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

Rich Martin
06 / 19 / 2019

"Stressful" could describe any of the law enforcement professions as they all routinely deal with people in highly charged situations. Additionally, there are stressors that come from operating in a [...]

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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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Jennifer H. Chin
06 / 25 / 2019

Animals seized in cruelty and blood sports cases must often be held for long periods of time until ownership is either voluntarily relinquished or the animals are forfeited as part [...]

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Amy Taylor
Michelle Welch
06 / 25 / 2019

This webinar will highlight techniques to consider when investigating dogfighting operations.  By highlighting how to investigate pedigrees and online dogfighting certificates, your expert will give corroborative evidence on the stand.  [...]

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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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Michelle Welch
07 / 11 / 2019

Animal are not stuffed animals that you can collect until you have 101 puppies or cats.  Prosecuting hoarders is a difficult job.  This segment will focus on the unique challenges of [...]

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Jeremiah Johnson
Jason Potts
07 / 11 / 2019

A police sergeant on the east coast and a police lieutenant on the west coast describe studies they have recently completed in their mid-sized departments to test the effectiveness of [...]

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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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Marisa McKeown
Ron Nichols
07 / 17 / 2019

What does it take to succeed in the investigation of crimes involving firearms?  First and foremost, it requires a collaboration of police investigators, forensic experts, and prosecutors thinking and acting [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
07 / 18 / 2019

In public sector disciplinary investigations whether of a personnel nature, potential crime or both probably no subject has more myths and misunderstandings than the interplay between the Fifth Amendment, criminal [...]

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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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Rachel Tolber
Natalie Todak
07 / 24 / 2019

To truly impact the police field, women must attain leadership positions where they can make organizational decisions, affect culture, and inspire future generations. However, in 2013, women made up only 7% of [...]

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Chase Wetherington
07 / 25 / 2019

This webinar will explore the impact of formal academic education, gender, race, age, and military service have on the number of deputy sheriff disciplinary issues. The results came from running [...]

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Estee Woods
Michael Fletcher
07 / 30 / 2019

With advanced technology, law enforcement agencies benefit from the ability to be at the right place at the right time — and with the right tools to enable critical communications so [...]

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John G. Peters, Jr., Ph.D.
07 / 31 / 2019

Force options are different than force standards, but both are important. Correctional officers must be trained about Force Standards (Fourth, Eighth, and Fourteenth Amendments) so they know how their force [...]

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James Williams
Ken Clary
08 / 01 / 2019

Sergeant James Williams with the Metro Nashville Police Department discusses how his agency used data to develop targeted traffic intervention strategies to reduce car crashes and their associated harms in [...]

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Abby Potash
08 / 07 / 2019

A family abduction occurs when a child is taken, wrongfully retained, or concealed by a parent or other family member depriving another individual of their custody or visitation rights. In [...]

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Adam Ricci
08 / 08 / 2019

A supervisory and management level training discussing the perils of change in an emerging profession. The instruction will help attendees to appreciate the less than perfect scenarios they work in [...]

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Jason Winsky
08 / 08 / 2019

This session "drills down" into programs operated by the Tucson Police Department Mental Health Support Team, including Drug Deflection, Co-responder, Peer Navigator, Crisis Intervention Training, and more. Participants will leave [...]

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David J. Rogers
08 / 13 / 2019

The complexity of jurisdiction in Indian Country is reviewed in historical context from the first encounters with European nations, the establishment of the United States until today. An analysis of [...]

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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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Ray Nash
08 / 22 / 2019

Restoring renegade officers may be our greatest leadership challenge. Most officers agree that the majority of their work-related stress stems from unhealthy internal relationships.  Unresolved conflicts can result in hurt, [...]

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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? Is your [...]

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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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Cara Rabe-Hemp
Sheryl Victorian
08 / 28 / 2019

This webinar will explore the enduring challenges women encounter in the law enforcement profession and offer strategies to navigating the police culture in an effort to encourage female interest in [...]

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Dr. Tammy McCoy-Arballo
09 / 03 / 2019

This class is designed to raise suicide awareness and provide practical intervention techniques. In addition to understanding the myths and reasons behind suicide, it’s also imperative to assess the [...]

