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Have COVID-19? Cops May Have Your Neighborhood on a “Heat Map”
Critics call high-tech maps overreach, but police say they keep officers safe.
Why So Many Police Are Handling the Protests Wrong
Disproportionate use of force can turn a peaceful protest violent, research shows.
October 30, 2018
Why Police Should Embrace Communities—Not Shut Them Out
A former police chief on why the job should be more than “runnin’ and gunnin’.”
May 21, 2017
Jeff Sessions Could Learn Something From Fox’s New Cop Show
A former senior DOJ official says ‘Shots Fired’ gets right what the AG gets wrong.
March 13, 2017
Crime Hotspots Need Investments, Not Just Policing
Anti-crime strategies should try to fix what makes hotspots prone to violence.
July 12, 2016
Who Loves Pokémon Go? The Police.
Officers seize on the latest craze for fun — and plenty of safety tips.
October 23, 2015
How to Build Trust in Policing
Measure what really matters.
May 26, 2015
Policing the Police
As the Justice Department pushes reform, some changes don't last.
February 20, 2015
Just Buy the Boy a Bike
Can classic community policing prevent terrorism?
December 2, 2014
What You Need to Know About Body Cameras
Police cams are all the rage. Are they the answer?