Law Enforcement http://americancityandcounty.com/taxonomy/term/6610/more en Frustrated, demoralized Seattle police officers leave department http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/frustrated-demoralized-seattle-police-officers-leave-department <div class="node-body article-body">Due to frustrations over local politics and steadily declining morale, Seattle police officers are leaving the force in what the city’s police union is calling a “mass exodus.”</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/frustrated-demoralized-seattle-police-officers-leave-department" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/frustrated-demoralized-seattle-police-officers-leave-department#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 09 Jul 2018 19:07:00 +0000 82521 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A Seattle Police Car. Image via<a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_Police_Department#/media/File:Seattle_Police_by_mrkoww.jpg"> Wikimedia Commons.</a></p> Police step up presence at media outlets following Maryland newspaper shooting http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-step-presence-media-outlets-following-maryland-newspaper-shooting <div class="node-body article-body">Police departments in major cities have stepped up officer presence at newsrooms across the country after a shooting in a Maryland newspaper office killed multiple people.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-step-presence-media-outlets-following-maryland-newspaper-shooting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/police-step-presence-media-outlets-following-maryland-newspaper-shooting#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:35:00 +0000 82471 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A New York Police Department vehicle. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NYPD-SUV.jpg">Wikimedia&nbsp;Commons</a>.</p> Coming soon to your town? http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/coming-soon-your-town <div class="field-deck"> When hate groups decide to demonstrate, it can ignite a community – literally and figuratively. Here’s how you can keep the powder keg from exploding </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When hate groups decide to demonstrate, it can ignite a community – literally and figuratively. Here’s how you can keep the powder keg from exploding.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/coming-soon-your-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/coming-soon-your-town#comments Law Enforcement Thu, 28 Jun 2018 20:07:00 +0000 82451 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>Nazis march in Newnan, Ga. Image courtesy of <em>The Newnan&nbsp;Times-Herald</em>.</p> Key considerations for adopting facial recognition technology http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Former Arvada (Colo.) Police Chief and current Numerica Corporation Director of Operations Don Wick explains how government leaders can best go about introducing facial recognition software into their operations.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/key-considerations-adopting-facial-recognition-technology#comments Law Enforcement Technology Viewpoints Tue, 12 Jun 2018 20:59:00 +0000 82281 at http://americancityandcounty.com Ku Klux Klan fliers spark different reactions among city governments http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/ku-klux-klan-fliers-spark-different-reactions-among-city-governments <div class="node-body article-body">Across the country, people have been finding Ku Klux Klan recruitment fliers with increasing frequency. When they complained to their local officials, they got a few different responses. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/ku-klux-klan-fliers-spark-different-reactions-among-city-governments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/ku-klux-klan-fliers-spark-different-reactions-among-city-governments#comments Courts Law Enforcement Mon, 21 May 2018 19:26:00 +0000 82061 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A Ku Klux Klan mannequin in the Black Archives in Tallahassee, Fla. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Ku_Klux_Klan_mannequin_in_the_Black_Archives_in_Tallahassee,_Florida_LCCN2011632084.tif">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> All-star safety considerations for the big game http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/all-star-safety-considerations-big-game <div class="node-body blog-body">Scott Dunn, senior director of business development solutions and services for network security camera manufacturer Axis Communications, explains key considerations for planning safety and operations plans for large sporting events.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/all-star-safety-considerations-big-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/blog/all-star-safety-considerations-big-game#comments Law Enforcement Viewpoints Tue, 15 May 2018 21:23:00 +0000 82041 at http://americancityandcounty.com Counties submit proposals for immigration detainment, but some officials opposed to private proposals http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/counties-submit-proposals-immigration-detainment-some-officials-opposed-private-prop <div class="node-body article-body">To help Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) increase its presence in the U.S. heartland, local governments in the Midwest are joining with private companies in proposing more detention centers. </div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/counties-submit-proposals-immigration-detainment-some-officials-opposed-private-prop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/counties-submit-proposals-immigration-detainment-some-officials-opposed-private-prop#comments Law Enforcement Tue, 15 May 2018 18:34:00 +0000 82021 at http://americancityandcounty.com As budget concerns increase, police departments land on the chopping block http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/budget-concerns-increase-police-departments-land-chopping-block <div class="node-body article-body">Faced with the need to decrease spending, some cities are opting to close their police departments in favor of contracting with local sheriffs’ departments instead. The move can cut costs but can also also create division among community members.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/budget-concerns-increase-police-departments-land-chopping-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/budget-concerns-increase-police-departments-land-chopping-block#comments Law Enforcement Wed, 02 May 2018 19:22:00 +0000 81911 at http://americancityandcounty.com <p>A police car. Image via <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Police_car_with_emergency_lights_on.jpg">Wikimedia Commons</a>.</p> Prisons, privatization and profit http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/prisons-privatization-and-profit <div class="field-deck"> Constrained correctional budgets have local leaders looking for solutions, but is privatization really the best option? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Constrained correctional budgets have local leaders looking for solutions, but is privatization really the best option?</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/prisons-privatization-and-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/law-enforcement/prisons-privatization-and-profit#comments Law Enforcement Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:29:00 +0000 81731 at http://americancityandcounty.com Rescuing the rescuers http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers <div class="field-deck"> Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Department-managed support programs are helping first responders address mental health concerns.</div> <p><a href="http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://americancityandcounty.com/fire/rescuing-rescuers#comments Emergency Management Fire Health & Welfare Law Enforcement Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:05:00 +0000 81431 at http://americancityandcounty.com