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Jeff Sweetin
09 / 04 / 2019

This webinar will address the massive but seldom discussed market consisting of off-duty law enforcement officers providing security services for various clients.  Although this type of work has been occurring [...]

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Alexander Weiss
09 / 11 / 2019

Chicago is one of the most diverse cities in the country and, in spite of this, remains among the nation’s most segregated.   Serving the community poses some unique challenges [...]

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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 course is for [...]

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Claudine Wilkins
09 / 12 / 2019

Animal cruelty cases can be tricky due to the evidence and reporting collateral crimes to other agencies is important.  Whether you are dealing with a case involving one animal or [...]

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Rob Weinhold
09 / 18 / 2019

Crises cost time, money, customers and careers (usually in that order); and, in the worst of scenarios, lives. Whether a data breach, social media attack, bad press, litigation, investigation, civil [...]

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Richard Samuels
Michelle Welch
09 / 19 / 2019

This webinar will focus on how to do an advanced investigation into cockfighting operations. The speaker will focus on state police flyovers, wildlife cameras, surveillance, and other techniques to make [...]

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Lanae Holmes
09 / 19 / 2019

Online enticement involves an individual communicating with someone believed to be a child via the internet with the intent to commit a sexual offense or abduction. How are children vulnerable [...]

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Evie Monnington-Taylor
09 / 24 / 2019

Attracting great candidates from diverse backgrounds is crucial to building law enforcement agencies that can serve communities effectively and build trust among residents. To make an impact today, many agencies [...]

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Anne Li Kringen
Paige Valenta
09 / 25 / 2019

Administratively and academically, evaluating officers’ performance has been typically completed using simplified metrics such as the number of arrests made. Although these metrics fail to capture important nuanced details about [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
09 / 26 / 2019

In Brady v. Maryland and United States v. Giglio and a series of subsequent cases the Supreme Court placed affirmative duties on prosecutors and later law enforcement to disclose exculpatory [...]

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Stacey A. Wright
10 / 01 / 2019

We’ve all had that moment where you look at an image and think some combination of “no!” “why!” and “I’m never going to unsee this.” (And maybe even [...]

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Diane Robinson
10 / 08 / 2019

Animals are an important part of many people’s families bringing added challenges to an already crisis filled disaster event. During this webinar, we will highlight legal considerations for addressing [...]

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Mike Kersey
Linda L. Chezem
10 / 09 / 2019

This webinar will apply research-based information in a discussion to promote school safety. The discussion will provide a background that will allow the participants to identify and evaluate components for [...]

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Dan Phillips
10 / 10 / 2019

Mentally ill people are over-represented in the criminal justice system.  Law enforcement officers and jail staff must deal regularly with people who have schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, PTSD, and other [...]

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David J. Rogers
10 / 17 / 2019

The epidemic of Missing or Murdered Native American females has only recently begun to get some notice but the problem has existed for decades. A big part of this dilemma [...]

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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 conduct? [...]

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Chris Jones
10 / 29 / 2019

In this webinar, we will discuss the importance of conducting a formal security and vulnerability assessment as well as creating a diversified assessment team with adequate representation from various school-based [...]

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Margery Broadwater
10 / 31 / 2019

This webinar will outline the enhanced features of the FBI's Next Generation Identification, Interstate Photo System: submission of mug shot photos; scars, marks and tattoos; and methods of photo retrieval. [...]

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Jason Ratcliff
Darrah Metz
Kimberly Miller
10 / 31 / 2019

Policing in a ‘post-Ferguson’ world has left many law enforcement agencies asking how they can better reach their communities. In March 2017, Sheriff Dallas Baldwin of the Franklin County Sheriff’s [...]

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Leslie A. Hagen
11 / 05 / 2019

Tribal communities, like all other communities, can be impacted by sex trafficking. Victims of sex trafficking frequently suffer horrific abuse for prolonged periods of time with devastating emotional and physical [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
11 / 05 / 2019

It seems nearly every week popular media reports cases of situations where public employees post a social media comment first and think about those impactions only after the genie is [...]

