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Chief John Carli (Ret.)

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Chief John Carli (Ret.) served as the Chief of Police of the Vacaville Police Department (CA) from April 2014 until his retirement in 2021, coming up through the ranks within his own agency. His career started with Vacaville in 1989…

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Major David Dalton

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Major David Dalton has over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience with both the Auburndale (Florida) Police Department and the Clearwater (Florida) Police Department. He began his career with the Clearwater Police Department in 1996. He served within the Department’s Old…

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Deputy SVP Joshua Young

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Joshua Young is the Deputy Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives for the Center for Policing Equity (CPE). In this position, Josh is responsible for strategic planning, leading cross-functional initiatives, organizational design, and change management. Prior to his work at…

Nola Joyce

Technology and Police Operations

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Policing technology has moved out of the backrooms of the administration building to the core of police operations.Today police departments are using surveillance cameras, gunshot detection systems, automated license plate readers, facial recognition software, body cameras, drones, and numerous databases…

Body Cameras Work – Just Not in the Way You Think

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Much has been written in the past few days about a recent study of 2,600 police officers in Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department, which concluded that body cameras have no statistically significant impact on police officers’ use of force. This…

Dean Esserman

Give me a cup of coffee and a conversation over a new-fangled piece of fancy new equipment any day

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I keep reading about how drones, artificial intelligence and facial-recognition technologies are going to take our industry of policing to an entirely new level. Technology will improve safety, they say. Cops will make quicker arrests, they argue. The world will be…

Brandon del Pozo

There is no such thing as a free body camera

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In the early days of police body cameras, the few companies that served the market relied on an emergency procurement model: Pioneering police departments would buy the cameras in response to crises to show the public they were engaging in…

Valarie Findlay

Quantifying, justifying cost of body-worn cameras

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Body-worn camera equipment and infrastructure, program development and implementation are by no means cheap. Assessing their cost-benefit and return on investment is not only crucial but straightforward and easy — if you’re doing it wrong. And you don’t want to…

Brandon del Pozo

Body Cameras And Privacy — Where Do You Draw The Line?

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Since an officer in my police department was brought under suspicion of perjury for statements he made when he thought his police body camera was turned off, some of our constituents have been adamant in calling for a policy that…

Travis Martinez

Solving Crime and Enhancing Community-Policing Using Advanced GPS Tracking Technology

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As the crime rate continues to increase throughout California with communities feeling the effects of prison realignment and Prop. 47, law enforcement agencies across the state are challenged with finding new strategies to address community concerns. Several police agencies –…

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Review of the LAPD’s Response to First Amendment Assemblies and Protests

Introduction The Los Angeles National Policing Institute, on behalf of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, has contracted with the National Policing Institute (NPI) to conduct an independent assessment of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) response to mass…

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President’s Page

Introduction A Letter from the President of the National Policing Institute Dear Friends and Colleagues –  I am truly honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the 5th President of the National Policing Institute (NPI), formerly known as the…

Chief John Carli (Ret.)

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Chief John Carli (Ret.) served as the Chief of Police of the Vacaville Police Department (CA) from April 2014 until his retirement in 2021, coming up through the ranks within his own agency. His career started with Vacaville in 1989…

Major David Dalton

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Major David Dalton has over twenty-five years of law enforcement experience with both the Auburndale (Florida) Police Department and the Clearwater (Florida) Police Department. He began his career with the Clearwater Police Department in 1996. He served within the Department’s Old…

Deputy SVP Joshua Young

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Joshua Young is the Deputy Senior Vice President of Justice Initiatives for the Center for Policing Equity (CPE). In this position, Josh is responsible for strategic planning, leading cross-functional initiatives, organizational design, and change management. Prior to his work at…

Nola Joyce

Technology and Police Operations

Posted in

Policing technology has moved out of the backrooms of the administration building to the core of police operations.Today police departments are using surveillance cameras, gunshot detection systems, automated license plate readers, facial recognition software, body cameras, drones, and numerous databases…

Body Cameras Work – Just Not in the Way You Think

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Much has been written in the past few days about a recent study of 2,600 police officers in Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department, which concluded that body cameras have no statistically significant impact on police officers’ use of force. This…

Dean Esserman

Give me a cup of coffee and a conversation over a new-fangled piece of fancy new equipment any day

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I keep reading about how drones, artificial intelligence and facial-recognition technologies are going to take our industry of policing to an entirely new level. Technology will improve safety, they say. Cops will make quicker arrests, they argue. The world will be…

Brandon del Pozo

There is no such thing as a free body camera

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In the early days of police body cameras, the few companies that served the market relied on an emergency procurement model: Pioneering police departments would buy the cameras in response to crises to show the public they were engaging in…

Valarie Findlay

Quantifying, justifying cost of body-worn cameras

Posted in

Body-worn camera equipment and infrastructure, program development and implementation are by no means cheap. Assessing their cost-benefit and return on investment is not only crucial but straightforward and easy — if you’re doing it wrong. And you don’t want to…

Brandon del Pozo

Body Cameras And Privacy — Where Do You Draw The Line?

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Since an officer in my police department was brought under suspicion of perjury for statements he made when he thought his police body camera was turned off, some of our constituents have been adamant in calling for a policy that…

Travis Martinez

Solving Crime and Enhancing Community-Policing Using Advanced GPS Tracking Technology

Posted in

As the crime rate continues to increase throughout California with communities feeling the effects of prison realignment and Prop. 47, law enforcement agencies across the state are challenged with finding new strategies to address community concerns. Several police agencies –…

Review of the LAPD’s Response to First Amendment Assemblies and Protests

Introduction The Los Angeles National Policing Institute, on behalf of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, has contracted with the National Policing Institute (NPI) to conduct an independent assessment of the Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) response to mass…

President’s Page

Introduction A Letter from the President of the National Policing Institute Dear Friends and Colleagues –  I am truly honored and humbled by the opportunity to serve as the 5th President of the National Policing Institute (NPI), formerly known as the…