2018 in Review
The role of SROs in school safety. The battle between ICE and local police agencies. The ongoing recruitment and retention crisis. From complex challenges to new technologies and innovations, 2018 was truly a banner year for law enforcement in the news.
As we turn the page on 2018, take a look back at the year in policing with features from our expert columnists and lists of the year's top moments, sponsored by Cradlepoint.
Full list of 2018 in Review results
50 states, 50 police heroes: How cops across the US made an impact in 2018– 5
From small acts of kindness to incredible moments of life-saving heroism, these 50 stories are just a small sample of the great work America’s finest put in every day
5 agency improvements police officers want to see in 2019– 22
We asked our members how they would like to see their agency improve in the coming year
What we can learn from police officer deaths in 2018– 1
Criminal action, accidents and heart attacks continue to lead the list this year
5 of the biggest issues facing law enforcement in 2019– 7
From active shooter response protocols to screening processes for new recruits, police leaders will face many challenges in the coming year
Policing Matters Podcast: Top trends and takeaways from 2018–
From lip sync battles to policing the homeless to immigration enforcement, 2018 was a big year for issues in law enforcement
YouTube HQ shooting: For one cop, pulling an overtime shift led to a lifesaving response– 2
The wound treatment videos Joe Gomez watched on YouTube led to him saving a YouTube employee’s life
The cop who refused to die– 24
Officer Timothy Sterrett flat-lined on the operating table on November 8, 2017. He also, improbably, came back to life
SCOTUS year in review: A quartet of Fourth Amendment cases–
Privacy protections under the Fourth Amendment remain a core concern to the U.S. Supreme Court
19 on 2019: Expert predictions on the top police issues in 2019– 7
What challenges will law enforcement face in 2019?
Why police leadership in 2018 was a balancing act– 4
Today’s police leaders are the fulcrum – the tipping point – in managing the increasing rate of change and complexity in the policing profession