State Unmanned Aircraft Systems Policies. Publication from the National Conference of State Legislatures
Policing Matters Podcast: Debunking the myth that cops aren't taught de-escalation. From PoliceOne.com
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Preparing for the Unimaginable: How chiefs can safeguard officer mental health before and after mass casualty events
DOJ Report: Preparing for the Unimaginable: How chiefs can safeguard officer mental health before and after mass casualty events See the abstract and download the report at this link. Though most agencies have trained and equipped their officers for immediate response to mass casualties, few have prepared their personnel for the psychological fallout. Tragic events can have a profound effect on first responders, who may suffer emotional distress that lingers long afterward.
Article from the FBI Bulletin: Mental Preparedness Training.
"Law enforcement agencies should incorporate mental preparedness training into tactical exercises to reduce the effects of stress on officers. These mental preparedness techniques give officers the capacity to access and apply their training during real-world critical incidents."
Using Official Engagement To Stop Viral Rumors. Counter viral misinformation by being proactive.
After a Dangerous Year, Officers' Family and Colleagues Reflect. From NBC News. Late in the article you will fine this: "Beyond those fatal incidents, which generate the most attention and litigation, reports of police misconduct in a given year can run up to about 5,000. That is a category the government does not track, but a police oversight project by the Cato Institute, a libertarian organization, tracks "credible reports" that appear in the press of allegations of police misconduct.
In its last annual report, in 2010, it documented 4,861 unique allegations of misconduct against 6,613 officers, including 1,575 allegations of excessive force.
The estimates for those incidents can be contextualized within the scale of policing across the country: About 698,000 law enforcement officers have contact with about 62 million people annually, according to the Justice Department. (The data on police contacts is from 2011, the most recent year available; though a department statistician, Lynn Langton, tells NBC News the fluctuation in data between reported years is "slight.")
One way to parse that national data: In a given year, roughly 99.1% of officers are not accused of any misconduct, let alone convicted of it.
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