How Do We Protect the Protectors?

It goes without saying – law enforcement is an extremely dangerous profession. The statement is so ubiquitous that if you were to approach any law enforcement officer and told them of the dangers of the profession, you would be met with a blank expression that could only be read as: “Well, yeah, that’s just part…

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No-Knock Warrants, A Relic of the ‘War on Drugs,’ Face Renewed Criticism after Minneapolis Death

Article reprinted in its entirety from The Conversation with permission. Protests in Minneapolis over the death of a 22-year-old man during a police raid have reignited debate over the role of so-called “no-knock warrants.” Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey imposed a moratorium on the practice, in which police obtain permission to enter a premises unannounced, and…

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National Police Foundation to Change Name to National Policing Institute

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ARLINGTON, VA – The National Policing Institute, formerly known as the National Police Foundation, is an independent research organization committed to pursuing excellence in policing through the use and promotion of innovation and science. Today, with a new name that better reflects its purpose, the organization is moving forward with the mission it was created…

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COVID-19 Related Line of Duty Deaths: 2022 Analysis Update


The National Policing Institute, in partnership with the COPS Office and the Collaborative Reform Initiative Technical Assistance Center (CRI-TAC), has updated its 2020 analysis of the line of duty deaths (LODD) due to COVID-19. Based on data compiled by the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP), the NPI found that COVID-19 killed 221 law enforcement officers…

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