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Jenny Edwards
11 / 07 / 2019

Arrests for bestiality are on the rise. If it hasn't occurred in your jurisdiction yet, it likely will at some point. Research indicates that 34% of animal sex abusers also sexually [...]

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Karen Solomon
Amy Morgan
11 / 12 / 2019

This webinar will combine the mental health education of Amy Morgan, MSC (Academy Hour) with the law enforcement suicide statistics and stories from Karen Solomon (Blue H.E.L.P.), [...]

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Diane Robinson
11 / 12 / 2019

Equine husbandry standards vary based on geography, housing, size, age, and a host of other factors. Appreciating the unique welfare needs of horses that are involved in suspected criminal neglect [...]

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Wes Dotson
11 / 14 / 2019

The goal of this webinar is to familiarize professionals working in the justice system with the behavioral characteristics, common challenges, and most effective support strategies to use when dealing with [...]

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Stephen Luce
Rich Myers
Joseph Flies-Away
Linda L. Chezem
11 / 19 / 2019

Rural communities face unique challenges in dealing with alcohol misuse and drug use violations. This webinar will address the evaluation criteria for research for both law enforcement and offender programming [...]

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Kimberly Miller
11 / 20 / 2019

With up to 80% of all organizational problems rooted in poor communication, employees and supervisors are not nearly as adept as they should be in the way they send and receive [...]

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Jonathan Parker
11 / 21 / 2019

This training module encourages and equips Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Professionals, and their family members, to guard the six most vulnerable areas of life to promote health and well-being. [...]

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Claudine Wilkins
12 / 05 / 2019

Liability can occur in various forms. Whether it is an officer-involved dog shooting, animal cruelty, dog bites, improper seizure of an animal, premise liability, malicious prosecution, or other actions, we [...]

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Michael Gomez
12 / 05 / 2019

This Webinar will examine the concept of traumatic stress as it relates to children and adolescents who had Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  This webinar is meant to be a second [...]

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Jonathan Parker
12 / 10 / 2019

This training module encourages and equips Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Professionals, and their family members, to guard the six most vulnerable areas of life to promote health and well-being. [...]

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Kimberly Miller
12 / 11 / 2019

Although conflict is a daily fact of life, most of us never really learned how to engage in it effectively. What's worse is that our dysfunctional patterns of how we [...]

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David J. Rogers
01 / 09 / 2020

It has been shown that Indian Country suffers from higher addiction rates than the national average, especially when it comes to methamphetamine. This session will look at the impact of [...]

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Chris Jones
01 / 14 / 2020

This webinar will cover the different Myers-Briggs personality type dichotomies.  By understanding these dichotomies, participants will better understand the innate personality traits of not only themselves but their coworkers as [...]

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Dan Phillips
Brandon “Choe” Sergent, M. Th.,
01 / 15 / 2020

Religious ministries have the potential to help jail staff, incarcerated people, and family members.  Too often, unfortunately, there is unintended friction between jail staff and religious volunteers.  This friction can [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
01 / 23 / 2020

In this three-part webinar series, you will receive an overview and survey of how these cases are being investigated and presented for prosecution consideration, and changing trends in response to [...]

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Adam Leath
01 / 30 / 2020

The animal control officer, law enforcement officer, or humane investigator's success depends on their ability to leverage both public and private partnerships in the field. This is especially true when [...]

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Claudine Wilkins
02 / 25 / 2020

Many professionals are involved in dangerous dog cases. Learn how important your role is in the cases. This presentation is ideal for law enforcement, animal control officers, prosecutors, 911 dispatchers, EMTs, [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
02 / 27 / 2020

In this three-part webinar series, you will receive an overview and survey of how these cases are being investigated and presented for prosecution consideration, and changing trends in response to [...]

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David J. Rogers
03 / 12 / 2020

After federal and state land ownership, combined Indian Country lands are the thirds largest in the United States. Justice services in Indian Country varies widely in resources, capabilities and abilities. [...]

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Chris Jones
03 / 31 / 2020

Community involvement can drastically improve the effectiveness of law enforcement.  Getting the community involved and onboard with various programs can be difficult at times.  This webinar will cover ways law [...]

