Recruiting and Retaining Officers in Small and Rural Agencies.
COPS Publication https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-P426
Train Cops to be Peacekeepers Not Warriors. Article https://thecrimereport.org/2020/10/09/train-cops-to-be-peacekeepers-not-warriors-former-chief/
DOJ- $3 MILLION TO ADDRESS FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION AND CUTTING. https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USDOJOJP/bulletins/2a8ba4d
NIJ (National Institute of Justice) Examines Gang Research to Address Domestic Extremism. The Office of Justice Programs’ National Institute of Justice today published an article detailing recent NIJ-funded research, which suggests that community-focused gang programs do not help communities build resilience to emerging homegrown violent extremism because gang members and domestic extremists have too few commonalities. Article https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/gangs-vs-extremists-solutions-gangs-may-not-work-against-extremism
How new pregnancy accommodation legislation could impact feds. Legislation designed to ensure accommodations for pregnant and post-natal workers passed the House with broad bipartisan support Sept. 17, and federal employees may be especially poised to reap the benefits of the bill, should it become law. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act protects an employee’s right, whether in the public or private sector, to request reasonable accommodation for health issues related to pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions from their employer. Article https://www.federaltimes.com/management/hr/2020/09/23/how-new-pregnancy-accommodation-legislation-could-impact-feds/
The FBI Training Division’s (TD) National Academy and the FBI’s Office of Partner Engagement (OPE) have teamed up to bring you a variety of topics relevant to the needs of today’s law enforcement agencies from small to large. These webinars will allow you to provide current, no cost training opportunities for your department. Courses are open to all ranks, both civilian and sworn. Link to PDF File, FBI National Academy Webinar Course Catalog Sept_Dec 2020.pdf
Local Police Departments: Policies and Procedures, 2016, Connor Brooks, BJS Statistician, August 20, 2020 NCJ 254826. This report present statistics on selected policies and procedures of local police departments, based on data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2016 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics survey. The tables show national estimates and distributions by population served on topics such as average hours of officer training by type of training, written community-policing plans, annual operating budgets, written directives for officer conduct, written documentation for officers' display or discharge of firearms, authorized less-lethal techniques and restraints, and requirements for external investigations of deaths or use of force. Part of the Local Police Departments Series Full report (PDF 460K) Data tables (Zip format 20K)
Sheriffs' Offices: Policies and Procedures, 2016, Elizabeth Davis, BJS Statistician, August 20, 2020 NCJ 254830. This report present statistics on selected policies and procedures of sheriffs' offices, based on data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics' 2016 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics survey. The tables show national estimates and distributions by size of office on topics such as average hours of officer training by type of training, written community-policing plans, annual operating budgets, written directives for officer conduct, written documentation for officers' display or discharge of firearms, authorized less-lethal techniques and restraints, and requirements for external investigations of deaths or use of force. Part of the Sheriffs' Office Series Full report (PDF 403K) Data tables (Zip format 21K)
Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Office of Grants and Resources releases new publication to determine the needs, promising practices, and challenges of sheriffs' offices along the northern and southern borders of the United States. Download the publication PDF
NIJ Understanding Domestic Radicalization and Terrorism. Scroll down the article for links to other details on these subjects from other grant projects. This article at https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/understanding-domestic-radicalization-and-terrorism
American Defamation League. When Women are the Enemy: The Intersection of Misogyny and White Supremacy. PDF File.
Even as agencies open offices, teleworking deployment for secure work forces should still be a priority. Article at
The National Institute of Justice released report: Gaps in Reporting Human Trafficking Incidents Result in Significant Under counting. The full report is online at https://nij.ojp.gov/topics/articles/gaps-reporting-human-trafficking-incidents-result-significant-undercounting
The COPS Office is pleased to release the new publication, "Improving the Identification, Investigation, and Reporting of Hate Crimes: A Summary Report of the Law Enforcement Roundtable." Read at https://cops.usdoj.gov/RIC/ric.php?page=detail&id=COPS-W0895
Eliminating Gender Bias and Sexual Discrimination in Police Departments, Kelly Long, PsyD. Article
VA Police Will Wear Bodycams. Article https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/07/24/veterans-affairs-police-would-be-required-to-use-body-cameras-under-new-proposal
How Five Simple Words Can Get You What You Want | Janine Driver | TEDxHardingU. Janine Driver is Movement Pattern Analysis (MPA) profiler and CEO of BlueStreak Training. She is also a WIFLE Leadership Training presenter. https://youtu.be/L9UIF852Boo
Susan Carnicero, Author of Spy the Lie. Online, free, Former CIA official will teach you to spot a lie. 45 minutes. https://youtu.be/pni_kDv9BsU
July 15, 2020, The Coast Guard announced that it is naming the 11th Legend-Class National Security Cutter (NSC) in honor of Elizebeth Smith Friedman. WIFLE honors Elizebeth each year with an award named for her, the WIFLE Elizebeth Smith Friedman Intelligence Award of Excellence.
