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Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
FBI Announces Launch of National Use-Of-Force Data Collection

The FBI says that the goal of the collection is not to provide insight into specific use-of-force incidents, but instead to offer a comprehensive view of...

https://www.policemag.com/486567/fbi-announces-launch-of-national-use-of-force-data-collection
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

The document reflected Sessions’s staunch support for law enforcement and his belief that overzealous civil rights lawyers under the Obama administration...

https://www.policemag.com/486649/sessions-restricted-doj-use-of-consent-decrees-before-leaving-office
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Sessions Files Statement Opposing Chicago PD Consent Decree

According to the Chicago Tribune, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed n 11-page statement with the United States District Court stating that a...

https://www.policemag.com/362623/sessions-files-statement-opposing-chicago-pd-consent-decree
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Attorney General to Oppose Chicago Police Reforms

"Chicago’s agreement with the ACLU in late 2015 dramatically undercut proactive policing in the city … with homicides increasing more than 57 percent the...

https://www.policemag.com/362656/attorney-general-to-oppose-chicago-police-reforms
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

The King County Office of Law Enforcement Oversight (OLEO) recently released a new report that suggested the process used by the King County Sheriff's...

https://www.policemag.com/362964/washington-oversight-board-sheriffs-uof-complaint-process-needs-work
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

A report issued on Wednesday — which monitor Matthew Barge and his 17-member team puts out twice a year — said "the City and Division of Police having made...

https://www.policemag.com/363060/report-ohio-consent-decree-is-likely-to-last-more-than-five-years
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

For a number of offenses, a supervisor would need to approve the arrest “unless not practicable under the circumstances.” Those crimes range from gambling...

https://www.policemag.com/363073/activists-want-chicago-officers-to-call-supervisors-before-arresting-resisting-s
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

Nebraska Crime Commission Executive Director Darrell Fisher has cautioned law enforcement officers in his state to "never use a statewide crime database for...

https://www.policemag.com/362366/nebraska-official-to-police-crime-database-for-work-use-only
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

“We find ourselves dumbfounded that legislation of this magnitude was introduced without consulting law enforcement stakeholders,” said California Police...

https://www.policemag.com/361939/california-chiefs-rail-against-proposed-use-of-force-bill
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

Under the agreement, the community groups can provide input as the city and the attorney general’s office continue to negotiate the terms of the consent...

https://www.policemag.com/362057/anti-police-activists-get-say-in-chicago-police-reforms
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

California's attorney general announced Monday that his office will oversee reforms at the San Francisco Police Department that were recommended by federal...

https://www.policemag.com/361387/california-to-oversee-san-franciscos-police-reforms
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Video: Warning Shots Considered as De-Escalation Technique

A new policy endorsing the use of warning shots by police to de-escalate potentially deadly confrontations is driving a rift among some law enforcement...

https://www.policemag.com/361066/video-warning-shots-considered-as-de-escalation-technique
Categories: Command, Procedures & Policies, Training & Careers

A federal review of the Milwaukee Police Department has been halted with the retooling of a program once focused on improving trust between police and...

https://www.policemag.com/360345/doj-halts-ongoing-review-of-milwaukee-police-department
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Source: Chicago, Federal Government Draft Police Reform Deal

The city of Chicago and the U.S. Justice Department have negotiated a draft agreement that calls for an independent monitor to oversee police department...

https://www.policemag.com/360026/source-chicago-federal-government-draft-police-reform-deal
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Video: KS PD Will Now Chase Everyone Who Flees With Probable Cause

The Kansas City (KS) Police Department announced instead of only chasing suspects that had already committed a serious felony, now they will chase everyone...

https://www.policemag.com/359179/video-ks-pd-will-now-chase-everyone-who-flees-with-probable-cause
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
DOJ Has 'Grave Concerns' About Baltimore Police Overhaul Proposal

An attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice said in federal court in Baltimore on Thursday that the department has "grave concerns" about its proposed...

https://www.policemag.com/359386/doj-has-grave-concerns-about-baltimore-police-overhaul-proposal
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday said his administration would move forward with changes to the Chicago Police Department after U.S. Attorney General Jeff...

https://www.policemag.com/359398/chicago-to-move-forward-with-police-reform-despite-sessions-review
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

In his first speech as attorney general, Mr. Sessions did not name any specific cities, but he indicated that Justice Department scrutiny from afar was...

