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  • Creation of a Social Media Policy for Law Enforcement Agencies 

    Bettis, James (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    During the last two decades, technology advancements have had an impact on how law enforcement organizations operate. One of these technological advancements has been the evolution of the internet and the ability to ...
  • Regulation of Social Media by Agencies 

    Brenek, Troy (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    This paper will explain the importance of why police departments should regulate social media. Social media is used in many different ways, though not all good. Departments have been able to examine both the good and the ...
  • Formulating a Police Response to Suicidal People 

    Bundick, Robert (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Police respond on a regular basis to calls dealing with suicidal subjects. For responding officers, this call type is often a high stress incident and often has little information that can help with a definite solution. ...
  • Intelligence-Led Policing 

    Williams, Dwayne (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Modern law enforcement agencies are tasked with reducing crime and the fear of crime. Law enforcement agencies have utilized several policing strategies over the years, such as a community and problem oriented policing, ...
  • Financial and Pre-Retirement Planning for Law Enforcement Officers 

    Wukasch, Bryan (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Contemporary law enforcement agencies across the country are constantly evaluating the need to better prepare their employees for the tremendous challenges of the future. Employees are often cited as a police executive’s ...
  • A Leadership White Paper Submitted in Partial Fulfillment Required for Graduation from the Leadership Command College 

    Benitez, Daniel (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Police departments need to change the way things are done. Society has a negative image of law enforcement, and some communities do not trust law enforcement officers. Some people do not even know why officers do some ...
  • The Utilization of Body Worn Cameras by Law Enforcement Agencies Throughout the Country 

    Squier, Eric (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Community groups are calling for police reform and transparency from the law enforcement community. Police officers are coming under fire for officer involved shootings and use of force encounters across the country. Police ...
  • Recognizing the Need to Allow Tattoos within Law Enforcement Agencies 

    Seale, Michael (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    As the public perception of law enforcement is questioned, it becomes more difficult to hire and retain quality applicants. Current trends in tattoos or body art are something that law enforcement agencies are going to ...
  • Assignment Pay for Field Training Officers 

    Fields, Allen (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Field training officers are a law enforcement agency’s greatest asset. Generally, they are the top performers in the agency. They take on extra duties as mentors, instructors, and organizers of community programs. Field ...
  • Aging Americans and a Changing Mind: Alzheimer vs. Law Enforcement 

    Wesselski, Fred (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    American senior citizens are the fastest-growing population in the United States. (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015). With the increase of the senior citizen populace, there are challenges not only facing the aging populace ...
  • Law Enforcement Use of Body Worn Cameras 

    Waldroup, Brian (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Law enforcement has comes under fire more and more in the technological era. The advent of social media and camera phones has become a weapon in the hands of those who lobby against police officers and how they deal with ...
  • Requiring Mandatory Personal Mental Health and Stress Survival Training and Awareness for Peace Officers 

    Thompson, Wayne (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Law enforcement officers are placed in critical incident situations on a daily basis throughout the entirety of their careers. These situations expose the officer to a wide variety of negativity and may have a critical ...
  • The Property Room: The Department’s Black Hole 

    Wright, William (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2016)
    Police property rooms are still being ignored and not given the attention that is needed to properly store and maintain these areas of the police department. Without the needed attention, this area of the police department ...
  • Rebuilding the Damaged Relationship Between Law Enforcement and The Minority Community 

    Schilihab, Brett (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Tensions between law enforcement and the minority community are at an all-time high. This has become one of the major problems law enforcement has encountered in the past and is still a major problem to this day. Mann ...
  • Plain Language v. Coded Communication 

    Upton, Jerry (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Law enforcement agencies should utilize the concept of plain language as opposed to the use of coded communication as it pertains to radio traffic. Coded communication has become an outdated and unnecessary form of ...
  • The Utilization of Jurors in the American Judicial System 

    Clay, Sonja (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    This Leadership White Paper discusses the utilization of jurors in the American judicial system. After many sensational court trials over the last century and beyond, the question has arisen whether this is truly the best ...
  • Reassessing Physical Ability Testing for Police Officers 

    Prasifka, Phillip (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    A declining applicant pool of police officer candidates is a major issue facing law enforcement. The challenge for law enforcement is to evaluate ways to increase applicant pools. History in law enforcement suggests that ...
  • Leadership: Standardized Training for First-Time Supervisors in Law Enforcement 

    Abonce, Rumaldo (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    The law enforcement profession is being scrutinized more than ever. Officers’ mistakes and actions are exposed almost immediately through news outlets and via social media. Texas legislators and law enforcement executives ...
  • Protecting the Protectors: The Benefits of Peer Support Groups in Law Enforcement 

    Conrad, Sean (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    Law enforcement officers have a stressful and unique job. Most people see the tough exterior of their local police officers but fail to see the internal issues brought on by their emotionally taxing duties. Critical incidents ...
  • The Good and Bad of Zero Tolerance 

    Ryan, Tim (Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT), 2017)
    For several decades now, law enforcement agencies throughout the United States has used policies and practices to enforce laws and ordinances involving crimes in which a zero tolerance should be required. However, there ...

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