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June 15, 2015
8 privacy reminders for cops about living in the fishbowl Booker Hodges - Neighborhood Relations

8 privacy reminders for cops about living in the fishbowl

Given the current state of events in our profession, we need to teach new officers how to be prepared for life in the fishbowl - Full Story
May 11, 2015
How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

How the SPD is using YouTube to usher in a new era of police transparency

The Seattle Police Department's strategy of looking outward to find solutions may ultimately help agencies nationwide - Full Story
April 30, 2015
SMILE Quick Take: Why one voice in a multi-agency incident is critical to telling the story Cole Zercoe - Policing in the 21st Century

SMILE Quick Take: Why one voice in a multi-agency incident is critical to telling the story

A tragic mass-killing in Texas taught the Harris County Sheriff’s Office what they needed to do to control the narrative of the story - Full Story
January 30, 2015
Are Hollywood portrayals of policing detrimental to effective policing in the real world? P1 Community - The Question

Are Hollywood portrayals of policing detrimental to effective policing in the real world?

A question posted recently on Quora asked, "Are Hollywood portrayals of policing detrimental to... - Full Story
November 12, 2014
Poll Results: Cops speak out about body cameras P1 Community - The Question

Poll Results: Cops speak out about body cameras

Even as body camera sales rise, decision-makers are hesitant about what this means for their agency and law enforcement as a whole - Full Story
November 07, 2014
Why Brian Willis - If I Knew Then...

Why "no comment" no longer works after a critical police incident

When the public hear no comment they think the police did something wrong and are trying to cover it up — when the officers from the involved agency hear it they feel angry and betrayed by their leader - Full Story
October 28, 2014
IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral? Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: What happens when police incidents go viral?

Getting facts out ahead of the media can save time, the integrity of your agency, and the reputation of your officers - Full Story
October 26, 2014
IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement Loraine Burger - Perspectives on Policing

IACP Quick Take: How to battle cyber threats facing law enforcement

Back up your data and keep your training on cyber threats up-to-date - Full Story
August 20, 2014
How police can improve public perception of lethal force on domestic animals American Military University - In Public Safety

How police can improve public perception of lethal force on domestic animals

Agencies need to acknowledge the public’s perception of puppycide and use it to educate the public about responsible pet ownership - Full Story
August 19, 2014
How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson Chief Joel F. Shults, Ed.D. - Passion for the Job

How outdated police media strategy lost the Twitter-verse in Ferguson

By the time the police were able to use their pre-Twitter media relations protocol the storytelling battle was already lost - Full Story



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