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Partner News: Two Police Chiefs Honored at 2013 Innocence Network Conference

The Innocence Network honored two innovative police chiefs last week at the annual Innocence Network Conference for their work to reform the criminal justice system to prevent wrongful convictions: William G. Brooks, III, Chief of the Norwood, Massachusetts Police Department, and Darrel Stephens, former Chief of the Charlotte Police Department. More information can be found at the following link. Read More & Share

New Publication: Police independent oversight in Australia and New Zealand

15614263.2013.767093.fp_.png_v03Congratulations to Dr. Garth den Heyer, Senior Research Fellow, for his recently published article in Police Practice and Research: An International Journal. The article, titled “Police independent oversight in Australia and New Zealand”, discuses the effectiveness and accountability of independent oversight organizations on policing organizations. The abstract is available below and the full text can be found at the link. Read More & Share

Challenges to Policing Terrorism in Pakistan: A Police Foundation Report

In this paper, Ahmad Ishaque Jehangir, Deputy Inspector General of the Police Service of Pakistan, and a 2012-13 Humphrey Fellow, describes the range of challenges facing Pakistan’s domestic security. Pakistan’s police force is underresourced, poorly trained, badly paid, low in morale, and viewed with suspicion. Terrorist attacks have escalated in the last decade, and law enforcement in Pakistan needs significant reform in order to effectively counter the increasing terrorism and insurgency that is gripping the nation. Read More & Share

Policing and Society: Dr. Garth den Heyer on Militarization in Policing

Senior Research Fellow Garth den Heyer‘s article, Mayberry Revisited: A Review of the Influence of Police Paramilitary Units on Policing, was recently published in Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy. In his paper, Dr. den Heyer refutes the proposition that policing has increased in militarization and analyzes earlier survey findings and subsequent literature in a wider context, which includes the argument of the professionalization or the evolution of policing. Read More & Share

Bulletproof Vest Partnership – Applications now being accepted

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Bulletproof Vest Partnership (BVP) application funding period.

Applications for FY 2013 BVP funds will be accepted beginning Monday, April 8, 2013. All applications must be submitted online by 6:00 pm (Eastern Time), Monday, May 20, 2013.

Further information, eligibility criteria, and the online application can be found on the BVP website. Read More & Share

Jim Bueermann Testifies Before House Appropriations Committee

On March 21, Police Foundation President Jim Bueermann testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies. In his testimony, Bueermann focused on the importance of evidence-based policing as a practical solution to the challenge of balancing public safety, available funds, and taxpayer expectations. Read More & Share