Welcome National Sheriffs’ Association Members

Justice Clearinghouse is the webinar platform provider for the National Sheriffs’ Association. Through this unique partnership, NSA and JCH will be bringing the enriching topics and training for our justice professionals to grow in their careers and to work more collaboratively with other justice professionals for the betterment of their communities.

 

See below for the line-up of topics!

  • All webinars are free to attend live.
  • A wide array of webinar topics, ranging from leadership and management to addressing mass casualty events, to dealing with cyber threats.
  • Interviews with expert speakers.
  • Infographics highlighting key topics of the webinars.
  • Other content relevant to law enforcement and public safety arena.

Upcoming Webinars

Vicki Assegued
01 / 22 / 2019

Restorative Justice offers a refreshing and effective approach for addressing crime in a way that includes the victim, offender and community in a voluntary dialogue process that addresses the harm, [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
01 / 24 / 2019

This webinar will acquaint the public sector employer and criminal justice professionals with a major federal law, the benefits and its requirements. We will consider: Who is protected by the [...]

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Michael Kane
Josh May
01 / 24 / 2019

Building a Preventive Crime Gun Strategy: A Playbook for Success is designed to provide law enforcement agencies with a comprehensive strategy for responding to the firearm-related violence occurring in their [...]

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Corey Yunke
01 / 29 / 2019

From protecting image to disseminating important public safety information, there are many great reasons to open up your agency to the world of Social Media. However, taking that first step [...]

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Leigh Anne Garrard
01 / 31 / 2019

This webinar will cover the common elements of neglect and cruelty Law Enforcement Officers will encounter on a daily basis.  The instructor will cover tools learned throughout her experience in [...]

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Peter Bellmio
02 / 05 / 2019

This is a contentious issue in many police agencies. There is no generally accepted “best schedule."  Each system has advantages and disadvantages that must be weighed based [...]

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02 / 05 / 2019

Easily mastered by any officer, the Inductive Interview System creates an environment conducive to full disclosure of the truth while overcoming a subject’s attempts at deception or suppression. The [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
02 / 07 / 2019

Law enforcement professionals are under a lot of scrutiny these days. Stay ahead of the critics and learn the latest Supreme Court cases and best practices in the use of [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM
02 / 12 / 2019

Veterinarians can help investigators better document cases of alleged animal maltreatment. Not all veterinarians have training in the emerging field of veterinary forensics but investigators can provide veterinarians with guidance [...]

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Nick Mastrocinque
Seena Gressin
02 / 14 / 2019

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), a national consumer protection agency, offers free resources to help you protect your community against consumer fraud and identity theft. The FTC’s Consumer Sentinel [...]

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Ray Nash
02 / 14 / 2019

When conducting a forensic interview, the interviewer must constantly evaluate the credibility of the subject. Being sensitized to the ten types of lies commonly used by deceptive subjects will aid [...]

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Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD
02 / 20 / 2019

Pregnant women present a unique set of medical, social, logistical, and custody issues for the jails. This webinar, presented by an Ob/Gyn who was worked in jails and worked [...]

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Jessica Rock
02 / 21 / 2019

Dog fighting is one of the most heinous forms of animal cruelty. Fighting dogs are regularly conditioned for fighting through the use of drugs, including steroids to enhance muscle mass [...]

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Mark Warren
02 / 21 / 2019

In the first of this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe [...]

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Michelle Welch
03 / 05 / 2019

Utilizing specialized prosecutions units and taskforces to aid local law enforcement in investigating difficult investigations and prosecutions.  Today, there are so many crimes vying for law enforcement’s attention, a [...]

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Colleen Owens
03 / 12 / 2019

This webinar aims to increase understanding of what labor trafficking in the United States looks like throughout multiple industries, and to provide law enforcement and other partners with information regarding [...]

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Alana Negroni
03 / 13 / 2019

This webinar is designed to help members of law enforcement understand and recognize the effects of a critical incident that involves an officer-involved shooting. This webinar will provide information on [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
03 / 14 / 2019

Since Congress amended the ADA effective in 2008 employers have found implementation and compliance with ADA requirements to be a serious challenge. We are going to discuss: Who is protected by [...]

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Carrie Hill
03 / 20 / 2019

Inmate discipline in an important management tool within a correctional setting.  This webinar will discuss all of the procedural requirements surrounding inmate discipline to include:  notice requirements, hearing requirements, calling [...]

