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SPI Mgmt of Small Law Enforcement Agency Course Pt 1

By Don Munson

The Southern Police Institute has developed a police management course specifically for chiefs, sheriffs and top administrators in small agencies. While small agencies and large agencies may have exactly the same management problems, the solutions are often very different.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Nov 2014)

Model Media Policy

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Learn why it is absolutely essential for every agency to have a written media policy to serve as a guidelines for all of the officers in the agency.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Oct 2005)

Evalis Protects Officers From Law Suits

By James Careless

Evalis is a software-based incident reporting system that helps police commanders monitor their officers’ actions more effectively, responding to ill-advised or inappropriate officer decisions before they bring the officer and the department into disrepute.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Dec 2005)

Media Training for Patrol Officers

By Brian Boetig

Agencies often neglect to provide guidance on interacting with the media for patrol officers, despite the fact that they often are on the scene before the public information officers. Here are some tips for the inexperienced police officer when dealing with the media.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Aug 2006)

How Dangerous is that Reporter?

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Be able to recognize the different types of news reporters. This article outlines seven different types and are ranked from least dangerous to most dangerous in terms of negative coverage.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jan 2007)

Proactive Media Relations

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

Almost every department has an officer who does something viewed as atypical for law enforcement professionals. You know who they are, but does the public?

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Mar 2008)

Supervisory Response to the Active Shooter

By Scott Oldham

The initial officer’s response to a large-scale event has been firmly established in most agencies. But it is also crucial to train first line supervisors—who will be present in the immediate timeline of critical events—how to respond to the vast array of possible situations that might confront them.

(This article was originally published in Tactical Response May/Jun 2011)

Controlling Media Coverage During Major Cases

By Cara Donlon-Cotton

If something happens to bring attention to your department, do you have a plan for dealing with the media already in place? When the time comes you need to be prepared because by then it will be too late to come up with a strategy. Here’s a way to get started.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order Jul 2011)
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