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Kyrgyzstan police officer and scholar presents Ideas in International Policing lecture on challenges from terrorism and extremism

IMG_3865Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, police agencies in the Central Asian state of Kyrgyzstan have had to deal with government corruption, poor training and a lack of resources – but now they are facing a more dangerous problem with the growth of religious extremism and terrorism, said Dr. Chyngyz Kambarov, a lieutenant colonel with Kyrgyz Interior Ministry.

Kambarov, a Fulbright Scholar and a Police Foundation International Fellow, laid out the challenges faced by police in Kyrgyzstan and neighboring Central Asian states in an Ideas in International Policing lecture at the Foundation offices Tuesday. Read More & Share

Top policy experts gather for advisory panel on developing community trust for police use of unmanned aerial systems

A panel of national experts in law enforcement, civil liberties, technology, and government policy gathered Monday as an advisory board on building community trust for police use of unmanned aerial systems. The advisory board has been assembled by the Police Foundation as part of a project to develop a guidebook for police departments that will help navigate the sometimes controversial efforts to utilize drones for searches, suspect apprehension, and crime prevention. Read More & Share

Ideas in American Policing presenter Robin Engel: Law Enforcement should strive for both effectiveness and equity in crime reduction strategies

0183EngelRobin2968The long-held belief that efforts by police to increase crime control tend to reduce attention to due process may be outdated and in need of revision, University of Cincinnati Criminal Justice Professor Robin Engel, PhD, told a Police Foundation Ideas in American Policing audience. In fact, research evidence shows that it may be possible to improve both crime reduction and preserve liberties with carefully structured enforcement strategies, she said.

Dr. Engel, the Director of the Institute of Crime Science at the University of Cincinnati and a member of the Police Foundation Research Advisory Council, presented the 18th “Ideas in American Policing” Lecture Wednesday. The series presents commentary and insight from leading criminologists on issues of interest to scholars, practitioners and policy makers. Many of the lectures are cited in research and academic journal articles. Read More & Share

OJJDP Report: OJJDP Releases Guide to Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse

OJJDP Releases Guide to Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse

OJJDP has published “Law Enforcement Response to Child Abuse.” This guide provides information to help law enforcement personnel ensure consistency in child abuse investigations, understand their role on a multidisciplinary child protection team during a child abuse case, and establish procedures and protocols for working with other professionals to meet the needs of abused children. Read More & Share

Police Foundation Welcomes Mora Fiedler as Senior Policy Analyst

Fiedler4_1The Police Foundation is pleased to welcome Mora L. Fiedler, M.A., as a senior policy analyst. Ms. Fiedler comes to the Foundation after five years with the Research and Development Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Ms. Fielder has more than 25 years’ experience working in the private and public sectors conducting criminal justice and juvenile justice research. She has published several articles on leadership, performance measurements, community policing, broken windows and officer safety and wellness. She is highly experienced in providing technical assistance, building partnership, and conducting policy studies in law enforcement agencies. Read More & Share

Police Foundation and International Association of Crime Analysts Help Law Enforcement Leaders to Integrate Crime Analysis into Their Agencies

Crime Analysis Symposium Flyer_0The Police Foundation and the International Association of Crime Analysts (IACA) are inviting law enforcement executives to a free symposium that will enable them to integrate crime analysis in order to make their agencies more effective and efficient. This unique opportunity is supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and will be led by a selected cadre of crime analysis and evidence-based policing experts.

The first in a series of national symposiums will kick off in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Wednesday, July 16th at the Microsoft Training Center in One Cambridge Center, Kendall Square, Cambridge (MA). The series, entitled “Advancing Policing Through Innovation and Science: A Crime Analysis Symposium for Law Enforcement Leaders,” will show executives how to integrate crime analysis into their policing strategies to reduce crime rates in a cost-effective way. Read More & Share

National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability Webinar

the-arc-logo-mediumThe Arc presents a National Center on Criminal Justice & Disability Webinar on the criminal justice system and victims with disabilities

“Using Model Protocols to Guide Criminal Justice Response to Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Victims with Disabilities”

Date: May 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m. EST

Speaker: Shirley Paceley, M.S., Blue Tower Training Read More & Share

Widespread media coverage of Police Foundation report on regional Southern California police response to Christopher Dorner incident

Screen Shot 2014-05-09 at 12.16.19 PMThe Police Foundation’s release this week of a comprehensive multi-media report on the regional law enforcement response to attacks by a former police officer received nationwide media coverage, appearing in more than 140 articles, television segments, and radio broadcasts. The release was especially well-covered in the Southern California media market, where more than 22 million people live. To view the online multi-media report, click here. To download a printable pdf version, click here.

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Executive Fellow Ellen Scrivner Joins National Conference on Preventing Community Violence

Dr. Ellen Scrivner joined a national plenary panel on May 1, 2014 discussing efforts to reduce gun violence through the collaboration of public health officials, lawyers and judges and the community. The panel kicked off a collaborative conference on Family and Community Violence sponsored in Washington, D.C. by the American Psychological Association and the American Bar Association. Scrivner is a Police Foundation Executive Fellow, a former Deputy Director of the National Institute of Justice, and a nationally-known expert on criminal justice policy, police behavior, and public safety and policing issues. Read More & Share

National Research Council releases major new study on the Growth of Incarceration in the United States

cover.php_The United States has the highest rate of incarceration of its citizens of any nation in the world – nearly seven times that of European nations, according to a National Research Council report released on April 30, 2014. The report found that spending on keeping people in jail and prisons has increased nearly 400 percent at the state level over the past 30 years, with similar increases at the federal and local levels.

The 464-page report found little evidence that this increase in incarceration has been the primary reason for the reduction in crime over the past decade. Commissioned by the National Institute of Justice and the MacArthur Foundation, the report took two years to prepare. Read More & Share