Success in the Media

5,500 Cops Arrested-54 Percent Lose Their Jobs

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. Graduate-Johns Hopkins University. Article Police officers are seen by some as a protected class of people who are not arrested when warranted, and when arrested, there are […]

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The Most Effective Police Programs and Practices

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 Below is a summation of evaluations from Crime Solutions.Gov of the US Department of Justice regarding effective law enforcement practices and programs. The […]

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Five-Year Study of Police Officer Deaths: RoboCops or Guardians?

Five-Year Study of Police Officer Deaths: RoboCops or Guardians? The study below from the Department of Justice and the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund provides vital data as to protecting the safety of police officers. Both should be congratulated for the valuable effort. Our Observations We find it interesting, with all the criticism over […]

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Did Baltimore Kill American Policing?

Did Baltimore Kill American Policing? Police shootings, protests, and what it means for law enforcement, violent crime and politics. Article The multitude of police shootings and enforcement actions echoed throughout the country and both police officers and the American public wrestled with the aftermath. For many, it began with Ferguson but for others, the real […]

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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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“We ask the police to do too much.” President Obama Agrees With “Crime in America”

“We ask the police to do too much.” President Obama Agrees With “Crime in America” “But it’s cowardly to tell cops to enforce the law without acknowledging the physical and psychological dangers (on both sides) in communities that feel they are being over-policed.” CrimeinAmerica.Net “We’ve literally ignored the murder and injury to tens of thousands […]

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Dallas Police Murders and What it Means for Law Enforcement

Dallas police murders and what it means for law enforcement. Early observations. What we need to do. Five police officers are dead, 6 hurt by a sniper in Dallas. The shooter live streamed on Facebook the shooting of the 11 police officers near a protest over the recent killings by police of Alton Sterling and […]

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Don’t be A Cop?

Don’t be A Cop? Anyone who follows criminal justice news on a daily basis knows that there are dozens of newspaper articles focusing on the problem of recruiting police officers. The one cited below is simply the most recent. As one commentator stated after the indictment of six police officers in Baltimore after riots pertaining […]

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Final Report on the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing Now Available-Next Steps

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing final report is now available.

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DOJ Will Announce a $20 Million Body Police Camera Program in May

As part of President Obama’s commitment to expand funding and training to law enforcement agencies through community policing initiatives, the Department of Justice through its Office of Justice Programs will announce a $20 million Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Pilot Partnership Program in May to respond to the immediate needs of  law enforcement organizations. The investment includes a $19 […]

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Racial or ethnic minorities account for 27 percent of police officers

PERCENTAGE OF LOCAL POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE RACIAL OR ETHNIC MINORITIES NEARLY DOUBLED BETWEEN 1987 AND 2013 In 2013, the percentage of police officers who were members of racial or ethnic minority groups (black or African American, Asian, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, American Indian or Alaska Native, and persons of Hispanic or Latino origin) was […]

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89 Percent Increase in Police Officers Killed

Death by Homicides: Preliminary statistics released by the FBI show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014. This is an increase of almost 89 percent when compared to the 27 officers killed in 2013. From 1980–2014, an average of 64 law enforcement officers have been feloniously killed […]

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Could Technology Change Policing?

Two Reports on Technology Needs Advances in technology can improve the safety and effectiveness of the criminal justice system, especially for law enforcement agencies. To support agencies’ using new technology, the Department of Justice supports a broad research portfolio to ensure technology is efficient, adequate and accessible. Two new publications — produced by the RAND […]

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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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Confidence in the Police-A Review of Recent Polls

As the debate on police use of force and race continues, it’s useful to review recent data on public perceptions of law enforcement in the United States and throughout the world. Please see below for an overview of American law enforcement from Gallup. Gallup offers the best available data on American perceptions as to policing, […]

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