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The Body Speaks Loud and Clear?

We see people communicating all over the world and if we think about it, some of those images are sent through to our television, internet, and newspapers. What are they saying? What are they doing? A component of interpersonal communication is body language, a nonverbal behavior. What does that include? Maybe we think of the […]

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3 Ways For Law Enforcement To Improve Public Relations and Trust

The communication process has become a learned skill such that many of us may not realize we are analyzing, positioning, listening, decoding, thinking ahead, and perceiving all at the same time, among other things. Those are just a select few of the steps and techniques we may go through in one small conversation. At a […]

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Police Technology & Transparency

It is no secret technology shapes how law enforcement conducts business and the police are expected to keep up with the changing times. Not only do they need to be equipped with the latest and greatest, but the public wants to see it.

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Being Accountable: Social Media and The Force

Just as social media is important to law enforcement agencies for investigative purposes and community engagement, it is also imperative for them to monitor and police their own personal accounts. What does this mean for peace officers? As an officer, your life changes once you put on the uniform and badge. You cannot afford to […]

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Fashioning Your Interview and Interrogation Style

Interviews and interrogations are two separate procedural communication techniques used in law enforcement. Both are valuable in extracting information. Interviews are conducted in a non-accusatory tone while interrogations tend to be an aggressive monologue. Interviews often allow for the suspect to do most of the talking with open ended questions designed to elicit a narrative […]

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7 Cool Things Unique to Police Life

Officers experience and observe idiosyncratic activity unique to other professions. There are moments of despair and moments of glory. In between those two pendulums are the odd occurrences, humorous encounters, and thrills. Perhaps you are familiar with some of these factors of police life. Below are some of my favorites: