Success in the Media

What is Jeff Sessions’ Project Exile? Is it Effective?

Observations Is Project Exile Donald Trump’s and Jeff Sessions’ primary anti-violence effort? Launched in 1997 by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, homicides in Richmond exhibited a 22 percent yearly decline, compared with the average reduction of about 10 percent per year for other large U.S. cities. Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for […]

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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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National News Bashing Trump About New Police Report Omits Relationship

Observations There is a new organization of police executives, Law Enforcement Leaders. They submitted a report that many news sources suggest is critical of President Donald Trump and his criminal justice policies. The progressive agenda of the Brennan Center and Law Enforcement Leadership is legit; not stating the connection at the beginning of news articles […]

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Social Media Surveillance by Police and Correctional Agencies

  Observations “Lone actor terrorists are broadcasting what they’re doing; we need to listen.” A DOJ report focuses on major criminal events and terrorist warnings through social media, but what about day-to-day criminal activity? Author Leonard A. Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for Crime […]

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Is Negative Media Coverage of Cops Hurting Crime Control?

Subtitles Pew: There is a widespread feeling among officers that police are mistreated by the media. Pew: About eight-in-ten officers (81%) say the media generally treat the police unfairly. 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 […]

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Cops Worry About Their Safety-Police Firearm Deaths Up 56%-Ambush Shootings Up 163%

Subtitles Ambush-style shootings are up 163 percent. Fatalities spiked in 2016, with 64 officers killed, up 56 percent from 41 in 2015. 72% say officers are less willing to stop and question suspicious persons. About nine-in-ten officers (93%) say their colleagues worry more about their personal safety The question becomes whether anyone will be willing […]

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First Police Body-Worn Camera Evaluation By Crime Solutions.Gov

Colleagues: This is the first police body camera evaluation offered by the Department of Justice’s Crime Solutions.Gov. See Body Worn Camera Evaluation. Evidence Rating: Promising – One study Date: This profile was posted on November 28, 2016 Program Summary This program equips individual police officers with body-worn cameras to record police encounters during shifts. The program […]

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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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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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