July 9, 2020, an amendment to the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968 is being filed to authorize public safety officer death benefits to officers suffering from post-traumatic stress, and for other purposes.
June 2020, the Law Enforcement Suicide Data Collection Bill was signed into law. This bill directs the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to establish a new program—the Law Enforcement Officers Suicide Data Collection Program—to prevent and understand law enforcement suicides. Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies may submit to the FBI, and the FBI must report on data about suicides and attempted suicides of current and former officers.
Thirty years of research suggests that the lack of women with a badge could be exacerbating excessive use of police force in America. Want to reform the police? Hire more women. CNN. Read https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/23/us/protests-police-reform-women-policing-invs/index.html
Read about WIFLE in the Washington Business Journal. https://www.bizjournals.com/washington/press-release/detail/4048/WIFLE-Foundation-Inc
The first female Pinkerton detective KATE Warne. Read https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/kate-warne.htm
"How can anyone honestly be interested in changing the police culture and not have the voices of women police at the table?" BY LAURA GOODMAN, JULIANN BRUNZELL, KRIS ARNESON, LINDA FINNEY, DEBORAH MONTGOMERY & LINDA S. MILLER. Read https://msmagazine.com/2020/06/23/police-leaders-speak-out-women-in-law-enforcement-must-have-a-seat-at-the-table/
Do You Know Who Invented Kevlar? Stephanie L. Kwolek, female scientist at Dupont, Read https://www.sciencehistory.org/historical-profile/stephanie-l-kwolek
Women in Policing, The Numbers Fall Far Short of the Need. Ivonne Roman, Chief of Police (Ret.), Newark Police Department. Article in Police Chief Magazine, IACP, https://www.policechiefmagazine.org/women-in-policing/
Honolulu Wants More Female Officers: Denby Fawcett: Women Make Great Cops. Now HPD Wants MoreHonolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard is hoping to achieve a force that is half female. News article at https://www.civilbeat.org/2019/11/denby-fawcett-women-make-great-cops-now-hpd-wants-more/
Code Girls: The Women Cryptographers of WWII. While Alan Turing was decrypting Nazi communication across the Atlantic, some eleven thousand women were breaking enemy code in America. News article at https://getpocket.com/explore/item/code-girls-the-untold-story-of-the-women-cryptographers-who-fought-wwii-at-the-intersection-of
2019 Federal Pay & Benefits Outlook
Republicans will sit in the House minority for the first time since 2010. In the time since the GOP took control, federal workers have endured— often through measures signed into law by former President Obama—three pay freezes, higher contributions to their retirement pensions and the erosion of civil service protections. Although the Trump administration is likely to continue to push for changes in federal compensation, it will encounter new opposition in 2019.
This new special report explores how a shift in the balance of power in Washington will have major consequences for federal workers. Publication PDF
Since 2011, the Officer Safety and Wellness (OSW) Group has worked to improve the health and well-being of the men and women of our nation’s law enforcement agencies. In its most recent meeting in October 2017, the group met to explore methods of supporting emotional health and organizational wellness, concentrating on the continuing problem of officer suicides and the growing problem of ambushes and other felonious assaults on officers. Publication PDF
Presents findings on local police departments by population served in 2013, including comparisons with previous surveys dating back to 1987. The report examines trends in the composition of local police officers by sex, race, and ethnicity. Data on the representation of female officers in local police supervisory positions are presented for the first time. It also covers the use of community policing strategies, specialized units, and task forces to address crime-related problems. Data are from the 2013 Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics (LEMAS) survey.
About 1 in 8 local police officers were female, including about 1 in 10 first-line supervisors.
Local police departments employed about 477,000 full-time sworn personnel in 2013, 35% more than in 1987.
About half (48%) of departments employed fewer than 10 officers.
More than half (54%) of local police officers were employed in jurisdictions with 100,000 or more residents.
About 27% of local police officers were members of a racial or ethnic minority, compared to 15% in 1987.
>Prior Reports 2007, 2003, 2000 (http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbse&sid=35)
WIFLE Project: Pregnancy Guidelines for Federal Law Enforcement, May 2011, Pregnancy Guidelines
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