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Why your agency is stronger with reserve officers
Could part-time officers help solve the police recruitment crisis? That is the question Policing Matters host and Police1 columnist Jim Dudley recently debated with fellow columnist Joel Shults as part of their State Your Case column.
The article elicited lots of reader responses, including one from Dr. Ross Wolf, who has over 30 years of experience as a full-time and reserve deputy and currently serves as president of the Volunteer Law Enforcement Officer Alliance (VLEOA). In this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley chats with Dr. Wolf about the many benefits reserve officers bring to law enforcement.
Learn more about how agencies can utilize the strengths and expertise of volunteers in this article co-authored by Dr. Ross Wolf and fellow reserve officer, Dr. Adam Dobrin.
Sexual exploitation, human trafficking and the decriminalization of prostitution
Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national non-partisan organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and public health harms of pornography.
On this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley chats with Dr. Michael Shively, who is the senior advisor on research and data analysis for NCOSE. Throughout his 30-year career in applied research, Dr. Shively has provided practitioners, legislators, agency managers and advocates with information and tools to advance their efforts to address human trafficking, sexual violence and other forms of victimization.
The many benefits of police chaplains
Law enforcement officers are often called on to provide counsel and comfort for people in need, colleagues and even their own friends and families. It is difficult for law officers to ask for help in return. Having a chaplain available for difficult times can be a blessing, whether it is with a religious affiliation or not.
On this episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley chats with Jared Altic, who is the kind of person you can count on to lend an ear - and maybe some sage advice and guidance. Jared has worked full-time in the church for over 25 years, has a long history of ministering to members of the military, law enforcement and other first responders, and started serving Kansas City (Kansas) Police Department as a police chaplain in 2018.
Jared focuses on the health and wellness of patrol officers and responds to unattended deaths such as homicides and suicides. He is also the host of the "Hey Chaplain" podcast.
Critical issues in policing in 2021
On the annual year-end episode of Policing Matters, host Jim Dudley is joined by fellow Police1 columnist, criminal justice professor and former law enforcement officer Janay Gasparini, Ph.D.
During this special episode, Jim and Janay discuss some of the biggest issues law enforcement faced in 2021, including:
COVID-19 vaccination mandates
Women in policing
Recruitment and retention
Officer support systems
Active bystandership in law enforcement
Evolving police defensive tactics training
Use of force
Dispatches from the FBINAA National Annual Training Conference
In this compendium of interviews from the FBINAA National Annual Training Conference, held in Orlando, Florida, July 7-10, Policing Matters host Jim Dudley speaks with:
Former New York City Police Commissioner and former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, about the challenges of policing today;
Bensalem Township Police Department's Director of Public Safety Fred Harran about his agency's use of Thermo Fisher's Rapid DNA to solve property crimes;
Doug Monda, founder of Survive First, about the barriers that prevent public safety personnel from getting help for mental health issues.
Understanding the crime rate in America
Crime in America is either rising, or is low, depending on where you get your news and information. One source that disseminates crime rates, statistics, reports and other information is CrimeinAmerica.net run by Leonard A. Sipes, a former police officer who worked his way through top positions within the justice system.
Sipes retired in June 2016 as the Senior Public Affairs Specialist and Social Media Manager for a federal criminal justice agency. He was the primary spokesperson for crime prevention for the federal government for 10 years as the Senior Specialist for Crime Prevention for the National Criminal Justice Reference Service and the Director of Information Services for the National Crime Prevention Council (both funded by the US Department of Justice).
In this episode of the Policing Matters podcast, host Jim Dudley chats with Leonard about understanding crime in America.
Great info and perfect timing.
The short format is perfect for my drive to and/or from work. Relevant information and objective perspective.
Excellent Police One content
Good stuff folks however we need to see more content on our national use of force failures. More on the need for grappling, frequent proficiency based training and pressure on state training commissions to reform their outdated policies failing us every night.
Was this guest a union rep for just Lieutenants? Or for officers as well?
Not one criticism of how the city or department is run.
This was like an interview from a Department PIO - not a Union VP. Either she’s trying to get promoted or the liberal hellhole of SF has these officers brainwashed.
Officers. Please be safe in SF.