Law Enforcement

Planning and Assessing a Law Enforcement Reentry Strategy Tool

The aim of this tool is to facilitate an informed discussion among law enforcement agencies and community partners regarding reentry strategies. This material does not constitute a step-by-step guide in creating and implementing a reentry program but rather provides an overview of topics that should be considered and addressed within that development process.

Recent Posts

International Association of the Chiefs of Police

Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying

This tip card by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides more than 20 recommendations to help law enforcement address and investigate cyberbullying in their communities.

Announcements

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Annual IACP Conference and Exposition

Hosted by the International Association of Chiefs of Police, this annual conference will feature keynote speakers, forums, technical workshops, and an exposition from the law enforcement community on emerging technologies.

Webinars

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Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program Applicants

On January 24, 2013, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) released Justice and Mental Health Collaboration Program (JMHCP) grant applications. On February 19, 2013, the Council of State Governments Justice Center (CSG Justice Center) hosted a webinar [...]

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Webinar Archive: Innovative Law Enforcement Strategies for Interacting with People that Frequently Require Emergency and Crisis Services

In this webinar, held July 26, 2012, representatives from the Houston Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department will discuss the programs they have developed to work more effectively with individuals with mental illnesses who frequently come in contact with law enforcement and emergency services personnel.

To watch an archived recording of this webinar, click here.

To download a PDF of the PowerPoint presentation used in this webinar, click here.

Publications

International Association of the Chiefs of Police

Preparing and Responding to Cyberbullying

This tip card by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children provides more than 20 recommendations to help law enforcement address and investigate cyberbullying in their communities.

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Policing and Wrongful Convictions

This report by the Harvard Kennedy School reviews what has been learned from studying exonerations in the past 20 years, including factors such as cognitive biases that contribute to wrongful convictions.

Recent Headlines

Screaming Inmates Make L.A. Rethink Jailing Mentally Ill

Criminal justice systems from Seattle to Miami with aggressive jail-diversion efforts have cut inmate headcounts — and lowered recidivism rates. L.A. County has taken tentative steps to join them. The board of supervisors in July endorsed the concept of broadbased diversion, and last week pledged $756,000 for a pilot program.

Bangor Police Respond, Help with Mental Health Crises

About half of Bangor’s law enforcement staff has been through the Crisis Intervention Training, CIT, to understand how to deal with calls involving mental illnesses. The 40-hour workshop is designed to improve the way officers engage in conversation with a person who is highly emotional.