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National Police Week: Remembering the Fallen- Past and Present

National Police Week: Remembering the Fallen- Past and Present

Posted: Wednesday - 5.12.2021 @ 6:35pm

Over 20,000 officers have lost their lives since the first recorded line-of-duty death in 1791. The stress of the job can cause many officers to develop long-lasting mental health issues that affect both their professional and personal lives. This National Police Week, we remember our fallen officers and think of those who still step out onto the streets every morning.

How Speeding Became the Other Catastrophe of 2020

How Speeding Became the Other Catastrophe of 2020

Posted: Monday - 5.10.2021 @ 10:19am

In the first few weeks of the COVID-19 lockdown, the roads and highways were almost unrecognizable. Usually bursting with traffic as commuters made their way to and from work, many streets were all but empty, save for the occasional essential worker heading to the hospital. Why, then, did we see such a dramatic increase in speeding-related deaths?

Catch Me If You Can: 3 Ways Cybercrime is Challenging Modern Policing

Catch Me If You Can: 3 Ways Cybercrime is Challenging Modern Policing

Posted: Monday - 4.26.2021 @ 9:04am

Rapidly evolving cybercrime techniques pose an increasingly critical obstacle to policing around the world. In this blog article, we identify the three most important challenges faced by law enforcement when investigating and cracking down on cybercrime.

A Civilian-Police Partnership: Fort Worth’s New Civilian Response Unit

A Civilian-Police Partnership: Fort Worth’s New Civilian Response Unit

Posted: Monday - 4.5.2021 @ 10:25pm

With a duty to respond to every call made to the police department, police officers often find themselves stretched thin and they may struggle to juggle their time, and every officer fears they may attend one call only to miss another that results in a life-or-death situation. This is exactly why the Fort Worth Police Department in Texas has implemented an innovative Civilian Response Unit (CRU) to alleviate the stress of police officers throughout the city.

The Journey of the Sheriff from Old England to Modern Day America

The Journey of the Sheriff from Old England to Modern Day America

Posted: Wednesday - 3.24.2021 @ 11:32pm

Upon hearing the word sheriff, you may imagine a showdown taking place several hundred years ago in a dusty forgotten town in the Wild West. However, the role of sheriff has an extensive history that dates back more than a thousand years to Medieval England.

How Police Departments Can Benefit From Better Mental Health Training

How Police Departments Can Benefit From Better Mental Health Training

Posted: Tuesday - 3.23.2021 @ 11:21pm

Each year, roughly 43 million adults experience a form of mental illness in the United States. Although some police departments have started to implement mental health training programs such as the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), there is still room for improvement in law enforcement’s response to mental health crisis situations.