The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund, in partnership with the United States Department of Justice's Office of Community Policing Services (COPS), has released Making it Safer: An Analysis of U.S. Law Enforcement Fatalities Between 2010-2016 a report that contains data-driven analysis of line-of-duty deaths across an array of circumstances. The primary purpose of this report is to provide an in-depth analysis of the types of calls for police service that resulted in a law enforcement fatality, identify any emerging patterns or trends and offer recommendations which will reduce future fatalities.
Model policy on Use of Force. Titled “National Consensus Policy on Use of Force”.
BJA recently launched the Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) Toolkit. The PMHC Toolkit was developed in partnership with The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and gathers best practices and resources to help law enforcement agencies partner with mental health providers to respond appropriately and safely to people with mental illnesses.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance has a resource guide for increasing community trust, called Resource guide for enhancing community relationships and protecting privacy and constitutional rights. This resource can be found at this link: https://www.bja.gov/Publications/CommRelGuide.pdf
Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Model Policy https://www.bja.gov/Publications/IACP-SafeguardingChildren.pd
Safeguarding Children of Arrested Parents Video https://www.bja.gov/programs/cap-video.html
Effects of Electronic Stability Control on the Pursuit Intervention Technique
As electronic stability control systems have been developing, questions have emerged among researchers and practitioners of law enforcement regarding the impact of these technologies on the use of pursuit intervention techniques.
To date, a few formal and informal studies have been conducted to examine the impact of the electronic stability control technology on the Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT). Some have been conducted using computer modeling of the vehicles and others have utilized physical vehicles and live application of the Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT). These studies have provided the groundwork for this current study, which is attached, which seeks to further explore the various findings and questions developed from previous work. This study was conducted in collaboration between the Portland Police Bureau Training Division, the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training, the Lake Oswego Police Department, the Oregon State Police, Marion County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The study was shared at the ALERT Conference earlier this month and we thought you might find the results of interest and have attached a copy of the study.
Eriks Gabliks, Director Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training/DPSST