Category Archives: Youth

The Importance of the Right Person in the Right Place

The Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers recommendations for working in partnership with community stakeholders to increase public safety. Highlights include: engaging in multidisciplinary community team approaches, considering public trust when implementing strategies, and embracing a guardian mindset. The Lowell, … Continue reading

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Youth Engagement and Intervention: Good Deeds and Everything In-Between

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers several recommendations and action items for building trust and creating opportunities for positive interactions between youth and law enforcement. Highlights of the recommendations include: engaging youth through problem solving, community action programs; … Continue reading

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IACP and Howard University Team Up On Policing Inside-Out Program

The IACP’s Institute for Community Police Relations (ICPR) has formed a partnership with Howard University to offer an innovative 15-week course entitled, Policing Inside-Out: Building Trust Through Transformative Education, that will engage students, law enforcement officers, community leaders, and criminal … Continue reading

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The Project Guardian Program: Intervention through Interaction

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers several recommendations for building trust and creating opportunities for positive nonenforcement interactions with youth including Restoring and building trust between youth and police through positive, consistent, and persist ent interaction Working … Continue reading

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Beyond Enforcement – Connecting with Kids through School Resource Officer Programs

The President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing offers several recommendations for maintaining school safety and building relationships of trust between schools and law enforcement officers, including: create opportunities in schools and communities for positive nonenforcement interactions with police establish … Continue reading

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Youth Engagement via Non-Traditional Sports

Guest Blogger: Sergeant Chris Cognac, Hawthorne, California, Police Department One of the biggest issues facing law enforcement today is establishing and maintaining trust in the community. Trust can’t be bought; it must be earned and sustained each and every day, … Continue reading

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The Importance of Department Wide Youth Outreach

Guest Blogger: Scott Nadeau, Chief of Police, Columbia Heights, Minnesota, Police Department “Seeking active partnerships in the community in order to protect life and property, innovatively solve problems and enhance the quality of life in the communities we serve.” With … Continue reading

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Let’s All Be a “PLAYER” (Police Legitimacy And Youth Engagement = Results)

Guest Blogger: Chief Steve Dye, Grand Prairie, Texas, Police Department  I was recently invited to attend the Police and Youth Engagement Roundtable: Supporting the Role of Law Enforcement in Juvenile Justice Reform hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office … Continue reading

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Technology and Violence Against Women Series – Sexting

In this blog series, we are examining the impact of technology on violence against women crimes, as identified by the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) Safety Net Project. In the coming weeks, the IACP Violence Against Women team … Continue reading

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Five Law Enforcement Tips to Prepare and Respond to Cyberbullying

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and with the rapid growth of technology in recent years, there has been an influx in a new type of youth victimization known as cyberbullying. Cyberbullying is bullying through technology, such as computers … Continue reading

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