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- 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.
- To Reduce Bias, Some Police Departments Are Rethinking Traffic Stops
In this audio clip, Thomas Wydra, the police chief of Hamden, Conn., discusses his efforts to reform his department's traffic stop criteria after they were singled out for stopping minority drivers at disproportionately higher rates than Whites.
- Wal-Mart's Crime Problem Overwhelms Police Across United States.
This audio clip discusses an article written by Shannon Pettypiece regarding crime at Wal-Mart in Bloomberg Businessweek. Pettypiece claims there is a violent crime every day at a Wal-Mart somewhere in the country, and local police are overwhelmed.
- 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.