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Advancing Knowledge To Reduce Gangs and Gang...

A key part of the research process at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) involves engaging with the field to identify needs and advance a research agenda. On May 12,…

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Bridging the Gap: Using Sports to Build Trust with...

As the weeks of nationwide violence that occurred in 2020 showed, in order to build a better future our communities need to be able to trust all levels of law…

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The Power of Proactive Radio Maintenance

First responders put their lives on the line each day to protect the public from harm, whether it is a routine traffic stop or an emergency situation. It is vital…

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Policing Reform Legislation: Conditions on Funding...

The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, while he was in the custody of law enforcement, combined with several other recent high-profile deaths of African Americans at the hands…

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DiagnostX Deemed Essential Radio Maintenance...

Before using LocusUSA’s DiagnostX system, the Cobb County Department of Public Safety  used a manual process to check if their two-way radios were working correctly or not. “It would be…

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Exploring Radio Frequency Drift and Its Impact on...

When teams are deploying to disaster sites or engaging in routine operations, safety is paramount. Communications equipment must work without fail and without the threat of interference or disruption. In…

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Body-Worn Cameras in Policing: Benefits and Costs

Body-worn cameras (BWCs) are an increasingly common tool for police oversight, accountability, and transparency, yet there remains uncertainty about their impacts on policing outcomes. This paper reviews what is know…

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Governor Action Related to Law Enforcement and...

In response to public calls for policing reforms and in the wake of recent high-profile civilian deaths due to the use of force by police officers, many Governors and state…

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Law Enforcement and Technology: The “Lawful...

Technological advances present both opportunities and challenges for U.S. law enforcement. For example, some developments have increased the quantity and availability of digital content and information for investigators and analysts.…

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ICE Can Further Enhance Its Planning and Oversight...

Within the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement met its goal to expand the 287(g) program. However, ICE has not established performance goals that cover all program…

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Juvenile Reentry

On any given day, there are more than 43,500 juvenile offenders in residential placement across the country. Most of these youth will eventually return home and need assistance to do…

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Congress and Law Enforcement Reform:...

Nationwide protests have generated renewed interest in the issue of reforming the policing practices of state and local officials. As discussed in more detail in this companion sidebar, several existing federal…

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Child Protection: Law Enforcement

The safety and well-being of children are central to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP’s) mission. OJJDP enhances the efforts of federal, state, local, and tribal law…

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Enhancing Response Capabilities with Smartwatches...

Smartwatches are ready to be leveraged today by public safety personnel across law enforcement, fire services, and emergency medical services (EMS). The wearable form factor, in combination with advanced sensors,…

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Bringing Mobile First to Public Safety

With the ability of public safety to now truly leverage broadband wireless mission critical communications, the current dynamic mobile communications technology landscape is shifting the public safety market from a…

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