Policing Matters Podcast: Top trends and takeaways from 2017

Jim and Doug discuss police response to natural disasters, the debate over sanctuary cities, the Las Vegas mass shooting and other major topics


This article is part of our 2017 Year in Review special coverage. Take a look back at some of this year's most heroic saves and other impactful moments in policing with features from our expert columnists and multimedia lists of the year's top moments, here.

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As we do every December, the Policing Matters Podcast looks back on the year that was. Probably the biggest single event of the year was the Las Vegas mass shooting, but Jim and Doug also discuss how police responded to natural disasters — particularly Hurricane Harvey in Houston and the widespread wildfires in Northern California. Other major trends were cops in the middle of First Amendment assemblies, the debate over sanctuary cities, and the fallout of decriminalization of various offences. As we close out 2017 and move forward into 2018, Jim and Doug wish every one of you health, happiness, safety and success.

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