Posts Tagged ‘Arizona’

Fear of being stopped

March 13, 2018

This article and short video, a collaboration of National Geographic and ESPN, highlight the experiences of Black drivers who have been frequently stopped by police for no apparent reason. While vehicle stops are routine for police, they can be stressful for citizens as well as family members riding with them. The article also compares stop data from several states, nearly all of which indicate disproportionate impact on drivers of color.


Command-level analysis position re-advertised

January 3, 2018

Tucson, Arizona has re-advertised its Crime Analysis Superintendent position, stating “This command-level professional-staff (civilian) position will lead and grow the Department’s crime and administrative data analysis capacity by developing current and future team members, employing new and innovative performance measurement techniques, strengthening partnerships with academic institutions, and leveraging technology to improve service delivery and community satisfaction.” The announcement is here with a deadline of January 31.

POP Conference award submissions & presentations now available

December 22, 2017

Police agency submissions from 2012-2017 for the Herman Goldstein Award for outstanding problem-oriented policing as well as POP Conference presentations from 2004-2017 are now available at this website hosted by Arizona State University. Other materials, including 99 POP Guides and prior year Goldstein Award submissions, remain available at the POP Center website.

Position announcement: Crime analysis superintendent in Tucson

November 17, 2017

Tucson PD is advertising for a new executive-level leadership position with oversight of crime analysis and Compstat. Application deadline is November 26. Details are available here.

New fingerprint algorithm

November 1, 2017

This article and this video report a new fingerprint algorithm developed by the FBI that has so far identified over 200 bodies of unknown persons recovered decades ago. The technique substantially improves the hit rate on low-quality and single-finger prints.

Oregon vs. Minnesota on decertification

October 11, 2017

This article provides a detailed comparison of police licensing and decertification practices in Oregon and Minnesota. The system in Oregon is considered one of the best for transparency, thoroughness, and regularly updating; the state “dedicates a lot of energy and a lot of time to police our own” according to one sheriff.

Handling protests

September 13, 2017

Nice 12-minute radio interview from Phoenix, where police used tear gas and pepper balls recently to disperse protesters after a small group threw rocks and bottles, and where the department is now holding a series of listening sessions with the community. Highlights the challenge of maintaining safety and security when tensions are high and public views are so divided.

Prosecutors need policies too

September 7, 2017

This article discusses the challenges that officer-involved shootings present for elected prosecutors, and argues in favor of having a formal protocol in place before an incident occurs. It also stresses the importance of engaging law enforcement and other stakeholders in the policy-development process.

Taser deaths

August 22, 2017

This article begins a series from Reuters on deaths associated with conducted-energy devices (Tasers). The company cites a total of 24 deaths resulting from Taser use since 1983, all due to falls or electrical fires. Examining autopsy findings, though, the news agency identified 153 cases (out of 1,000+ fatalities) citing the stun gun as a cause or contributing factor. The first installment highlights several deaths involving persons who were in mental health or other medical distress.

Position: Crime analysis supervisor

June 15, 2017

Chandler, Arizona has posted a Police Crime Analysis Supervisor position with a closing date of June 23. See this page for further information.