Amber Alert for Cops-DOJ Announces the National Blue Alert Network

The Justice Department, along with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced the nationwide rollout of the National Blue Alert Network. Under implementation by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), the National Blue Alert Network promotes rapid dissemination of information to law enforcement, the media and the […]

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Police Officer Deaths Increase Dramatically in 2016 and 2017

Subtitles The FBI documents a 61 percent increase in officers feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2016. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund states that police officer fatalities increased 42 percent in 2017. Police and correctional officers have the most dangerous jobs in America. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking […]

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Negative Publicity Affects Policing Per FBI and Pew

Subtitle Are Cops Backing Down? The FBI and Pew Say Yes. Introduction We have reports regarding the perceptions of police officers from two reputable organizations. Both focus on observations regarding personal assessments, negative publicity, and performance. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Thirty-five years of speaking for national and state criminal justice agencies. Former Senior Specialist for […]

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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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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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Police shootings:2009 a dangerous year for police

By COLLEEN LONG The Associated Press NEW YORK — A police officer is gunned down in his patrol car in Penn Hills, Pa., while waiting for backup. In Pierce County, four officers starting their day at a coffee shop are ambushed by an ex-con with a handgun. Another four officers are shot to death in […]

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