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Rick Hodsdon
04 / 02 / 2020

In this three-part webinar series, you will receive an overview and survey of how these cases are being investigated and presented for prosecution consideration, and changing trends in response to [...]

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Recorded Webinars

Corey Yunke

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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Rich Martin

"Stressful" could describe any of the law enforcement professions as they all routinely deal with people in highly charged situations. Additionally, there are stressors that come from operating in a [...]

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Jason Winsky

Responding to those experiencing mental health challenges or addiction requires a unique set of skills that many in law enforcement simply don't have. Knowing the challenges facing their jurisdiction, the [...]

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Adam Leath

**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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Jessica Rock

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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Peter Bellmio

The criminal investigations process as one that begins with call takers and ends when cases are prosecuted. During this webinar we will discuss: · Effective quality control for preliminary investigations and [...]

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Caroline Teague

Every year children in the United States are wrongfully removed or retained by a parent or family member. When a child is abducted by a family member, the parent who [...]

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Denise Beagley

People can be traumatized by many things: from natural disasters to neglect, from abuse to bullying, as well as crime. This trauma can have ripple effects throughout the person’s [...]

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Ivonne Roman

The number of women in policing has remained stagnant over the past 20 years, hovering near 13% nationally.  Research since the 1970s finds that policewomen are less likely to generate citizen complaints [...]

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Sam Johnson
Steve Levorchick
AJ "Andy" Louderback
Jason Henkel

An experienced panel of law enforcement and military experts discuss today's body armor options, how they differ from the past, and what YOU need to know about the armor that's [...]

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Robin Timme

According to the Federal Office of Justice Programs, levels of stress in the correctional environment are some of the highest occupational levels anywhere. Several studies have identified implications like significant [...]

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Mark Warren

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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Janee’ Boswell

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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Claudine Wilkins

Multi-animal impounds can occur in urban and rural areas and they can very difficult to coordinate. The cost involved with these cases can run high and relinquishment or utilizing pre-conviction [...]

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Eric Witzig
Thomas Hargrove

Every year, at least 5,000 killers get away with murder. Founded in 2015, The Murder Accountability Project (MAP) is the nation's most complete accounting of case information for more than 752,000 homicides going [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

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 to [...]

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Robert "Sully" Sullenberger
Jason Oehlkers
Jim Wolfinbarger

Successful investigations all rely on an agency’s ability to make the connections between various types of digital evidence. While the volume, size, and complexity of digital evidence are growing, [...]

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Andrew Campbell

Living in a home where domestic violence occurs tend to have a negative effect to its inhabitants. It is a common misconception that kids do not get affected by volatile [...]

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Gregory McDonald
Michael Delaney
Andre Brooks
Reginald Ware Jr.

Crime scene investigation has got to be the most exciting, if not glamorized, part of policing – after all, countless movies and TV shows have been made inspired by it. In [...]

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Jeff Fox

Teachers are probably one of the world’s most important human resource – they are the ones who lay the foundations of society by honing skilled and educated individuals. Teachers and [...]

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

Suicide was the leading cause of death in jails in 2014. It also impacts everyone surrounding the incident including inmates and corrections personnel. While there is no fool-proof way to prevent [...]

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Wendy Stiver
Cory S. Nelson

Opioid use and abuse had been declared an epidemic. It does not distinguish between race, gender, age or economic conditions – everyone is at risk, and too many lives taken from [...]

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Mark Warren

The Workplace Violence webinar series started with a brief overview on the dynamics of the actors, the causes, types, phases, and impact of critical incidents. It also delved into the [...]

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Michelle Welch

For some courts, animal cruelty cases are not given as much time or attention, a complete injustice to animals that have been neglected and harmed. Thus, it is important to [...]

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Stacey A. Wright

A majority of our lives are now online whether we sign up for it or not. Public records for one, are now available digitally or stored digitally by the public [...]

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Corey Yunke

There’s a common misconception that social media management is fast, free and easy. Unlike our personal social media accounts, managing social media for an organization requires a working budget, [...]

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David Stephens
Harmony Goorley, MA, LCPC, LSOTP

A significant number of those incarcerated are affected by trauma. Since part of correctional facilities’ goals is to affect behavior change and rehabilitation, ensuring that re-traumatization does not take place [...]

