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Trending31Jul21

July 31, 2021 Policing and COVID – It’s time to change strategy   Dear PERF member, We are at a critical inflection point in our country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. PERF has been closely ...

Trending5Jun21

June 5, 2021 How Can We Get Cops to Stop Shooting at Vehicles?    Dear PERF members,  I had never been to the morgue before. But in July 1980, then-Boston Police Commissioner Joseph Jordan asked ...

Trending8May21

May 8, 2021 The Challenge of Body-Worn Camera Video: Release Now or Wait Until Later?     Dear PERF members,  “A police department that deploys body-worn cameras is making a statement that it ...

Trending27Feb21

Feburary 27, 2021 The Unsung Heroes of Policing   Dear PERF members,  They are often the unsung heroes of modern-day police agencies. People who walk the halls of law enforcement practically unnoticed ...

Trending13Feb21

February 13, 2021 On the Difficult Issue of Race, Three Police Leaders Reflect on their Early Experiences, Navigating Their Careers, and Lessons for Others   Dear PERF members,  As our nation celebrates ...

CriticalIssues5Feb21

... not available, but many cities and states report that these trends have continued since May. PERF spoke with local and federal law enforcement officials in two cities – New York City and San Francisco ...

CriticalIssues2Feb21

PERF’s Daily Clips recently featured a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a recent study of the Philadelphia Police Department’s “scoop and run” policy, which instructs officers to transport some shooting ...

Trending23Jan21

January 23, 2021   Heeding the Call for Unity     Dear PERF members,  If you had a chance to hear President Biden’s Inaugural Address on Wednesday, you no doubt picked up on the overarching ...

CriticalIssuesJan421

... change.   For today’s report, PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler spoke with Gabe Rodriguez, who was sworn in Friday as chief of the Camden County, NJ Police Department (see photo). Chief Rodriguez ...

CriticalIssuesDec31

Today’s Daily Critical Issues report summarizes PERF’s activities in 2020, and our plans for 2021. In many ways, 2020 was a year that no one will ever forget.  In February, COVID-19 began to change the ...

TrendingDec12

Dear PERF members,  Earlier this week, George Gascón was sworn in as district attorney of Los Angeles County. He now leads the largest prosecutor’s office in the country. The platform he ran on would ...

CriticalIssuesNov12

... I’m up to any challenge.   The PERF Critical Issues Report is part of the Critical Issues in Policing project, supported by the Motorola Solutions Foundation.   PERF also is grateful to the ...

TrendingNov7

November 7, 2020 Alarming news of roving criminal gangs in Oakland   Dear PERF members,  This week I received a startling email from Susan Manheimer, who’s serving as Interim Chief of Police in ...

CriticalIssuesNov5

Last week, Jakari Young was named the next chief of the Daytona Beach Police Department. He will be sworn in tomorrow. He spoke with PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler about his path to becoming chief, ...

TrendingOct31

October 31, 2020 PERF Trending: ICAT Is Looking Like a Game-Changer Good morning, What a week it’s been. COVID is surging in most states, everyone is bracing for possible disruptions during the election ...

TrendingOct10

October 10, 2020 Unintended Consequences of Civilian Oversight of the Police   Dear PERF members,  This morning, I’d like to talk about something that is getting lost in the discussions across ...

CriticalIssuesOct6

Following up on an earlier Daily Critical Issues Report about the upcoming election, PERF spoke with police executives from four cities in states where election results are expected to be close: Las Vegas, ...

TrendingSep19

September 19, 2020 Police Executives Need to Monday-Morning Quarterback Themselves Too   Dear PERF members,  As we continue to underscore the importance of Monday-morning quarterbacking, we need ...

CriticalIssuesAugust24

... 10 years. Since 2017 he has served as the sheriff of Volusia County, Florida. PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler spoke with Sheriff Chitwood about his career, reducing use of force, and his recent ...

TrendingAugust8

August 8, 2020   We’re in a Hypercharged Political Environment  Dear PERF members,  Most police chiefs have plenty of experience, knowledge, and guidance ...

CriticalIssuesJuly29

... and other services. These programs align with the best practices for sheriffs and chiefs outlined in PERF’s 2017 report, The Unprecedented Opioid Epidemic: As Overdoses Become a Leading Cause of Death, ...

