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Breaking Down Barriers to Support Law Enforcement Wellness

To implement effective law enforcement wellness programs, it’s critical to reduce the barriers that...

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5 Ways to Support Officer Wellness in Your Law Enforcement Agency

Improving wellbeing and mental health in law enforcement is more important than ever. Here’s what...

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4 Tips to Prevent and Reduce Burnout in Law Enforcement

Learn how to recognize burnout and discover 4 tips to help prevent and reduce it in your law...

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The importance of checklists in healthcare and law enforcement

Checklists play an important part in healthcare, law enforcement, manufacturing, and business by...

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Law enforcement grant funding

Financial support is available for policing, but you need to be prepared before you apply.

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Police de-escalation training and techniques

De-escalation training & techniques for police help resolve interactions between officers & the...

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4 Ways to extend law enforcement training dollars

Learn how to get funding for training and use your training budget as optimally as possible.

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Incident command policy: Defining system roles and responsibilities

The incident command structure (ICS) is the foundation of firefighting and emergency operations,...

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How to develop effective communication in law enforcement

Effective communication in law enforcement agencies is clear, concise, easy to understand, and...

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Communicable disease policy in law enforcement

A communicable disease policy can protect your officers and keep them safe from a variety of...

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Law enforcement active shooter response policy

An active shooter policy helps you protect your community, save lives, and explain exactly who's...

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How to write a law enforcement pursuit policy

Police departments across the country are being urged to review and revise their law enforcement...

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Racial profiling policies in law enforcement

Racial profiling policies in law enforcement help reduce tension and build trust between a police...

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How to write your police take home vehicle policy

A law enforcement take home car policy can help a department save money, extend the life of their...

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Policy management software for law enforcement agencies

An efficient solution that can protect your agency from liability.

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Best practices for police policy and procedure manuals

Key tips to help you modernize your department’s policy manual.

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Importance of law enforcement policies and procedures

At a time when agencies face more scrutiny than ever, strong policy protects your officers and your...

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Guide to policy management in law enforcement

The most important things you need to know about policy management, and how it can strengthen your...

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How to acquire funding from the American Rescue Plan Act

An overview of how to unlock funds for use within your agency.

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Compliance Management Software: Why Google Drive Isn't Enough

It’s time for an effective, secure, and dynamic storage tool that supports your compliance...

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Increase Trust and Transparency With Public-Facing Documents

PowerDMS helps the public sector share crucial information with their communities, simplifying the...

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Police Policies and Procedures Manual Best Practices

It’s standard practice for any police department to have a policy manual.

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Constitutional Policing vs. Community Policing

Constitutional policing and how that matches up with policing in the community is debatable. We...

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Adopting the Guardian Mindset

Instead of turning to use of force, police officers will be safer and more effective if they adopt...

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Writing effective policies and procedures in law enforcement

What you need to know to develop a legally defensible policy and procedure manual and set your...

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Consequences of poor policy management in law enforcement

The challenges of law enforcement today, and what can happen if your agency fails to modernize its...

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Safe Policing for Safe Communities With PowerDMS

On June 16, 2020, the President of the United States signed into law an Executive Order on Safe...

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Writing Your Department’s Body-Worn Camera Policy

A step-by-step guide to crafting effective body-worn camera policy for your law enforcement agency.

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Six Layers of Liability Avoidance

Since the 1990s, law enforcement leaders have used a system of six layers of liability avoidance....

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Understanding the National Consensus Policy on Use of Force

Read this expert analysis of the National Consensus Policy on Use of Force. Here are some of the...

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Writing Effective Police Policies for Transgender People

Putting a police transgender policy in place to protect the rights of transgender suspects and...

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Benefits of Police Accreditation

Police accreditation has far-reaching benefits that touch every avenue of your department.

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Critical Police Content at Critical Moments

How Cleveland (TN) Police Department drives accountability while saving $19,000 on paper.

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Sanctuary Cities and Law Enforcement

Sanctuary cities have been controversial since their inception. But the debate over sanctuary...

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Millennials in Law Enforcement: Recruiting, Training, Supervising

Leading millennials in law enforcement has its own challenges and opportunities. Starting from the...

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5 Tips for Law Enforcement Crisis Communication Success

By following the best practices in crisis communication for Law Enforcement, your team can ensure...

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Law Enforcement Training Best Practices

If you want your police officers to be successful in their jobs, training is an essential part of...

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Seven Benefits of Online Training in Law Enforcement

Online training software lets you create customized courses for your employees to complete on their...

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Importance of Police Training Records Management

Effective police training records management can protect your agency, reduce training costs, and...

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Law enforcement body camera policy

Developing solid policy is a foundational part of creating an effective body camera program. Here...

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Breaking Down Silos in Public Safety

We sat down with Commander Ana Lalley and Battalion Chief Richard Carter from Elgin, IL, to learn...

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Beyond CALEA Accreditation

Accreditation, whether with CALEA or other accreditation bodies, is only the tip of the iceberg in...

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What Is the State of Policy in Law Enforcement?

PowerDMS is conducting an updated study on the state of policy in law enforcement in 2017, and we...

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IACP's National Consensus Policy on Use of Force, Now What?

How to implement and adapt the IACP's police use-of-force policy recommendations to improve your...

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Writing Your Police Departments Drone Policy

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, are becoming a key tool in helping law enforcement support and...

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Complete guide to online police training

How to implement an online training program in your police department.

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Winder Police uses cloud-based system for accountability

Winder police use PowerDMS policy management software for training and policy and procedure...

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Writing Your Department's Social Media Policy: A Step-by-Step Guide

Social media can certainly be a helpful tool for law enforcement, but writing an effective social...

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How to ensure compliance with department policies and procedures

In order for any organization to operate effectively, compliance with department policies and...

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The 3 levels of police accountability

Police officers are held to higher standards by their community, but it's the top brass who should...

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Interagency Collaboration in Law Enforcement

Interagency collaboration in law enforcement helps pool resources, prepare for emergencies, and...

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Police De-escalation Training Policy Shift

There has been a shift in police de-escalation policies and procedures, moving towards an approach...

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Narcan policy for law enforcement

What is Narcan? And how can your agency craft effective policy to combat drug overdose? Here are...

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New Technology in Law Enforcement

Historically, law enforcement has always been on the forefront of using technology to improve...

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Law enforcement use-of-force policy

The importance of law enforcement use-of-force policy, key things to consider as you craft policy...

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What Is Constitutional Policing?

With distrust of police at an all-time high, constitutional policing is more important than ever....

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Law enforcement social media policy

Creating and maintaining an effective social media policy can help ensure that social media helps...

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Law enforcement drone policy

With the increased use of drones both by civilians and government agencies, it’s essential for your...

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Policing the mentally ill

Policing the mentally ill is one of the biggest challenges facing officers today. Here are some of...

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12 crucial law enforcement policies

These are the most critical law enforcement policies that every police department should study,...

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[Press] Maricopa PD Uses Technology to Keep Officers on the Street

Technology keeps cops on the streets serving the community.

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A Word From the CEO on the Dallas Tragedy

PowerDMS, Josh Brown, offers his thoughts and condolances to the Law Enforcement family

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