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Cops involved in Tamir Rice shooting tell their stories

Cops involved in Tamir Rice shooting tell their stories in newly-released videos

Until now, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback's statement offered the only public accounting from the officers' perspectives

CLEVELAND — Two and a half years after 12-year-old Tamir Rice was shot and killed by a Cleveland police officer, cleveland.com has obtained the videos - never before seen publicly -- of investigative interviews with the officers involved, Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback.

Friday, April 28, 2017
FBI will retire Summary Reporting System (SRS) and collect crime data only through National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS)

New in the CJIS Link

Going NIBRS, Part 1: Two States Share Their Stories

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension stresses the importance of communication and shares valuable lessons that may benefit other agencies planning to transition to NIBRS. Details

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
New Infographic on the Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in Law Enforcement

Police Foundation Releases New Infographic on the Use of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) in Law Enforcement

Ensuring the safety of the public is a core mission for all professional law enforcement agencies. In pursuit of this mission, law enforcement leverages many different types of tools, including new and emerging technologies. One of these latest technologies is the small-unmanned aircraft system (sUAS).
 

Monday, April 17, 2017
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Monday, April 17, 2017
Verbal Contact and Cover Protecting Your Colleagues and Your Profession

Verbal Contact and Cover Protecting Your Colleagues and Your Profession
 
Chief Harry P. Dolan (Ret.)
 
March, 2017

  
Far too often today, I believe, police officers are being ‘rope-a-doped’ by manipulative people out on the street. Taken from the tactic famously employed by boxing legend Muhammad Ali, the ‘rope-a-dope’ is when a challenging or manipulative person says things that are intentionally crafted to get under your skin, make you angry, and get you to act unprofessionally. YouTube© is filled with videos of officers who have fallen prey to the rope-a-dope by a citizen who has taunted the officer into acting like a “dope”. Individuals and organized groups with anti-police agendas are actively trying to entice officers to act inappropriately so that they can catch the officer’s reaction on video and become the next viral video sensation.

Thursday, April 13, 2017
Why Priority Management Trumps Time Management
“Time management is an oxymoron. Time is beyond our control, and the clock keeps ticking regardless of
how we lead our lives. Priority management is the answer to maximizing the time we have.”
John C Maxwell, best-selling author, speaker, & consultant on Leadership.
 
If you’re a knowledge worker, you’re probably undervaluing your time. If you waste a lot of time doing administrative things, creating your own systems and hacking excel, Google docs, and the like, you’re probably not making the most of your time. There’s also likely rudimentary tasks that you should be outsourcing to save you time, whether it be asking someone else to help you, hiring a Task Rabbit, or using a 3rd party tool or service.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Do You Have Someone Else's Monkey on Your Back?

Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the November–December 1974 issue of HBR and has been one of the publication’s two best-selling reprints ever.

For its reissue as a Classic, the Harvard Business Review asked Stephen R. Covey to provide a commentary.

Why is it that managers are typically running out of time while their subordinates are typically running out of work? Here we shall explore the meaning of management time as it relates to the interaction between managers and their bosses, their peers, and their subordinates.

Specifically, we shall deal with three kinds of management time:

Wednesday, April 12, 2017