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Thoughts on Policing a Free Society: Rethinking Widely Held Assumptions Regarding Police Fuction

"In order to make the police function more workable ,to reduce the conflicting pressures on the police, and to assure that future investments in police improvement will bring greater return, we must go back to fundamentals. We must rethink widely held assumptions regarding police function; recognize the discretion inherent in police work; and establish the values basic to policing.

Thoughts on Policing a Free Society: Our Failure to Concern Ourselves...

..."Our failure to concern ourselves sufficiently with the ambiguity in the police function and with the other conflicting pressures brought to bear upon the police has substantially reduced the potential effectiveness of the most common proposals for improving police operations. Beyond this, the continuing need for compromise that these pressures have create makes police officers unusually vulnerable to criticism, pressing them to take shelter in the police subculture.

Thoughts on Policing a Free Society

"Most efforts to improve police functioning have gone forward on the assumption that prevention of crime and the apprehension of criminals are the primary tasks of th police. But these assumptions have been based more on the mythology surrounding policing than upon accurate assessment of what it is that police do. The police themselves perpetuate this myth.

8 Tips to Keep Your Home Wireless Network Secure From Hackers: a guest post from Wichly Cazeau

We all know to well the important information we keep on our PC, laptop, smartphone or tablets. Credit card numbers, online transactions statements, home address and phone numbers. The list can be endless!

It has never been more important these days to make sure our wireless networks are secure. We've come up with some tips to help you keep your network and your information safe from hackers online.

First thing is, know how your wireless network works. Many home PC networks have a router with a wireless component.

Podcast on The Command Culture Necessary to Reshape the Golden Hour of Crisis

Sand Table

George Whitney each week speaks with people making a difference in emergency management. They talk about what works, what doesn’t, how to work efficiently and how to get it done with maximum effect.

We All Lose When it's Us Verses Them!

In this powerful WINx talk, retired Superintendent in Chief Daniel Linskey of the Boston Police Department talks about law enforcement relationships with the community and within our organizations. Chief Linskey was the incident commander for Boston PD during the city's response to the Boston Marathon Bombing and understands the meaning of community engagement.

His message: We all lose when it's us verses them!

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