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Shon F. Barnes
Daniel Stewart

Evidence-based methods have been utilized in medicine and sciences for a significant time and it has resulted in desirable results. Evidence-based policing is a practice that is being embraced by [...]

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Estee Woods
Michael Fletcher

With the constant innovation in technology and its risks which we have to face daily, public services cannot settle on subpar standards and solutions. Given the urgent nature of law [...]

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Carrie Hill

Instilling discipline is one of the critical roles of correctional facilities. Inmate discipline is a management tool to ensure the safety of the inmates and the corrections staff, maintain order [...]

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B.J. Spamer

NamUs is a powerful tool designed to assist with missing and unidentified persons cases. Traditionally, searches take long – years or even decades pass before a case is finally resolved. Using [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), first enacted in 1990 and amended in 2009 was put into place to eradicate discrimination against individuals with disabilities. In the workplace setting, ADA works to [...]

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Alana Negroni

Law enforcement has always been an adrenaline-driven field, it is the nature of the job. Some of the incidents police officers find themselves are a little bit more critical than [...]

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Erin Albright
Colleen Owens

Issues in immigration arise due to instances of labor trafficking – a modern form of slavery where people are being taken advantage of because of their economic conditions. Investigating these cases [...]

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Michelle Welch

Investigation and prosecution are two complex aspects of criminal justice. This gets even more tricky when the law to be applied is relatively new. Brought about by a new awareness [...]

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Mark Warren

On February 15, 2019, another shooting incident took place – this time around, it is in Aurora, Illinois. Gary Martin, a worker at Henry Pratt Co., open fired and killed five other employees, [...]

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Carolyn Sufrin, MD, PhD

Correction facilities are now playing a significant role in public health. The range of health conditions that jails and prisons deal with run the gamut. Those incarcerated are likely to [...]

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Ray Nash

People don’t always tell the truth, some individuals lie profusely, while some just do it if it means they would get out of trouble. In the field of criminal [...]

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Nick Mastrocinque
Seena Gressin

As technology advances, so shall opportunistic individuals who will find ways to conquer the system for selfish interests. In 2016, 26 million fall victim to identity theft with a total financial loss [...]

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Kimberly Miller

With the growing amount of professional coaches and leadership strategies that are out there, it can get overwhelming which of them will suit us best – from stylish buzzwords, clever mnemonics [...]

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Martha Smith-Blackmore, DVM

When people talk about investigations and case, the most common individuals envisioned to be involved in these are police officers, detectives, and lawyers. Rarely are veterinarians what would be a [...]

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Ray Nash

Sheriff Ray Nash is back on Justice Clearinghouse for the second part of his two-part webinar special on Inductive Interview. In the previous installment of the course, he introduced concepts [...]

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Peter Bellmio

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 on local needs. [...]

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Wayne C. Beyer, Esq.

Use of force is one of those cases that is always open for public debate. Law enforcement is scrutinized so many times for such incidents. Numerous factors are considered, and [...]

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Roger Blevins
Dyanne Greer

Abusive head trauma/inflicted traumatic brain injury cases (formerly “shaken baby syndrome”) are among the most difficult child physical abuse cases to prosecute.  Investigators & prosecutors are often overwhelmed when [...]

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Leigh Anne Garrard

The link between animal cruelty and other forms of violent crimes is being recognized by more and more sectors that are involved in the cases. This awareness is creating an [...]

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Rick Hodsdon

The Family Medical Leave Act is one of the major pieces of legislation adopted in the early 1990s. It requires nearly all public employers to provide up to 12 weeks per [...]

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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

Various research and numerous cases have substantiated the link between animal abuse to other forms of violent crime.  And for this webinar, Michelle Welch will discuss this phenomenon, providing case [...]

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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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Andrew Campbell

Children who witnessed abuse or have been abused themselves are at a higher risk to become violent during adulthood. Several studies have established the link between animal abuse and other [...]

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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 job to [...]

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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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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 the [...]

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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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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 rights, they [...]

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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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Ed Sherman, Psy.D.

