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A Day in the Life of a School Resource Officer

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As America’s attention turns to the “school to prison pipeline,” the proper role of school-based law enforcement is under increased scrutiny. School Resource Officers (SROs) are police officers and sheriff’s deputies assigned to work in elementary, middle, and high schools.
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Shift Scheduling may be Key to Improving Health and Cutting Costs

Community policing requires alert, well-rested officers who engage their communities in positive ways, and there may be things agencies can do to help reduce fatigue, improve officers’ quality of life at work, and more efficiently allocate resources. Read More

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Seattle LEADs on Law Enforcement Diversion

Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood is a close-knit urban residential community. It is home to some of the city’s finest restaurants, nightlife, shops, and cultural attractions. Unfortunately, it is also the longtime home to active open air drugs markets. Read More

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DECSYS: Automating Collaboration

The Colorado Alliance for Drug Endangered Children (Colorado DEC) will soon begin implementing the Drug Endangered Children Tracking System (DECSYS) in Wisconsin and Nevada, with plans to expand to Tennessee, Oklahoma, and West Virginia before August 2013. Read More

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COPS Office 2013 Community Policing Development Grant Program

Crowds are a normal part of running a retail business. Coming off a holiday season and being well into 2013, security professionals are now taking the time to revisit and revise their plans for the year ahead. Read More


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Did You Know…?

  • A dog’s sense of smell is 200-400 times greater than a human’s?
  • Dogs can smell a human buried up to 12 feet underground?
  • Dogs can distinguish between identical twins?

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