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Lynne Wilson-Bruchet
03 / 26 / 2019

This presentation will discuss strategies and procedures utilized in forensic interviewing of internet-facilitated child exploitation and human trafficking cases for state, local, tribal or in Federal investigations.  Given that there [...]

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Vicki Assegued
03 / 26 / 2019

Relationships between parents and their children often go through major changes when the child becomes a teenager. The relationship can be further strained when the teen commits a crime [...]

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Shon F. Barnes
Daniel Stewart
03 / 28 / 2019

Evidence-based policing sounds like a great idea.  After all, other professions such as medicine and science are constantly refining, improving and innovating the best practices for their professions. Law enforcement – [...]

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Corey Yunke
04 / 04 / 2019

Chances are your agency did not receive any additional funding to compensate for the extra work involved with managing a Social Media Program.  Yes, Social Media Platforms are (mostly) free.  [...]

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Stacey A. Wright
04 / 11 / 2019

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming a top concern for every sector in our country. The numbers are just staggering. The cost of cybercrime worldwide will reach $2T by 2019, a massive increase [...]

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Mark Warren
04 / 18 / 2019

In the second of this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe [...]

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Jeff Fox
05 / 02 / 2019

This course provides highlights and key points from Dr Fox’s book “The Ultimate Guide to Excellent Teaching and Training – Face-to-Face and Online." The course is for anyone interested or [...]

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Andrew Campbell
05 / 07 / 2019

This webinar will discuss the specific threats of physical, psychological, and emotional harm for children living in a home where domestic violence occurs. Common misconceptions will be addressed, including the [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
05 / 16 / 2019

The firearms debate and issues of public safety firearms regulation and the Second Amendment are going to continue in the public policy spotlight. In this course, we are going [...]

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Janee’ Boswell
05 / 23 / 2019

The 2013 Colorado Floods led to the fourth largest helicopter rescue for humans to date and the largest helicopter evacuation of animals.  In September 2013 the State of Colorado suffered a major [...]

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Mark Warren
05 / 30 / 2019

In this three-part seminar series we start with a question we often use in class: Somewhere in your community today, there is someone that you believe could be capable of [...]

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Peter Bellmio
06 / 13 / 2019

This presentation defines the criminal investigations process as one that begins with call takers and ends when cases are prosecuted.  The impact of thorough preliminary investigations on detective workload is [...]

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Jessica Rock
06 / 13 / 2019

To an outsider, cross-examination might seem like a series of random questions, but the process is actually incredibly well-planned and may involve hours of preparation. The goal is to ask [...]

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Adam Leath
06 / 18 / 2019

**NOTE: Due to the nature of this webinar content, all webinar attendees must be affiliated with a justice-related organization. Please use your professional, organizational email when registering for this webinar. [...]

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Corey Yunke
06 / 20 / 2019

Speaking to a group in-person or even on the phone allows the audience to hear tone. Emails, texts, and social media posts are a bit trickier and have the potential [...]

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Dr. Peggy Rothbaum
06 / 27 / 2019

In today’s stressful and unsettled world, the men and women in Animal Care/Control and Law Enforcement continue to give themselves fully to our society. The physical, emotional, and [...]

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Alana Negroni
06 / 27 / 2019

It is a tough time to be in law enforcement. The negative climate of change surrounding the field of law enforcement today can cause a tremendous amount of work-related and [...]

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Laurie L. Wood
07 / 16 / 2019

Hate crimes and bias incidents are occurring throughout the United States, in big cities and small towns, highly publicized or going unreported. They can represent the ultimate in violence, or [...]

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Andrew Campbell
07 / 23 / 2019

This webinar utilizes victim reports and police officer observations from the scene of Intimate Partner Violence incidents involving pregnant victims, to describe the extensive risks of harm for mother-fetus pairs [...]

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Vicki Assegued
07 / 25 / 2019

Much of the work in the Juvenile and Criminal Justice field focuses on the offender, such as: what crime was committed, who is at fault and how they can be [...]

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Maureen Q. McGough
James Doyle
08 / 13 / 2019

The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Sentinel Events Initiative takes a learning approach to error in the criminal justice system. This approach advocates for non-blaming, forward-looking, all-stakeholder event reviews [...]

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Corey Yunke
08 / 20 / 2019

Many organizations confuse Outreach with Engagement or use the terms interchangeably.  Learn about the stark differences between the two and most importantly, how to maximize the return of investment with [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
08 / 22 / 2019

Your job brings you in contact with the criminally accused, but now you are called the “defendant” in a civil case. What are the steps in civil litigation? [...]

