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4 Ways to Prevent Porch Pirating During the Holiday Shopping Season

Though package theft, also referred to as “porch pirating,” has been an issue for many years, the frequency of this phenomenon has spiked since the pandemic. As more consumers have been ordering everything from groceries to furniture online, the opportunity for thieves to drive by any given street and spy a package waiting to be retrieved has increased.

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Sandy Utah Police: Activating the Community

With a population nearing 100,000, Sandy, Utah, is one of the largest cities in the state. As their population has grown, so have the community engagement efforts of the Sandy Police Department, earning Sandy PD “Honorable Mention” in LAW Publications’ 2021 Community Engagement Awards.

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What's Trending in Community Engagement Strategies for October 2022

This month’s list reflects Red Ribbon Week’s place at the end of the month, with many of the drug prevention titles we offer in different formats and for different age groups making up this month’s list. Here are the top 5 topics departments have requested so far in October.

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4 Ways to Make the Most of Red Ribbon Week

All types of events and activities are held as part of Red Ribbon Week, which is celebrated from October 23-31 annually. Though schools often play a large role in Red Ribbon Week education and participation, community organizations and law enforcement agencies are also important partners in building a robust host of events and engagement opportunities. Explore the following activation ideas for this year’s Red Ribbon Week.

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5 Ways You Can Prepare Your Community for Any Disaster

Whether you live in a big city that may be likely to experience civil unrest or an area of the country known for certain natural disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or tornadoes, it is important to be adequately prepared for any, and all, disasters that may occur.

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5 Resources Every SRO Needs for Back-to-School

Here are five resources that School Resource Officers can utilize to stay up-to-date with the most recent tools, data, and information available to promote a healthy school environment.

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Top 4 Active Shooter Civilian Training Resources for Law Enforcement Agencies

As police departments across the country are renewing their focus on active shooter training, non-law enforcement personnel including parents, teachers, school and business leaders, and individuals within many communities are also looking for resources to help them to prepare themselves to know what to do in an active shooter situation. Often, law enforcement agencies are the first place these civilians contact to find suitable training options. Here are 4 resources agencies can use to develop their own educational program or to provide more information to answer these requests.

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3 Next Steps after National Night Out

National Night Out events represent one of the most utilized and well-known ways that departments connect with their communities. There are a variety of ways that departments utilize this opportunity to connect with local businesses, other first responder agencies, and even nearby law enforcement departments to execute a fun event that connects well with their community. But, once the event is held, and everyone has had a great experience…what comes next?

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National Night Out 2022: Connecting with Your Community

Whether National Night Out 2022 will be the first for your town or you’ve had many successful years of NNO events, there is always something to be learned from what other law enforcement agencies have done. Partnering with local organizations and businesses is a great place to start when organizing a National Night Out event. After all, the goal of NNO is to encourage community participation and improve or build community relationships with law enforcement. Both Conroe and Grafton PDs exemplify what a successful NNO event can look like, no matter how long the history of the event is in the community.

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Pinellas Park Police Department: Community Redevelopment and Policing

Since establishing the Community Redevelopment Policing Unit in 2010, the Community Redevelopment District has been flourishing. Between 2015-2016, 76 new businesses opened in the CRD. In that same span, the CRPU made 12,785 contacts with residents and businesses. Undoubtedly, their presence in the area has had a positive impact on the progress of the CRD. Additionally, the work of the CRPU helped earn Pinellas Park Police Department “Honorable Mention” in LAW Publications’ 2021 Community Engagement Awards. The future is bright for Pinellas Park and the Community Redevelopment District.

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Holiday Events for Community Engagement

Hosting community events has become an integral part of community engagement strategy for law enforcement agencies across the country. Community events are a straightforward way to get community members to come together and interact with officers in a different setting. While creating a calendar of events may seem daunting, one easy way to get started is to focus on events around the holidays. Holiday events have a predetermined theme, which provides a stepping-stone for event planning. Below are two examples of holiday events from LAW Publications’ partners.

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Mount Vernon Police Department – PAK United Program

Over the past two years, the Mount Vernon Police Department in Mt. Vernon, Ohio, has been working to become a model for community engagement. Their efforts have not gone unnoticed, as they became the first recipients of LAW Publications’ “Community Impact Award” in 2021. They received this award as recognition for their achievement in creating a lasting positive impact on their community through the creation of their PAK (Police and Kids) United program.

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Parsons Police Department: Internal Changes for External Results

How Parsons Police Department overhauled their internal systems for maximum community impact.

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6 Things to Know for Cyber Safety While Holiday Shopping

Use these 6 scams to know and tips to protect yourself while shopping this Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and all holiday season!

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How to Navigate the Federal Grant Landscape

For law enforcement officers, the process of applying for grants can be incredibly stressful. Similar to a student applying for a scholarship or grant, there is an abundance of places to look and the process can be daunting. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the largest federal grant programs as well as resource centers and databases.

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Organizations Supporting Officers in Need

Becoming an officer for a law enforcement agency has always come with its fair share of challenges, yet brave men and women dedicate their lives to serving others despite the stress, danger, and sometimes even public criticism that comes with the territory these days. Read about some great organizations that support these officers.

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