Resources

The Walking School Bus Program

The Walking School Bus Program

A walking school bus is merely a group of children walking to school with one or more adults for supervision. This could be as simple as just two families in a neighborhood agreeing to take turns walking the kids to school.
Guideline: The Safe Havens Act for Newborns Program

Guideline: The Safe Havens Act for Newborns Program

The Safe Haven Act for Newborns is a government program that allows parents to give up custody of their newborn baby without legal consequence. They can drop the baby off safely and anonymously at a fire station, hospital emergency room or police station. Most often it is an emergency room. When you drop your baby off, you do not need to give your name or any other information.
U.S. Burglary Rates

U.S. Burglary Rates

Burglary is the illegal entry or attempted entry of a private residence or business. It may or may not include theft but usually carries the intention of committing a crime.
School Violent Crime and Safety: Crime Statistics

School Violent Crime and Safety: Crime Statistics

Schools should be a safe haven where children go to learn, socialize and grow; they should not have to worry about violent crime. However, in recent years there have been many incidents at schools, which have resulted in the need for programs and increased security to eliminate the threat of violence in schools and keep the learning environment safe.
Stay Safe: Crime Rate on the Rise During Christmas and New Year

Stay Safe: Crime Rate on the Rise During Christmas and New Year

The holidays are a time of cheer, joyfulness and good will towards men, and unfortunately also more crime. The question on everyone’s mind is why during the holidays does crime rise.
How to Start a Neighborhood Watch Program

How to Start a Neighborhood Watch Program

Neighborhood safety is everyone’s responsibility. By coming together as a community, you strengthen bonds and create a safer, more secure environment for all residents.
Police Ethics and Integrity: Code of Silence in Law Enforcement

Police Ethics and Integrity: Code of Silence in Law Enforcement

Ethics is the study and practice of moral principles. In practical terms, every aspect of law enforcement includes some element of ethics because policing is concerned with the cause of justice, which is the underpinning of a democratic society.
Stress in Police Officers: Symptoms & Responses

Stress in Police Officers: Symptoms & Responses

Stress among police officers has always been a serious subject, but rather than improving as a result of understanding and recognizing it, last year it took a dire turn when more police and firefighters committed suicide than died on the job. In 2017, 129 police officers died on the job but another 140 committed suicide. That’s a significant increase from 106 police suicides in 2016. Many believe that job stress is a significant contributor to the problem.
How Safe is your Neighborhood? Crime Rate in the U.S.

How Safe is your Neighborhood? Crime Rate in the U.S.

Public safety and the national crime rate is an important topic on the minds of most Americans, especially those with children. It can make going to sleep at night much easier if you know that you live in a safe neighborhood
Know Your Rights If You Get Arrested

Know Your Rights If You Get Arrested

Regardless of whether you are guilty or innocent being arrested can be scary and uncomfortable. Depending on the circumstances, it may be clear why you were ar-rested or not. However, you do have rights and should know what they are so you can exercise them anytime that law enforcement officers detain you.
Safety Season: Common Holiday Hazards

Safety Season: Common Holiday Hazards

The holidays are great, filled with fun, food, and family. Sometimes though we get so caught up in the adventure, we fail to realize there are also possible dangers we need to be aware of and take action to prevent. Don’t let these hazards ruin your holidays
Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating

Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treating

Halloween is a fun time for kids of all ages. It’s the one night we can dress up like silly characters and indulge in scary fantasies and eat buckets full of candy.
Understanding Police Scanner Codes and Lingo

Understanding Police Scanner Codes and Lingo

Police scanner codes and abbreviations are used to keep the communication between the officers brief and quick.
Police Officers and Critical Situation Handling

Police Officers and Critical Situation Handling

Police officers are trained to face critical situations, make quick decisions and take actions.
Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics are the principles of police officers daily actions and decision-making. Ethical police officers inspire public confidence in the law and by itself encourages law-abiding behavior.
“Coffee with a Cop:” Building Police-Community Relations (Facts and Statistics)

“Coffee with a Cop:” Building Police-Community Relations (Facts and Statistics)

Police Brutality and Misconduct in the United States

Police Brutality and Misconduct in the United States

The crime rate in the United States has dropped. Nevertheless the number of fatal police shooting cases has increased during recent years.
How Does Police Jurisdiction Work?

How Does Police Jurisdiction Work?

Many states have a variety of law enforcement officers, which makes jurisdiction an important issue for those reporting crimes and those prosecuting crimes.
Teenagers Rights At School And Rights When Dealing With The Police

Teenagers Rights At School And Rights When Dealing With The Police

Navigating the tricky waters of being a teenager is sometimes difficult, but if you follow the rules and take proper action to protect your rights and those of others, it will be easier in the long run.
Police Officers: Decision Making and Behavioral Culture

Police Officers: Decision Making and Behavioral Culture

Police work is extremely stressful. Combine that with the subculture of law enforcement driving their impulses and expectations, and you have a powder keg of trouble waiting to happen in tense situations where life and death decisions are needed.
What are the Crime Trends in the US, Facts, and Statistics

What are the Crime Trends in the US, Facts, and Statistics

United States crime has been monitored and reported through a large period of time. Crime rates have risen and fallen with a dramatic peak withing last few decades.
How to Deal with a Stalker: Warning Signs and Resources

How to Deal with a Stalker: Warning Signs and Resources

Stalking is a serious crime. One in six women are stalked during their lifetime and women are twice as likely to be stalked than men.
Human Trafficking Statistics in the US

Human Trafficking Statistics in the US

Some things go on in our world that we would like to shy away from because they are too ugly to contemplate and human trafficking is one of them. Despite the average person’s ignorance of the subject, human trafficking is a serious problem in the US
AMBER Alert Guidelines and Legislation Timeline

AMBER Alert Guidelines and Legislation Timeline

The AMBER Alert system is designed to save kids lives by using a large, national resource, “the public” as extra sets of eyes. Essentially by getting the word out quickly, law enforcement can rely on tips from anonymous sources that help locate and bring kids home safely.
Rights & Responsibilities When Dealing with Police

Rights & Responsibilities When Dealing with Police

When dealing with a member of law enforcement it is essential to remember, we as citizens have rights and responsibilities. Being questioned or detained by a police officer may be unsettling but if you are well informed, you can get through it smoothly and confidently.
Online and Offline Police Reporting Comprehensive Guide

Online and Offline Police Reporting Comprehensive Guide

Documentation is the basis of the legal system and police reports constitute the bulk of the criminal portion. These reports are written records that compile information supporting arrests, arraignments, and prosecution of criminal behavior, from petty theft to online stalking to violent acts.