CriticalIssuesJuly10

July 10, 2020   For today’s Critical Issues Report, PERF spoke with police executives from three agencies that have seen increases in homicides and other ...

COVIDJune19

June 19, 2020   For today’s COVID-19 Report, we asked the members of PERF’s Research Advisory Board to share their thoughts on several questions: 1. What ...

CriticalIssuesJune15

June 15, 2020   In today’s Critical Issues Report, PERF addresses a use-of-force concept that has been getting some attention recently as a possible reform ...

CriticalIssuesJuly1

...    The PERF Critical Issues Report is part of the Critical Issues in Policing project, supported by the Motorola Solutions Foundation.   PERF also is grateful to the Howard G. Buffett Foundation ...

CriticalIssuesJune22

June 22, 2020   In today’s Critical Issues Report, PERF addresses an important reform on police use of force that is receiving news media attention as cities ...

Daily Critical Issues Reports

Daily Critical Issues Reports PERF publishes the Daily Critical Issues Reports to inform police executives response to a variety of critical issues. Topics include building public trust; managing demonstrations; ...

COVIDMay26

May 26, 2020   PERF’s COVID-19 coronavirus resources, including past editions of the Daily COVID-19 Report, are available at https://www.policeforum.org/coronavirus. ...

TrendingMay23

May 23, 2020   Remembering 3 Giants in the Field of Policing Research Dear PERF members, Today, I’d like to pay tribute to three people who were pillars ...

COVIDMay21

May 21, 2020   PERF’s COVID-19 coronavirus resources, including past editions of the Daily COVID-19 Report, are available at https://www.policeforum.org/coronavirus. ...

COVIDMay4

May 4, 2020   PERF’s COVID-19 coronavirus resources, including past editions of the Daily COVID-19 Report, are available at https://www.policeforum.org/coronavirus. ...

COVIDApril29

April 29, 2020   PERF’s COVID-19 coronavirus resources, including past editions of the Daily COVID-19 Report, are available at https://www.policeforum.org/coronavirus. ...

TrendingApril25

April 25, 2020   Looking forward to the return of in-person meetings Dear PERF members, For the last six weeks or more, PERF has been researching how ...

COVIDApril14

April 14, 2020   PERF’s COVID-19 coronavirus resources, including past editions of the Daily COVID-19 Report, are available at https://www.policeforum.org/coronavirus. ...

TrendingFeb15

February 15, 2020   Facial recognition, bail laws, and a new PERF report on less-lethal technologies Dear PERF members, Here is the first edition of ...

TrendingFeb22

February 22, 2020   Use of force in Volusia County, FL, body-worn camera research in Miami Beach, and reducing nonfatal shootings in Topeka, KS Dear PERF ...

TrendingApril4

April 4, 2020   Jim Collins's "Stockdale Paradox" and supporting policing friends during the COVID-19 pandemic Dear PERF members, I’d like to start ...

COVIDMarch23

March 23, 2020   Following are some more updates from PERF members about the COVID-19 issues that are emerging and how departments are addressing new concerns: ...

Resources

... that these first-line supervisors have the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to ensure a safe and coordinated response. PERF’s Toolkit is designed to help agencies prepare their first-line supervisory ...

ICAT Videos

  ICAT Videos Module 1 Multimedia Links Woman in-crisis Baltimore, MD Saint Louis Audio - 1st 911 Call - Convenience Store Saint Louis Audio - Dispatch After 1st Call Saint Louis Audio ...

Research Advisory Board

Research Advisory Board   PERF's Research Advisory Board is a group of academics, researchers, and practitioners who advise PERF's efforts to advance policing research. The Board assists PERF's staff ...

Improving the Police Response to Sexual Assault

Improving the Police Response to Sexual Assault   Introduction In 2012, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) and the Women’s Law Project (WLP) of Philadelphia were awarded a Cooperative Agreement ...

PERF Middle East Project

PERF Plays Role in Unprecedented Middle East Policing Project   On August 21, Israeli Police Commissioner Yohanan Danino and Palestinian Police Major General Hazem Atallah announced that for 18 ...