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Terry Mills
08 / 27 / 2019

**NOTE: Due to the nature of this webinar content, all webinar attendees must be affiliated with a justice-related organization. Please use your professional, organizational email when registering for this webinar. [...]

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Jeff Fox
09 / 12 / 2019

This course provides highlights and key points from Dr. Fox’s book “The Ultimate Guide to Being a Great Police Officer: A Guide to Professional Policing.” This [...]

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Stacey A. Wright
10 / 01 / 2019

Cybersecurity is quickly becoming a top concern for every sector in our country. The numbers are just staggering. The cost of cybercrime worldwide will reach $2T by 2019, a massive increase [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.
10 / 29 / 2019

As a law enforcement officer, you must serve and protect. But what rights do police officers, sheriff’s deputies, and other police professionals have, both for on an off-duty [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Eric La Scola

An exceeding number of police departments and law enforcement agencies, whose officers spend upwards of 3-4 hours a day completing incident reports and other time-sensitive paperwork, are turning to smarter [...]

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Michelle Welch

“Batterers who also abuse their pets are both more controlling and use more dangerous forms of violence [sexual violence, marital rape, emotional violence and stalking] than batterers who do not.” [...]

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Ray Nash

Coercive and clever psychological interviewing tactics look cool in TV, but in reality, such practices produce false confessions that instead of shedding light and helping solve a case causes confusion [...]

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Carrie Hill

There is a mental illness crisis plaguing jails all over the US. More and more of the inmates being admitted in correction facilities are found to be suffering some form [...]

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Jessica Rock

Animal cruelty is now recognized as a legitimate crime and has been gaining more and more support from all concerned sectors. As a relatively novel crime, it is not without [...]

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John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.
Carrie Hill

Calls for service for law enforcement can get totally random and unexpected. There are slow days when it’s just the typical infractions and misdemeanors. Then there are those instances [...]

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Kimberly Miller

Taking on the job in the public sector means being ready to be of service to the people. For those working as first responders, health providers, or law enforcers – service [...]

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Peter Bellmio

Police patrol workforce staffing can be a tedious exercise that requires an immense amount of data collection and hours of number crunching during analysis. Despite the seemingly time-consuming effort, being [...]

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Gary Cordner

Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) has been around for two decades but only has been getting a lot of traction in the last few years. However, evidence-based policing is being practiced by [...]

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Jennie M. Simpson, Ph.D.
Peter J. Koutoujian
Stephen Amos
Brent Gibson, MD, MPH, FACPM, CCHP-P
Carrie Hill
Tara Kunkel

Jails in the US admit more than 10.9 Million inmates per year, a portion of whom suffer from some form of substance abuse disorder. Jails are now a part of public [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM

Dogs have proven themselves to be helpful and dependable companions that a selected few are even trained to be part of law enforcement’s K9 unit. Dogs are subject to [...]

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Maureen Q. McGough
James Doyle

In life, there are no failures or mistakes, just lessons. The criminal justice field could take a hint or two from this wisdom. But too often, when law enforcement messes [...]

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Carrie Hill

The Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA) reshaped correctional litigation by putting into place an all-encompassing grievance procedure that prevents frivolous lawsuits. It ensures that only quality grievances are addressed while [...]

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Gary Cordner

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the United States Department of Justice (US DOJ) arm that focuses on research and scientific initiatives. Through the NIJ’s efforts, the criminal [...]

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Courtroom Witness
Jessica Rock

Law enforcement’s responsibility is to serve and protect. This includes responding to calls, enforcing laws, and make arrests. It is also a part of law enforcement’s [...]

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Carrie Hill

Use of force is a sensitive issue, and it becomes even more problematic when it is in the jail setting. Corrections, as an institution, is tasked with the responsibility to [...]

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John Thompson

72.9 million US households report to having at least one pet – that means one in every 5 American has a dog, cat or other pets. These days, more and more household treat [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The First Amendment rights are one of the great pillars of our democracy. Freedom of speech becomes a sensitive issue once a person enters the arena of public service though. [...]

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Breaking Your Own News
Dean Cunningham
Kate Kimble

Technology helped a lot for people to keep in touch and stay updated whether it is with other people or with their community. Every minute, millions of content are being [...]

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Harmony Goorley, MA, LCPC, LSOTP

Emotional hijack happens to everyone. When you’re in the law enforcement and criminal justice field, you are even more vulnerable to such. You will witness such behavior from [...]

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Kaitlin Seale
Colleen Owens

Labor trafficking is a modern form of slavery with a goal to obtain some type of labor or commercial sex act. Labor traffickers commit both civil and criminal violations, from [...]

