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The Rise of Drug Abuse During the Pandemic (and Grants available to Police Departments)

The Rise of Drug Abuse During the Pandemic (and Grants available to Police Departments)

Posted: Wednesday - 12.9.2020 @ 11:51pm

A record-breaking 71,000 overdose deaths were recorded in 2019, and this year’s count is set to be higher. With a rise of more than 30% by the end of August, Kentucky stood out as the hardest hit state...

Meet Chicago Police’s New Anti-Violence Strategy

Meet Chicago Police’s New Anti-Violence Strategy

Posted: Wednesday - 10.28.2020 @ 10:14pm

The city’s most violent month in 28 years has coincided with the announcement of a new anti-violence strategy by Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown. It consists of the establishment and deployment of two new teams...

Police Response to Domestic Violence Calls During Covid-19

Police Response to Domestic Violence Calls During Covid-19

Posted: Sunday - 10.4.2020 @ 9:38pm

Victims of domestic violence (DV) are yet another casualty of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. When American citizens were advised to stay home this spring, police departments across the country reported a decrease in the incidence of crimes such as car theft and armed robberies. DV calls, however, increased sharply.

The law enforcement innovations that lower crime rates around the world

The law enforcement innovations that lower crime rates around the world

Posted: Wednesday - 8.12.2020 @ 9:32pm

A combination of technology and innovation around the world can help US police departments in multiple ways; from ensuring personal safety, to improving relationships with the community. What can we learn from the most recent developments in policing?

3 Versatile Devices to Enhance Everyday Officer Safety and Effectiveness

3 Versatile Devices to Enhance Everyday Officer Safety and Effectiveness

Posted: Wednesday - 7.8.2020 @ 11:43pm

Regardless of gender, race or age, 46% of officers associated with being “nearly always” or “often” preoccupied with their physical safety, whilst men and new officers are more likely to report violent encounters.

The Good Cops: How Law Enforcement Across the US is Showing Solidarity with Protestors

The Good Cops: How Law Enforcement Across the US is Showing Solidarity with Protestors

Posted: Monday - 6.8.2020 @ 9:11pm

The recent death of George Floyd, which has sparked nationwide protests, is causing law enforcement to focus more on the communities they serve. From Facebook Live, to walking into crowds, officers are looking for innovative ways to get their message through.