to loss of revenue and other funding assistance, yet still keep pace with the demands of public safety. Read More...


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When Stalking Comes to Work With You

More than 20 years ago, stalking was a relatively unheard of crime, often accompanied by misconceptions that certain stalking behaviors were romantic or that “real stalking” was only something that happened to celebrities. Read More...


Engagement of our Community Youth by Purcellville (VA) Police Department

Over a ten year period, the Town of Purcellville’s population has more than tripled and the Town has transformed into one of the fastest growing communities in the state of Virginia, with many new residents being young families with children. The Purcellville Police Department saw a need to aggressively refocus some of its projects and priorities towards its youth. Read More...


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Community Policing Success Story: Macon (GA) Police Department

Law enforcement agencies of all sizes are under a tremendous amount of pressure to reduce their budgets and expenses, thereby being forced to do more with less these days. However, they must still maintain adequate staffing levels to meet the public’s demand for policing services within their jurisdiction. Read More...

 

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Director MelekianThis month I wrap up my first series of columns examining how the delivery of police services is likely to change over the next 5–10 years.  I promised I would look at four themes that I believe will shape this new model of service delivery. Read More...

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2011 Electronic Control Weapon Guidelines The 2011 Electronic Control Weapon Guidelines is based on information gathered from workshops, interviews, and a national survey that examined the use of ECWs. Read more...

San Diego Police Department Enhancing Cultures of Integrity Technical Assistance Guide Early Intervention System—a system that statistically compares law enforcement employee performance against a range of numerical norms, and helps assess which employee may need help with their personal or professional problems—is being adopted nationwide. Read More...

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