Success in the Media

Should Communities Control Cops?

Observations Communities want some control as to how they are policed. Why is police-community cooperation the role of government? Why aren’t communities taking the lead? Let communities police themselves. They will let us know when they want that to change. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. […]

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Angry-Frustrated Cops-New Data From Pew

Observations About half of the officers surveyed (51%) say their work nearly always (10%) or often (41%) makes them feel frustrated. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Services, National […]

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A War on Muslims? A War on Cops?

Subtitles 2015 Hate Crime Statistics from the FBI What constitutes a war on cops? What constitutes a war on Muslims?  Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Former Director of Information Management […]

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Police Firearms Fatalities Spike 78 Percent in First Half of 2016

Subtitles Ambush killings of officers increased more than 300 percent this year. Their average age of officer victims was 39 years, with 12 years of service. On average, each officer left behind two children. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of supervising public affairs for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist […]

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Per Gallup-The Public Supports Cops-And Social Media is the Reason

Subtitles: American support for police rebounds. Social media is the reason why. Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Article Per Gallup, American respect for law enforcement reached its highest […]

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Reforming American Policing Will Be Expensive

Subtitles How Do We Change American Policing? Are We Asking Too Much From Cops? Does Everyone Want Change? Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Comment on Declining Police Recruits […]

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No One Wants To Be A Cop

Subtitles Don’t be A Cop? Are we asking too much from police officers? No one wants to be a cop. Does that impact your safety? Author By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins […]

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What Do Cops Want from Parole and Probation?

  What Do Cops Want from Parole and Probation? By Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the Department of Justice’s clearinghouse. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Subtitles Second in a series of articles on parole and probation research and practice Parole […]

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Police Firearm Fatalities Increase 78 Percent-Is There A War on Cops?

Is There a War on Cops? We read a variety of crime related articles and posts every day from groups ranging from supporters of law enforcement to those sympathetic to the Black Lives Matter movement. As criminal justice veterans, we are probably more in tune with those wearing a badge. We created a series of articles […]

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Cops Leaving or Not Engaging-The President’s Letter to Law Enforcement

Crime in America. Net wrote a series of articles on the murders of eight police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The premise of the six articles, including the most popular, “Don’t be A Cop?” are based on the idea that police officers are leaving law enforcement in large numbers, and getting people to replace […]

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There’s a ‘great deal of anxiety and fear’ around policing

There’s a ‘great deal of anxiety and fear’ around policing Vice President Joe Biden said that law enforcement leaders who met in Washington on Monday agreed that “there’s a great deal of anxiety and fear” around policing, especially in the aftermath of last week’s deadly shootings. “Fear on the part of police officers that they […]

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Changing Cops?

New Perspectives in Policing Paper Building positive connections with the community cannot only improve police work, but also officer safety. In the latest New Perspectives in Policing paper, Sue Rahr and Stephen K. Rice discuss how power used inside a police department can signal to officers how they are expected to behave on patrol. The […]

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