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Body Camera Research
Michael White

In the summer of 2014, two critical cases pressured the federal government to support transparency and accountability from law enforcement. Employing body-worn cameras is identified to be one of the ways [...]

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Eugene Kipniss
Stacey A. Wright

As cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum become more popular and even integrated into our lives, the bad guys are also on the lookout on how to exploit these innovations for [...]

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Future of Emergency Communications
Kevin Morison

The numbers 9-1-1 has become synonymous with emergency response, not just within the United States but even in the other parts of the globe. Children are taught how to [...]

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Carrie Hill

For most of the population, being an inmate is somewhat equated to being bereft of rights – this isn't entirely true. While inmates and detainees have to forego certain [...]

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E5 Leadership
Ray Nash

The type of leadership in effect in any agency is reflected in the people that work within its halls and the institution itself. Whether the agency and its personnel will [...]

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Verbal De-escalation
Denise Beagley

As a public servant, part of any criminal justice profession is encountering random strangers, even sketchy characters. Not just merely meeting them, but talking to them, building rapport such that [...]

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Body Camera Programs
Brenda Buren
Michael White

Two critical cases that shone the light on the issue of use of force took place in 2014. The death of Eric Garner and Mike Brown probed the racism in the [...]

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On the Job Threats Managing the Fear and Panic Response
Amy Morgan

Anxiety disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, etc.) are the most common mental illness, and it affects millions of people around the world. According to the National Institute of [...]

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Creating an Organizational Culture of Wellness
Matthew Kail
Duane T. Bowers, LPC, CCHt

Work-related stress is prevalent – it happens to people with 9 to 5 desk jobs, field workers, start-up entrepreneurs, top-tier executives; blue collar, white collar. Work-related stress can be reduced and relieved [...]

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Serial Murder Separating Fact From Fiction
Michael G. Aamodt

For most of the population, serial killer stories are the stuff of urban legends or pop culture. Names such as Jack the Ripper or the Zodiac Killer come to mind. [...]

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Ray Nash

Resiliency is a highly-revered quality. Overcoming adversity and our personal demons can be tough. More so when you’re in a position that exposes you to different characters and [...]

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The Centurion Principle - The Dynamic of Authority
Ray Nash

Virtually all instances of police misconduct are the result of ego-driven officers operating “out from under authority.” Officers have been delegated all of the lawful authority necessary to [...]

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Children as Witnesses in DV Cases pt I
Patrick Beumler
Hilary Weinberg

Domestic Violence can be a problematic case. The community might not want to meddle with such cases with the belief that such disputes must be dealt with by the family [...]

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Mark Warren

In light of the horrible Florida shooting and its students spearheading a movement for safer schools and communities, we've come to a tipping point. But while we're waiting [...]

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Brian Gray
Will Morris

In a report published by the Police Foundation and Major Cities Chiefs Association in January, 2017, major city and county law enforcement executives stated that of all of the tools and [...]

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Best Practices in Drug Testing
Mark Hendershot

Drug use and abuse are some of the biggest issues of the global community – in the legal and criminal perspective, as well in the scientific and medical point of [...]

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Rick Wyant
Ron Nichols

Gun crime is an issue that continues to plague our communities. Law enforcement and justice professionals are doing everything they can to prevent gun crimes and resolve them when they [...]

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Todd Matthews

Cybersleuths are the modern-day Sherlock Holmes. They are those citizens who might know something about a case and want to step forward with their information. They could also be just [...]

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Jeff Fox

Being the first line supervisor is the gateway to being a part of management. Too often, however, associates are promoted to first line supervisor positions without sufficient training or mentorship. [...]

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Darrell Smith
Paul W. Neudigate
Brandon Huntley

Gun-crime violence is prevalent not only in the US, but all across the world. With the number of such cases and even more recovered guns, cases, and bullets from crime [...]

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Mark Hendershot

How does your organization ensure they are hiring the right people, with the correct mix of technical and soft skills, who are well suited to the demands of the job, [...]

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Chris Gaubatz
John Guandolo

Terrorism. It’s a word that evokes a thousand memories with just one simple word. Memories of 9/11. Of recent bombings or news stories. Of political speeches and rallies. It&[...]

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David Salazar
Pamela Hofsass
Ron Nichols

Agencies dream of the resources seen on TV crime shows: the latest technology, gleaming, newly-built workspaces, and not a backlog in sight. But building a crime gun intelligence initiative doesn'[...]

