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The law that stands in the way of better policing

The Legal Aid Society and other have initiated a suit against the NYPD to open up access to police department records regarding disciplinary hearings of officers. The suit is requesting that disciplinary summaries be made available to the public. Such summaries were available until 2011. At that time the Police Department said that releasing such...

December 7, 2016January 23, 2018by

Nassau PD adopts new use-of-force policy

Use of force by the police has been under scrutiny. Nassau PD responds to the concerns by adopting new guidelines for officers.,81710

November 12, 2016November 12, 2016by

ABC TV interview

Arthur Dobrin is interviewed about Communities and Police Talk by Ken Rosato.

October 31, 2016October 31, 2016by

Arthur Dobrin is interviewed about Communities and Police Talk by Ken Rosato, on ABC TV.


Police need policy on giving first aid

What policy does your police department having around giving fist aid to someone they just shot? It differs from place to place, with some having clear and helpful guidelines while others have poor or no policy at all. Contact your local police department to urge them to create clear policies around this, if they don’t...

September 22, 2016September 22, 2016by

Are LI community police bi-lingual?

Community police need to be known by the communities they serve and to know the people by their names. Ideally, they should speak their language. Do ours community cops speak Spanish? Or Creole?

August 12, 2016August 12, 2016by
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