https://www.policemag.com/359582/sessions-doj-monitoring-undermining-police-effectiveness
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Sessions Questions Obama DOJ’s Conclusions in Ferguson and Chicago Police Reports

New U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has questioned reports published by his agency about policing in Chicago and Ferguson, Missouri, describing "some of...

https://www.policemag.com/358586/sessions-questions-obama-dojs-conclusions-in-ferguson-and-chicago-police-reports
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

It discourages the arrests of citizens for quality of life offenses, requiring a supervisor to sign off on any request to take someone into custody for a...

https://www.policemag.com/358847/baltimore-pd-commits-to-consent-decree-changes-in-policy
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Thursday that she is hopeful Department of Justice and Baltimore officials will agree to a consent decree governing...

https://www.policemag.com/358988/ag-lynch-pushing-for-baltimore-pd-consent-decree-before-trump-takes-office
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
3 Powerful Chicago Aldermen Push for Relaxed Police Hiring Standards

Chicago's most powerful alderman joined forces Wednesday with chairmen of the City Council's Black and Hispanic Caucuses in demanding that candidates with...

https://www.policemag.com/359004/3-powerful-chicago-aldermen-push-for-relaxed-police-hiring-standards
Categories: Command, Procedures & Policies, Training & Careers

The U.S. Department of Justice has fined the Denver Sheriff's Department for making U.S. citizenship a job requirement for its deputies during a hiring...

https://www.policemag.com/358133/doj-penalizes-denver-sheriffs-department-for-u-s-citizenship-hiring-requirement
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Denver Police Rewriting Use-of-Force Policy to Emphasize Minimal Force

The Denver Police Department says it is rewriting its use-of-force policy to reflect progressive policies recommended by national policing experts. More Here.

https://www.policemag.com/365280/denver-police-rewriting-use-of-force-policy-to-emphasize-minimal-force
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Video: Denver Police Rewriting Use-of-Force Policy to Emphasize Minimal Force

The Denver Police Department says it is rewriting its use-of-force policy to reflect progressive policies recommended by national policing experts.

https://www.policemag.com/358306/video-denver-police-rewriting-use-of-force-policy-to-emphasize-minimal-force
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies, Technology

Nuance Communications Inc. today announced Nuance Dragon Law Enforcement – its first professional productivity solution designed specifically for law...

https://www.policemag.com/358408/nuance-announces-new-dragon-law-enforcement-solution
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies, Training & Careers

Hoping to attract more potential recruits, some Kansas law enforcement agencies are studying the possibility of easing fitness requirements for applicants.

https://www.policemag.com/357721/kansas-law-enforcement-recruits-fitness-requirements-may-change
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

Implementing changes is costly. Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said other big police departments have spent between $5 million and $10 million a year to...

https://www.policemag.com/357799/doj-mandated-police-reforms-expected-to-strain-baltimore-budget
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Minneapolis PD Revises Force Policy to Emphasize De-Escalation

Minneapolis police officers will be trained to exhaust all reasonable means in defusing potentially violent encounters before resorting to force, under new...

https://www.policemag.com/357822/minneapolis-pd-revises-force-policy-to-emphasize-de-escalation
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

A northeastern Alabama police chief has been found guilty on charges of using excessive force and assaulting a man who was being arrested.

https://www.policemag.com/357945/alabama-chief-found-guilty-of-federal-assault-excessive-force
Categories: Command, Patrol, Point of Law, Procedures & Policies

“We want our officers using force really that [is] proportional to the situation,” Moore said in an interview on Wednesday. “This is about giving police...

https://www.policemag.com/357343/congresswoman-proposes-national-standard-for-de-escalation-training-and-use-of-f
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Video: Albuquerque Police Revise Use-of-Force Training Under Federal Guidance

Now months into a multi-year federal monitoring period, APD is close to completing its requirement to give new “use of force” training to its entire staff...

https://www.policemag.com/357366/video-albuquerque-police-revise-use-of-force-training-under-federal-guidance
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies, Training & Careers
71% of Chicago PD Exam Applicants Are Minorities After Outreach

An unprecedented outreach campaign to diversify the Chicago Police Department has attracted 14,200 applicants for the April 16 police exam — and of those,...

https://www.policemag.com/356866/71-of-chicago-pd-exam-applicants-are-minorities-after-outreach
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Video: DOJ Sues Ferguson After Council Votes to Revise Consent Decree

The U.S. Department of Justice accused Ferguson of numerous constitutional violations in a 56-page lawsuit filed Wednesday, saying that the City Council had...