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Jeff Fox

No one becomes an officer wanting to use excessive force to detain or apprehend people. But in the course of doing their jobs, officers often have to make split-second decisions &[...]

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James Needles
Ron Nichols
William King

Download Presentation Materials Solving gun crime isn’t as simple as what the public sees on TV. From CSI to Blue Bloods, solving gun crime is so simple: talk to [...]

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Articles

Webinar presenter Carrie Hill  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “A Duty to Protect: Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated." Here are a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Sheriff Ray Nash (ret)  answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Introduction to the Inductive Interview System.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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During his webinar, "Introduction to the Inductive Interview System," Sheriff Ray Nash (ret) of Police Dynamics shared excellent advice for gleaning important information from interview subjects. This advice could be [...]

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Interviewing witnesses, victims and suspects is a critical skill for Law Enforcement officials. During his webinar, "Introduction to the Inductive Interview System," Sheriff Ray Nash (ret) of Police Dynamics provides [...]

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We loved this quote from Carrie Hill of the National Sheriffs Association made during his webinar, "A Duty to Protect: Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated."     To learn [...]

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Webinar presenter Bobby Ladson answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Missing Children via Online Luring."  Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Are more [...]

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Webinar presenter Peter Bellmio answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Patrol Staffing Analysis Tools.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: One audience member [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Gary Cordner answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Evidence-Based Policing: A Practical Approach." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: What [...]

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Webinar presenters Darryl Barr and Ron Nichols answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Stop Cutting Off the Ends of the Ham: An Innovative Strategy for Managing [...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Mary Lou Randour and Dan DeSousa answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Animal Cruelty Reporting: What Law Enforcement and Justice Professionals Need to [...]

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Webinar presenters Maureen McGough and Jim Doyle answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Learning from Error in Criminal Justice: A Sentinel Events Approach." Here are [...]

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Our webinar presenters answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Planning and Implementing Medication Assisted Treatment in Jails: What Justice Professionals Need to Know." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Carrie Hill of the National Sheriffs Association answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Understanding the Prison Litigation Reform Act: Impacts and Responses." Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Implicit Bias: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Stacy Jeleniewski of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "The Online Enticement of Children:&[...]

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Webinar presenters  Thomas Hargrove and Eric Witzig from the Murder Accountability Project answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "How the Murder Accountability Project Can [...]

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Webinar presenter Peter Bellmio answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Measuring Patrol Workload." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Before everybody [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon of the Minnesota Sheriffs Association and Washington County Attorneys Office answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Fair Labor Standards Act for [...]

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Webinar presenters Sabath Huttle and Krystle Curley of the King County Regional Domestic Violence Firearms Enforcement Unit answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Domestic [...]

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 Webinar presenter Carrie Hill with the National Sheriffs' Association answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Legal Issues in Today's Jails: Use of Force." [...]

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Webinar presenter Gary Cordner with the National Institute of Justice answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Leads Scholars & Agencies: NIJ Initiatives to Advance Evidence-Based Policing.&[...]

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Webinar presenters Tiffany Anderson and Candace Hammond of the Chandler Police Department answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Planning, Designing and Constructing a Public Safety [...]

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Webinar presenter Bray Barnes of the National Sheriffs' Association answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Who Ya Gonna Call at DHS?" Here are a few [...]

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Andrew Campbell shared such incredible information during his webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "Pets often absorb the fear of their family members [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of abused women report their intimate partner has threatened or harmed [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "Animals are at 11x greater risk for abuse in a home [...]

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Such incredible findings from Andrew Campbell's webinar, "Bad to the Bone: Pet Abuse, Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence." "75% of the pet abuse that occurs in the home is seen [...]

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John Thompson of the National Sheriffs' Association shared such an important reminder about the effects of officer-involved shootings of dogs, during his webinar, "Officer, Why'd You Shoot My Dog?" "When [...]

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Love Thom Dworak's reminder about the importance of being a lifelong learner from his presentation, "Who's Up Next: Succession Planning for Continuous Organizational Growth."   "I'm not only a presenter, [...]

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During their presentation, "Domestic Violence and Firearm Relinquishment: From Honor System to Actual Enforcement," presenters Sandra Shanahan and Kim Wyatt shared a great saying they learned from their own supervisor, [...]

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Webinar presenter John Thompson of the National Sheriffs Association answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Officer, Why'd You Shoot My Dog?" Here are a [...]

