Research and Reports

National Summit: Police Use of Force

A Dialogue on Less-Lethal Weapons and In-custody Deaths

This Final Report provides an account of the proceedings at the National Summit on Police Use of Force, a two-day gathering of law enforcement leaders, managers, educators and trainers on January 23-24, 2006. The Summit was held at the Institute's headquarters at The Center for American and International Law in Plano, Texas.

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Does Ethics Training Work?: A Report From the Front Lines

In early 2000, The Center for Law Enforcement Ethics set out to measure the impact of ethics training across the law enforcement community. To that end, questionnaires were sent to 1,140 graduates of the Ethics Train-the-Trainer course. In his report, Sergeant Jerry Schiager (Fort Collins, CO, Police Service) outlines the data that were collected and analyzed.

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Domestic Assault Among Police: Survey of Internal Affairs Policies

Though one of the most sensitive areas in law enforcement involves investigations of domestic assault within police families, the depth and breadth of the problem have never been extensively explored. This study attempts to gain some knowledge about the frequency and trends related to this form of police misconduct.

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Community Policing Strategies: Sustaining Citizen Support and Leadership

On June 18-19, 1997, the Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute hosted a conference addressing the challenge of implementing community policing, and suggesting ways such initiatives can be sustained over the long run. This report reflects the substance of that gathering, and continues the dialogue about the various forms of community policing.

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