There are many values and virtues that we are all taught from school to our jobs when it comes to surviving and living our lives. All of these are valuable, [...]

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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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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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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 accomplish the [...]

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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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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 for the [...]

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Webinar presenters Col. Sam Johnson, Sheriff Steve Levorchick, Sheriff Andy Louderback, Skip Gavorski, and Jason Henkel answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Is Your Body Armor Helpful [...]

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Webinar presenter Janee Boswell answered a number of your questions after her presentation, 2013 Colorado Floods: Boulder's Emergency Animal Air Rescues. A Military and Animal Control Collaboration. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenter Jason Oehlkers, Robert "Sully" Sullenberger, and Jim Wolfinbarger answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Beyond Body-Worn: Boulder County's Digital Evidence Strategy. Here are just a [...]

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Webinar presenters Greg McDonald and Michael Delaney answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Crime Scene Responsibilities for the First Responder. Here are just a few of their [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Federal Statutes and Who is Not Allowed to Possess Firearms. Here are just a few of his [...]

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Whether you grew up watching Gun Smoke, fantasizing about driving a Ford Gran Torino like Starsky & Hutch, or working cases like the Law & Order crew, being a "good [...]

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Webinar presenter Mark Warren answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Threats & Risk Assessments of Workplace Violence for Justice Agencies. Here are just a few of his [...]

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Webinar presenters Victoria Riechers and Lindsay Ashworth of the Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence answered a number of your questions after their presentation, The Neurobiology and Traumatic [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. John Peters answered a number of your questions after his presentation, Suicide Identification, Prevention, and Policy Failure. Here are just a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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During his NSA/NACA webinar with Mike Brown, John Thompson shared this great reminder about the importance of taking ownership of one's own personal safety and the role it plays [...]

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Christina McCale

The National Institute of Justice's LEADS Scholar Program is taking applications for its next cohort of scholars. Applications are due May 31, 2019. The program, founded in 2014 in partnership with the IACP, [...]

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Falcon, Inc's Harmony Goorley and Dr. David Stephens shared some incredible information about trauma in incarceration settings during their webinar, "Balancing Order & Recovery: Blueprints for a High-Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail."  [...]

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Webinar presenters  Deputy Chief Shon Barnes and Captain Dan Stewart answered a number of your questions after their presentation, Implementing Evidence-Based Policing: Lessons from LEADS Scholars Research.  Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenter BJ Spamer from NamUs answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Using NamUs to Resolve Missing & Unidentified Persons in Indigenous Person Cases. Here are just [...]

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Webinar presenters Julie Schoen and Kim  D'Amico answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Using the New Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement: A New Tool to Help [...]

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Webinar presenter Stacey Wright from the MS-ISAC answered a number of your questions after her presentation, Cyber Threat Landscape Update (Spring 2019).  Here are just a few of her responses.   [...]

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Julie Schoen provided a wealth of information for justice professionals during her webinar,  Using the New Elder Abuse Guide for Law Enforcement: A New Tool to Help in Elder Abuse [...]

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Adam Ricci provided a wealth of information during his webinar, Advanced Components of Animal Cruelty Investigations. Here's just one of his reminders for investigators. “Your interaction with a scene immediately [...]

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Dr. David Stephens made some excellent points during his webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail. Here's one we thought was particularly important. “We can [...]

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We loved this statement Harmony Goorley made during her webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail about the importance of inmate wellness. “When inmates feel [...]

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We loved this statement Harmony Goorley made during her webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail about the correlation between staff and inmate wellness. “Our [...]

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We loved this statement Harmony Goorley made during her webinar, Balancing Order and Recovery: Blueprints for a High Performing, Trauma-Resilient Jail about the importance of inmate wellness. “When staff ignores [...]

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We know that most inmates have some level of trauma in their background. But what about your correctional officers? Correctional officers have some of the highest levels of stress of [...]

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We loved this important reminder that Deputy Chief Shon Barnes made during his webinar, Implementing Evidence-Based Policing: Lessons from LEADS Scholars Research.   "Leaders must be able to recognize talent." &[...]

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Christina McCale

From child abuse and emotional abuse, to witnessing the horrors of what adults can do to each other, trauma is a major part of an inmate's history and psychological makeup, [...]

