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Issues in Law Enforcement Reform: Responding to Mental Health Crises

Issues in Law Enforcement Reform: Responding to...

This study examines law enforcement programs for mental health crises. The paper describes municipal governments’ specialized approaches to mental health emergencies. It also addresses alternate solutions’ effectiveness and then discusses…

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Empowering Investigators with CSAM Age Detection

Empowering Investigators with CSAM Age Detection

Investigating crimes against children has been at the forefront of law enforcement’s initiatives to dedicate specialized manpower and equipment in order to battle this issue. Read about the realities of…

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Sex Offender Management with Digital Forensics

Sex Offender Management with Digital Forensics

The current system of offender supervision is often inefficient and poses an increased risk to public safety. Full forensic examinations are not practical for the majority of community supervision cases.…

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Four Trends Impacting Law Enforcement Technology Use

Four Trends Impacting Law Enforcement Technology...

In an increasingly digital world, law enforcement agencies have had to adapt decades-old techniques to police both the physical and cyber world. This means understanding how criminals use technology and…

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Managing High-Risk Adolescents in Community Contexts: The Averted Paw Paw High School and South Haven Pier Shooting in Michigan

Managing High-Risk Adolescents in Community...

Does adverting a school attack ensure that the threat of violence has been mitigated? This case study analyzes an averted school attack at a Michigan high school and an act…

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Summary of Resources for State, Local, Tribal, Territorial, and Campus Law Enforcement Partners

Summary of Resources for State, Local, Tribal,...

This white paper highlights many of the resources available to law enforcement partners, including training and grant opportunities, to increase nationwide resilience to evolving threats.

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Effects of Heat and Acclimatization on the Capability of Detection Canines: A Guide for Detection Canine Handlers

Effects of Heat and Acclimatization on the...

This guide for canine handlers contains cutting-edge research on the effects of temperature, humidity, and “warm-up periods” on the detection capabilities of working canines.

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Small & Rural Agency Crisis Response: A National Survey and Case Studies

Small & Rural Agency Crisis Response: A National...

The National Policing Institute, with support from Arnold Ventures, conducted a study to understand how small and rural law enforcement agencies respond to calls involving people who are in crisis.…

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2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Throughout 2021, the National Policing Institute, formerly known as the National Policing Institute, engaged with communities and policing organizations throughout the country to support and enhance local collaboration and further…

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Law Enforcement: Federal Agencies Should Improve Reporting and Review of Less-Lethal Force

Law Enforcement: Federal Agencies Should Improve...

This report examines the extent to which federal agencies developed policies, procedures, and training on the use of less-lethal force during demonstrations; reported their use of such force during deployments…

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Wellness Provider Vetting Guide

Wellness Provider Vetting Guide

Law enforcement is a unique occupation whose members have unique needs. It can be difficult to find mental health and wellness practitioners who clearly understand the nature of the law…

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21st Century Policing Task Force Report: The First Five Years

21st Century Policing Task Force Report: The First...

Following years of visceral outcry for police reform, President Barack Obama launched The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing (“the Task Force”), which submitted its final report in May…

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Facial Recognition Technology: Federal Law Enforcement Agencies Should Have Better Awareness of Systems Used By Employees

Facial Recognition Technology: Federal Law...

Federal agencies that employ law enforcement officers use facial recognition technology to assist criminal investigations, among other activities. For example, the technology can help identify an unknown individual in a…

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Software-Defined Law Enforcement

Software-Defined Law Enforcement

The ability of tech-savvy criminal organizations to test the system and adopt new technologies is pressuring law enforcement agencies to respond with speed, using systems that scale. However, law enforcement…

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Unlock the Potential of Data With a Modern Data Management Platform

Unlock the Potential of Data With a Modern Data...

Segmented data stored in disparate systems prevents proactive incident response and effective law enforcement by U.S. federal law enforcement agencies. Red Hat’s open data platform provides the flexibility and cross-agency…

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