Multimedia Resources

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Video Clips

  • Kevin Briggs: The Bridge Between Suicide and Life
    For many years, Sergeant Kevin Briggs had a dark, unusual, at times strangely rewarding job: He patrolled the southern end of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, a popular site for suicide attempts. In a sobering, deeply personal talk Briggs shares stories from those he’s spoken—and listened—to standing on the edge of life. He gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones who might be contemplating suicide.
  • What Is the Role of Police?
    In this video clip, Captain Chris Andersen of the San Antonio PD explains the role of the police and the investigative process.

Audio Clips


  • Measuring Police Performance in a Modern Police Organization
    This report by Malcolm Sparrow highlights some of the common mistakes by police organizations when they report their performance.
    Sparrow, Malcolm K. Measuring Performance in a Modern Police Organization. New Perspectives in Policing Bulletin. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice, 2015. NCJ 248476.
  • Measuring the Performance of Law Enforcement Agencies
    This web article presented by CALEA examines the history of measuring police performance and some suggestions about how to modernize the task.