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Webinar presenter Alana Negroni of The Counselling Team International  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “The Impact of an Officer Involved Shooting.” Here are a few of [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “Creating an Animal Abuse & Cruelty Unit.” Here are a few of her responses.   Audience Question: [...]

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Webinar presenter Adam Ricci answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Advanced Components of Animal Cruelty Investigations.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: One [...]

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Webinar presenter Mark Warren answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Understanding Workplace Violence: Operationalizing Your Prevention Strategies in a Justice Environment.” Here are a few of his [...]

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Webinar presenter Dave Rogers answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Cultural Awareness for Probation Officers and Justice Professionals.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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We know sentiments like this are as the result of our incredible team of people and associations we work with. A special thanks to these extraordinary partners, National Law Enforcement [...]

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We loved this quote Amy Morgan made during her webinar, The Trauma of First Response to Cruelty.   "People who care more, hurt more."     Click Here to Watch [...]

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Webinar presenter Amy Morgan answered a number of your questions after her presentation, The Trauma of First Response to Cruelty. Here are a few of her responses.   Audience Question:  [...]

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Webinar presenters Nicholas Mastrocinque and Seena Gressin answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Identity Theft and Consumer Fraud Investigations." Here are a few of their responses.   &[...]

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Webinar presenter Sheriff Ray Nash (ret) answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “The 10 Types of Lies.” Here are a few of his responses.     Audience Question: [...]

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Dr. Mary Lou Randour the Animal Welfare Institute and Dan DeSousa of San Diego County's Animal Service Department  shared some incredible insights and advice during their webinar, “Animal Cruelty Reporting: [...]

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Michelle Welch of the Virginia Attorney General's Office shared some incredible insights and advice during her webinar, "Combatting Cock Fighting: What Investigators and Prosecutors Need to Know." Here’s just [...]

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Carrie Hill of the National Sheriffs Association shared some incredible insights and advice during her webinar, “A Duty to Protect: Mental Health Care to the Incarcerated.” Here’s just one [...]

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Webinar presenter Sheriff Ray Nash (ret) answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Part 2: Introduction to the Induction Interview System." Here are a few of his responses.   [...]

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Webinar presenter Peter Bellmio answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Patrol Work Scheduling." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: Could you tell what [...]

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Webinar presenter Wayne Beyer answered a number of your questions after his presentation, "Police Liability: Recent Developments under 1983." Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: What is [...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Martha Smith Blackmore answered a number of your questions after her presentation, "Working with Your Vet to Document Animal Maltreatment." Here are a few of her responses. &[...]

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Webinar presenter Dr. Mahri Irvine answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Domestic Violence 101: What Justice Professionals Need to Understand about the Dynamics, Contexts, and Roots of this [...]

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Webinar presenter Corey Yunke answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “Launching Your Social Media Program.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience Question: How do [...]

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Webinar presenters Dan DeSousa and Nick Lippincott answered a number of your questions after their presentation, "Bad Dogs, Bad Dogs Whatcha Gonna Do? The Designation and Regulation of Vicious/Dangerous [...]

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Webinar presenter Eric LaScola  answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “How Speech Recognition Technology is Transforming Police Reporting.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Michelle Welch  answered a number of your questions after her presentation, “The Link between Animal Abuse and Human Abuse.” Here are a few of her responses.   Audience [...]

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Webinar presenter Rick Hodsdon  answered a number of your questions after his presentation, “The Family Medical Leave Act for Justice Professionals.” Here are a few of his responses.   Audience [...]

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During his webinar on Officer Survival for Correctional and Detention Officers, author Scott Kirshner asked our audience, "In the course of your job duties, have you been: Verbally Abused Physically [...]

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We loved this quote from Scott Kirshner, author of  Officer Survival for Correctional and  Detention Officers, made during his webinar. "A lot of the information you hear in trainings or [...]

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It's important to talk through decisions, conflicts etc. But as Dr Jeff Fox reminded us during his webinar, "Communications Skills for All Occasions,” then there's a time to take action [...]

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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 her 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 Know." [...]

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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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