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Webinar presenter Cassie Johnson answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Restorative Justice Intervention Program: a Case Study." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenters Harmony Goorley answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "​Recipes for Controlling the Emotional Hijack." Here are a few of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Kimberly Miller answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Dealing with the Dark Side: How to Handle Your Most Difficult Employees." Here [...]

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Webinar presenters Kate Kimble and Dean Cunningham answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Breaking Your Own News." Here are a few of their responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Aamodt answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Hiring Great People: What Best Predicts the Performance of Law Enforcement Personnel." Here [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "What Justice Professionals Need to Know about First Amendment Speech and the Public Sector." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

Domestic violence and guns can be a lethal combination. In 2014, Washington State adopted a firearms relinquishment law allowing courts to issue “Orders to Surrender Weapons” when entering certain types of [...]

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Christina McCale

Not all law enforcement agencies have all the resources needed to effectively and efficiently investigate is a missing children's case... fortunately the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children can [...]

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Webinar presenter Andrew Reitnauer answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Latent Print Processing: Non-Porous Evidence." Here are a few of his responses.     Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

For many of us, our careers are part of identity. But just as many of us evolve over our lifespans, so too do our careers. But how do you manage [...]

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Webinar presenters Kaitlin Seale and Colleen Owens answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "The Role of America's Law Enforcement in Labor Trafficking Identification." Here [...]

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Christina McCale

Evidence-Based Practices have become a significant part of conversation throughout the justice community. But what are evidence-based practices in law enforcement? What are their role in law enforcement? And how [...]

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Christina McCale

Diversionary programs to keep kids out of the court system are important - but they're only as successful as the organizational partners who help to make the program possible. Scottsdale's [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael White answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "The Latest Research and Policy Issues Surrounding the Use of Body Worn Cameras in Law [...]

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Webinar presenters Stacey Wright and Eugene Kipniss answered a number of your questions after their presentation,  Cryptocurrencies: the Current Landscape (Part 2). Here are a few of their responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Kevin Morison answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "The Revolution in Emergency Communications." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

When you hear the phrase "human trafficking," what immediately comes to your mind? If you're like most people, you might think of sex workers or young girls in bondage. But [...]

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Christina McCale

As technology develops and evolves, so too does the opportunity for new forms of crime. But if you're still trying to understand the basics of blockchains and cryptocurrencies then be [...]

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Christina McCale

Police body cameras were initially heralded as a landmark in policing: as a way to not only monitor law enforcement officers but also to provide an additional, unbiased account of [...]

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Christina McCale

Finding and keeping great people has been a concern for all kinds of organizations for decades.  However, for a once seemingly stable profession that once could easily attract enough candidates [...]

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Webinar presenter Carrie Hill answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Issues in Today's Jail - Medical." Here are some of her responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Giglio, Brady and Discipline Disclosures: What Prosecutors and Law Enforcement Need to Know." Here are [...]

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Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "E5 Leadership." Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: You talked about [...]

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Christina McCale

Not that long ago -- in fact in some of our own lifetimes -- the idea of being able to call a single phone number for all types of emergency [...]

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Such great insight from Dr. Ed Sherman about the importance of implementing and making use of the knowledge we gain. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "The [...]

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Love this comment from Ray Nash about the role of character in the hiring process. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "Hire for character. Train [...]

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Ray Nash of the Police Dynamics Institute shared a great number of insights and ideas during his webinar, E5 Leadership.  Check out this insight about the importance of setting standards [...]

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More words of wisdom from our speaker, Ray Nash of the Police Dynamics Institute, about the importance of authenticity and leadership. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "[...]

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What a great reminder from Ray Nash about the importance of authenticity and leadership. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "Credible leaders know the essence [...]

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Such a great comment and important from Ray Nash about the role and importance of discipline. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "Failure to discipline [...]

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Love this comment from Ray Nash about how to give praise and feedback to reinforce the behaviors you want. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "E5 Leadership." "[...]

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Webinar presenters Dr. Michael White and Asst Chief Brenda Buren answered a number of your questions after their presentation, What Law Enforcement Agencies Need to Know to Implement [...]

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Love this comment from Thom Dworak about understanding, and maintaining perspective, regarding mistakes. Check out more of his insights from his webinar, "Emotional Intelligence." "Sadly, more often than not, mistakes [...]

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Christina McCale

Any time a child goes missing is a gut-wrenching moment. But when that child goes missing while in the care of others, it can be particularly devastating. While the Preventing [...]

