At the 2013 International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference, Commissioner Ed Davis of the Boston Police Department reflected on some of the lessons learned from the Boston Marathon bombings that left three dead and more than 250 injured last April.
In March 2011 the Hawthorne, California, Police Department Community Affairs Unit hosted their first Coffee with a Cop event. Read More
Police and Dog Encounters: Tactical Strategies and Effective Tools to Keep Our Communities Safe and Humane
Most humans love dogs. In the United States alone there are more than 70 million dogs, roughly one for every four people. Almost 40 percent of U.S. households have at least one dog in them, and an ever-increasing percentage of dog owners consider their dog to be a member of the family. Read More
As U.S. policing evolved it took on a quasi-military orientation, with a hierarchical rank structure supported by distinctive uniforms, insignias, and a tangle of rules that borrowed heavily from the military. Read More
The land-grant university in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts—University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)—is a school of about 23,000 students. With such a large population, policing can be a bit difficult at times, but the UMass Police Department handles it well. Read More
The first women police officers were appointed in 1883 by the London Metropolitan Police.