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Chris Magnus: Lawmakers must listen to law enforcement on dangerous gun bills

My former Chief, Chris Magnus, makes the case, HERE, for not de-regulating scilencers or expanding reciprocity of concealed carry permits as part of an effort to protect police officers and ensure we are able to respond to active shooters. — Brian Lande

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Evidence that curtailing proactive policing can reduce major crime | Nature Human Behaviour

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0211-5 Nature has published an article that challenges the conventional wisdom that proactive policing has a direct impact on lowering crime. — Brian Lande

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The Coordinator

  The Coordinator is a much needed text for law enforcement officers. The book is one of the few guides available that tries to codify how officers can manage their encounters with individuals in emotional or psychiatric distress while maintaining a safe environment and tactically advantageous posture. More than that, the book teaches reaching across cultural […]

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Chicago’s ABC7 features Polis Solutions’s Training

http://http://abc7chicago.com/video/embed/?pid=2440451 Polis’s training has been featured in Chicago ABC7’s coverage of Chicago Police Department’s new Use of Force Policy Training. Although the segment does not mention Polis Solutions by name the piece describes the training, “Officers watched video of real situations outside of Chicago, wrote down impressions, actions at several stages of the scene, then […]

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Polis Use of Force Training Featured in Chicago Tribune

On Friday, the Chicago Tribute featured an article on the Chicago Police Departments new Use of Force Training. Although Polis Solutions is not mentioned directly, the training material is prominently featured in the article, Chicago police lay out ambitious annual training plans for its 12,000 officers. The training featured is the initial four hour course […]

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Polis Solutions Featured in Scientific American

Brian Lande and Jonathan Wender’s research and training company, Polis Solutions, has been featured in Scientific American article, Stress Training for Cop’s Brains. Jonathan Wender writes in the piece, “We need evidence-based, human performance training that starts in the academy and continues across every career phase, so when you’re tired, scared or stressed, you still […]

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Detroit Cops Have to Work 2-3 Jobs to Make a Living.

Detroit Cops Have to Work 2-3 Jobs to Make a Living. Should cops, who already do a difficult and dangerous job, have to work an additional job or two in order to make a living? Are there consequences to having the public officials tasked with protecting citizens and guaranteeing civil liberties have divided attentions and […]

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Natural News is a Facebook hit: Never click on its stories about cancer, vaccines, conspiracies.

Pseudo science is rampant on Facebook and this Slate article peers into Natural News,  which has become a popular source of Facebook posts.  The Slate piece reviews some of the ways the media outlet distorts and mis reports scientific findings. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2014/02/natural_news_is_a_facebook_hit_never_click_on_itsr_stories_about_cancer.html

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Analyzing Police Encounters with the Public

This video reports on results from the DARPA “SSIM” program. Geoffrey Raymond (UCSB) and Nikki Jones (UCB) examined the social interactions between police officers and citizens in public. Specifically they looked at the role of acknowledging or suppressing citizen’s interests, goals, projects, etc. during a police-citizen encounter. What Raymond and Jones found was that when […]

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