The Community Policing Dispatch premiered 4 years ago this month with just three articles, no way for readers to subscribe, and a small editorial board that was proud of having finally seen the concept through to reality, but not entirely sure what we’d have to say in the February issue. Read More...
One of the big issues that law enforcement must continually deal with is communication. We all know that the majority of contacts law enforcement has with the public is in emergency, sometimes adversarial, or emotional situations. Read More
In the town of Waterville, Maine, there is a unique partnership between the academic and law enforcement communities. This successful relationship exists in the Criminal Justice Undergraduate Program within Thomas College. Their Criminal Justice Program prepares each student with an understanding of policing topics and a well-rounded liberal arts education. Read More
In 2009, the Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS) Program held a focus group to see how agencies were coping with tightening budgets by utilizing their existing volunteer programs. While agencies are cutting staff and programs, the use of volunteers remains consistent or, in some cases, has increased. Read More