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Webinar presenter Will Davis answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Strategic Planning as a Management Philosophy. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: Are there [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Melinda Merck answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Path from Animal Abuse to Human Abuse: Using Veterinary Forensics to Support Investigation and Prosecution [...]

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Christina McCale

Today's public safety professionals face incredible challenges: from life and death situations to agitated citizens, from on-going public scrutiny to ever-changing laws, and rising expectations. Perhaps one of the biggest [...]

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In today’s society, EQ is more important than ever in the field of public service. Check out this infographic that highlights the things John Thompson, Deputy Executive [...]

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Christina McCale

What is the Brady case and what does it have to do with you as a law enforcement officer or prosecutor? And who is Giglio? If you're confused by these [...]

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Webinar presenters Matthew Kail and Duane Bowers answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Creating a CulturOrganizationaloinal Wellness. Here are some of their responses.   Audience Question: Do [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Michael Aamodt answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Serial Murder: Discerning Fact from Fiction. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question: When [...]

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Christina McCale

There are professional standards for so many things... even within the justice profession. But very few of our professional standards involve setting expectations regarding the character of the people who [...]

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Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Resiliency and the Dynamic of Restoration. Here are some of his responses.   Audience Question:  [...]

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“When animals are abused, people are at risk; When people are abused, animals are at risk.”  People often think that animal cruelty cases are isolated from crimes [...]

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Christina McCale

Rolling out a body worn camera program for your agency is more than just handing out the equipment, demonstrating for your officers how to put on the equipment and showing [...]

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Webinar presenter Chris Lindberg answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "DNA Basics: Understanding DNA Evidence in Criminal Investigations and Prosecutions." Here are some of his [...]

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Roger Patterson

Editor's Note: ISIS “virtual caliphate”: Danger in Our Communities is a three-part series that discusses the transition of ISIS after the end of the so-called physical “caliphate” into a shadowy “[...]

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Dan Linskey, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department during the Boston Marathon bombing, shared his wisdom and ideas during his discussion about Leadership. Here's just one of his insights. "We [...]

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Webinar presenter John Thompson answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Emotional Intelligence for Law Enforcement: Hidden Keys for Survival. Here are some of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Christina McCale

Rallies and marches can be challenging for cites and law enforcement under the best of circumstances. Hate rallies, however, don't have to be the size of Charlottesville to be problematic [...]

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Christina McCale

John Wayne Gacy. Jeffrey Dahmer. Ted Bundy. Gary Ridgway. Infamous names. Notorious names. Names that have captured the imagination for years. There's a fascination about serial killers. But thanks to [...]

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 Webinar presenter Dr. Jeff Fox answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Critical Thinking and Problem Solving for Effective Decision Making. Here are some of his responses. &[...]

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Christina McCale

Very few things happen quite like they are depicted on TV, especially when it comes to crime investigation. But DNA has become more and more important to investigators and prosecutors [...]

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Christina McCale

Being a law enforcement officer and working in the justice profession is a calling: A calling to serve. A calling to protect our communities. A calling to help. That requires [...]

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Christina McCale

Once the police tape has been taken down and the memorial services concluded, somehow the surivors of a mass casualty or active shooter event have to find a way to [...]

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"I never thought it would happen here." So often, after a mass casualty event, people respond that they are shocked that such an incident could happen to them, [...]

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Christina McCale

First responders have to be prepared to interact with and deal with such a variety of individuals and situations, but one of the most unpredictable is engaging with those under [...]

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 Webinar presenter Ray Nash answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Making the Character Connection - The Dynamic of Virtue. Here are some of his responses.   [...]

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Christina McCale

It's incomprehensible the grief a family must feel when one of its members has gone missing. But often we forget that the justice professionals who work a missing persons case [...]

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Christina McCale

A long-suspected theory is finally gaining acceptance: those who abuse animals, often progress to committing more serious crimes against people and property.   Check out this recorded webinar as John [...]

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Roger Patterson

ISIS and Local Street Gangs is a series discussing traditional local street gangs and their adopting of the ISIS brand and message as has become an emerging threat in certain [...]

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Christina McCale

According to government statistics between 3-4 million children ages 3-17 are at risk of exposure to domestic violence each year.  Ninety-five percent of these cases involve female victims -- typically [...]

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Christina McCale

Most people agree that people who abuse animals are cruel. But there's an evolving line of thinking that by looking at these crimes against animals, sometimes you can also make [...]

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Christina McCale

  What does character mean to you? How would you define it? And perhaps most importantly, what role does character play in your agency or organization? To some, character is [...]

