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Where Police Don’t Mirror Communities and Why It Matters

Where Police Don’t Mirror Communities and Why It Matters Source: Governing A Governing analysis of recently published 2013 personnel data reported to the Bureau of Justice Statistics finds minority groups remain underrepresented, to varying degrees, in nearly all local law enforcement agencies serving at least 100,000 residents. Racial and ethnic minorities are underrepresented by a […]

Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment And Technology

Local Police Departments, 2013: Equipment And Technology Source: Bureau of Justice Statistics Presents findings on local police departments by population served in 2013, including comparisons with previous survey years. The report focuses on trends in the adoption of new types of equipment and technology. Topics include nonlethal weapons, in-car and body-worn video cameras, and license […]

FBI Releases 2014 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty

FBI Releases 2014 Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in the Line of Duty Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation Preliminary statistics released today by the FBI show that 51 law enforcement officers were feloniously killed in the line of duty in 2014. This is an increase of almost 89 percent when compared to the […]