https://www.policemag.com/356927/video-doj-sues-ferguson-after-council-votes-to-revise-consent-decree
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
DOJ Sues Ferguson After Council Votes to Revise Consent Decree

The U.S. Department of Justice accused Ferguson of numerous constitutional violations in a 56-page lawsuit filed Wednesday, saying that the City Council had...

https://www.policemag.com/364757/doj-sues-ferguson-after-council-votes-to-revise-consent-decree
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

Among reforms discussed at length were retraining all officers in deescalation tactics and abandoning training that teaches the “21-foot-rule” — a turn of...

https://www.policemag.com/357008/chiefs-officials-and-trainers-draft-use-of-force-guidelines-to-reduce-officer-in
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Video: DOJ Wants to Standardize Scattered Police Use-of-Force Data Reporting

The reporting of use-of-force by law enforcement across the country is fragmented, according to a news investigation, and the DOJ wants to change that.

https://www.policemag.com/356433/video-doj-wants-to-standardize-scattered-police-use-of-force-data-reporting
Categories: Command, Procedures & Policies, Training & Careers
San Antonio PD Wants to Lower Recruit Drug Standards

"Right now, we have a shortage of officers," said Police Chief William McManus. "We are trying to speed up that process."

https://www.policemag.com/355673/san-antonio-pd-wants-to-lower-recruit-drug-standards
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Bratton Aims to Stay Step Ahead of Watchdogs

On the same day the inspector general for the police issued a report detailing deficiencies in how force is defined and tracked by the New York Police...

https://www.policemag.com/355686/bratton-aims-to-stay-step-ahead-of-watchdogs
Categories: Command, Procedures & Policies, Training & Careers

For the first time in a decade, the Miami Beach (Fla.) Police Department is set to require a four-year college degree for all new officers. The department...

https://www.policemag.com/355712/florida-department-to-require-college-degrees-for-new-recruits
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

“Some of what you will read in this report may be difficult to accept, because leading police chiefs are saying that our practices need to change...

https://www.policemag.com/355764/perf-calls-for-changes-in-use-of-force-training
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Phoenix Officer Violated Policy in Shooting, Use of Force Board Says

The Phoenix Police Sergeants and Lieutenants Association is disappointed in the findings and says it does not factor in the split-second decision the...

https://www.policemag.com/355770/phoenix-officer-violated-policy-in-shooting-use-of-force-board-says
Categories: Command, Procedures & Policies, Training & Careers
Black Police Applicant Frustrated by NYPD's Opaque Hiring Process

Mr. Douglas, who does not have a criminal record, passed the police officer exam in 2011. He went through orientation and started undergoing the required...

https://www.policemag.com/355112/black-police-applicant-frustrated-by-nypds-opaque-hiring-process
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

The report includes information on what is happening in Cleveland; East Haven, Conn.; Missoula County, Mont.; New Orleans; Albuquerque; and Newark.

https://www.policemag.com/354867/ferguson-not-alone-in-attracting-justice-department-ire
Categories: Command, Procedures & Policies, Technology, Vehicle Ops

Ford and Telogis will offer a factory telematics system to law enforcement agencies that's designed to reduce hazardous driving by officers, the companies...

https://www.policemag.com/354535/ford-telogis-offer-telematics-for-law-enforcement
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

A U.S. Department of Justice official pledged Monday to conduct a thorough, independent and objective review of the city police force after hearing more...

https://www.policemag.com/354563/doj-reveals-plans-to-review-baltimore-pd
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

A key part of the judge's approval: The city must give him annual updates of its progress in carrying out the reforms, which could take as long as five...

https://www.policemag.com/353801/portland-settles-with-doj-over-police-use-of-force
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies
Court Removes Federal Oversight of Detroit PD

The Detroit Police Department will no longer answer to a U.S. Department of Justice overseer. One has been in place since 2003 after an investigation...

https://www.policemag.com/353837/court-removes-federal-oversight-of-detroit-pd
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies, Training & Careers

The Justice Department is leading a broad review of police tactics, including the kind of deadly force that prompted recent protests in Missouri and New...

https://www.policemag.com/353905/doj-to-conduct-broad-review-of-police-tactics
Categories: Command, Patrol, Procedures & Policies

Albuquerque police officers and activists critical of police agree on one thing: They'd like to see what's on the table in negotiations between the city and...

https://www.policemag.com/353152/albuquerque-pd-consent-decree-plans-under-wraps


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