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Roger Patterson

ISIS and Local Street Gangs is a series discussing traditional local street gangs and their adopting of the ISIS brand and message as has become an emerging threat in certain [...]

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Christina McCale

Viewing images of child exploitation is nothing short of disturbing. But what if it was your job to find and remove images of children being harmed.... all day. Every day...? [...]

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Christina McCale

We continue our conversation with Marcia Williams, peer support specialist with Safe Call Now, to learn more about this organization and its unique network of services it provides to public [...]

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Christina McCale

  According to Badge of Life, "More cops die of suicide than are killed by gunfire and traffic accidents combined."And while there may be discussions or debate about the [...]

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Roger Patterson

Editor's Note: ISIS and Local Street Gangs is a series discussing traditional local street gangs and their adopting of the ISIS brand and message as has become an emerging threat [...]

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Christina McCale

When a major event happens, such as a mass casualty incident, first responder agencies can be deluged by local, national -- even international press... Not to mention social media. It [...]

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Christina McCale

Once a critical incident has begun, people have only moments before needing to take action. But without training, it's difficult to know what action to take is the right one. [...]

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Christina McCale

Critical thinking is more than just a theoretical premise to be included in college courses. At its core, critical thinking is a foundational skill -- for life, work, and certainly [...]

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Christina McCale

There is no "silver bullet" for solving gun crime. Solving gun crime requires looking at every discharge of firearms, collaboration among a region's agencies, an understanding of the processes and [...]

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Christina McCale

We've all heard that Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is important in today's workplace. Employees with EQ are more likely to persevere, have better self-control in difficult situations, and get along [...]

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Christina McCale

Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. League of the South. National Alliance. Volksfront. The Klan. Regardless of where you might live in the US, odds are there is a version of a [...]

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Christina McCale

  Often a misunderstood, forensic art is a unique skill set that can help cold cases and court proceedings alike. We talked with Forensic Artist Catyana Falsetti to learn more [...]

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Christina McCale

The Use of Force continues to be an ongoing presence in the national discussion. Whether it's the shooting of a 911 caller in Minneapolis or disturbing video of police and a [...]

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Christina McCale

It's never been more important for police officers to understand and consider all of their options prior to resorting to use of force. We spoke with Pam Davis, Director of [...]

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Christina McCale

Almost every week, somewhere in the US, there is a report of a police-involved "use of force" incident. There's usually video captured from someone's cell phone. And it almost never [...]

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Christina McCale

The popularity of TV series like Sherlock, Elementary, and real life crime shows such as Forensic Files, Cold Case Files, has regenerated the public's interest in helping law enforcement solve [...]

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Christina McCale

Technology can not only help Law Enforcement Agencies solve gun crimes faster, but help officers identify patterns, allocate resources more strategically, and address gun-related activity smarter and more efficiently. We [...]

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Christina McCale

When implemented well, Transformational Forensics can quite literally, help law enforcement agencies transform their approach to solving gun crime, thus taking criminals off the streets and making communities safer. But [...]

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Christina McCale

While cybercrime has often been thought of as a "federal matter," more and more local law enforcement agencies are starting to address and investigate crimes such as card-skimming, email compromises, [...]

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The Justice Clearinghouse

In the course of doing their jobs, officers often have to make split-second decisions — decisions that will protect the public, to prevent a suspect from evading justice or even [...]

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Christina McCale

A lot of things go into forming great police officers: recruits need to learn how to fire a weapon. They need to learn about the law. They learn defensive driving [...]

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Christina McCale

  Business principles don't always "neatly" apply to government agencies for a variety of reasons. However, when they can be applied, amazing results and dividends can be accomplished. As part [...]

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Christina McCale

Losing anyone to suicide is tragic. But losing a first responder represents a unique tragedy: someone who has spent their career putting others first, risking their life to save others [...]

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Establishing a Gun Crime Program

Based on the webinar, check out this infographic that highlights what a crime gun investigative program is, how to establish a crime gun investigative program in your agency, and [...]

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Christina McCale

Law Enforcement Officers are there to "protect and serve." It often part of why they sign up. It's often one of the things mentioned in a law enforcement agency's mission [...]

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Christina McCale

The statistics are just astonishing. 1 in 10 Americans over the age of 60 have been the victims of elder abuse. Further, "The New York State Elder Abuse Prevalence Study found that for [...]

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Christina McCale

According to Badge of Life, a police suicide prevention program, 108 Law Enforcement Officers took their own lives in 2016.  While this does show a decline, this may not be all-inclusive, nor [...]

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