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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.

How South Korea’s K-Cops are Helping in the Fight Against International Crime

How South Korea’s K-Cops are Helping in the Fight Against International Crime

Posted: Tuesday - 3.23.2021 @ 12:35am

The Korean Wave is in full swing. From pop music sensations BTS, to the Oscar-winning ‘Parasite’, South Korea’s cultural exports have truly entered the mainstream. But high-quality entertainment is far from all this booming nation has to offer: South Korea is starting to make a name for itself in police education.

How To Stay Safe During a Foot Pursuit

How To Stay Safe During a Foot Pursuit

Posted: Wednesday - 2.10.2021 @ 9:49am

Far from the notion of headstrong officers bravely hunting down criminals with little thought to the procedure, foot pursuits require a detailed analysis of the surrounding area, a cool head, and utmost regard to safety protocol. So what should police officers keep in mind when it comes to foot pursuits? As a useful refresher, here are three simple steps that should be taken before and during a chase.

How The BLM Movement Has Impacted The Use of Police Body Cameras

How The BLM Movement Has Impacted The Use of Police Body Cameras

Posted: Wednesday - 2.3.2021 @ 10:22pm

2020 proved to be a tumultuous year for law enforcement. As well as being tasked with protecting civilians throughout the course of a global pandemic, the police force was placed under a heightened level of scrutiny during a period of civil unrest. As the conversation about the role of policing in society turned into a national debate, the use of body cameras was brought into question, with many disagreeing on their effectiveness or how they should be used.

NYPD Battles COVID: 900 New Recruits Join to Help Maintain Service Levels

NYPD Battles COVID: 900 New Recruits Join to Help Maintain Service Levels

Posted: Tuesday - 2.2.2021 @ 7:03pm

After more than six months of inactivity, the NYPD academy finally resumed courses on November 2nd, when a socially-distanced ceremony was held for the newest recruits. Wearing masks and remaining several feet apart, a total of 900 cadets took the oath to join the department and began serving their community, amid one of the most challenging periods in recent American history.

Why Automatic Recording Triggering On Dash And Body Cams Could Be Vital For Police Agencies

Why Automatic Recording Triggering On Dash And Body Cams Could Be Vital For Police Agencies

Posted: Friday - 1.22.2021 @ 4:39pm

The simultaneous use of body cameras worn by police officers and police dash cameras can help paint a detailed picture of any serious incidents or altercations that arise. However, in situations that require immediate and swift action, officers may not always have the time to activate their cameras. In these instances, automatic recording triggering can be a vital asset to all parties involved.