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Police Chief, Volume 57, Issue 10, October 2010

NCJ Number
Police Chief Volume: 77 Issue: 10 Dated: October 2010 Pages: 1-158
Charles E. Higginbotham
Date Published
October 2010
158 pages
This issue includes nine primary articles on topics of the role of police leadership and effective policing, especially at the local level.
This issue includes nine primary articles: 1) Proposition 19: California's Marijuana Legalization Debate. This article examines the issues surrounding California's efforts to legalize marijuana. 2) Pentagon Safeguards against Future Incidents with Force Protection Agency. This article examines the development and effectiveness of the Pentagon's Force Protection Agency (PFPA). 3) When the Guilty Walk Free: The Role of Police in Preventing Wrongful Convictions. This article discusses the role of law enforcement in preventing wrongful convictions of innocent people. 4) Handling Officer-Involved Shootings. This article outlines the steps necessary to conduct an officer-involved shooting investigation. 5) Police Reserve Officers: Essential in Today's Economy and an Opportunity to Increase Diversity in the Law Enforcement Profession. This article discusses the use of police officer reserves and examines the reasons for why volunteers choose to volunteer. 6) No Longer a Federal Responsibility: Local Law Enforcement's Role in Preventing Terrorist Attacks. This article discusses the role that local law enforcement can have in preventing terrorist attacks. 7) Police Use-of-Force Outcomes: Injuries and Control. This article discusses the results of a study that examined injuries that may occur to police officers and citizens during use-of-force events. 8) Media Savvy: Plano Police Department Pioneers Efficient Way to Monitor TV Broadcast News. This article examines the Plano Police Department's efforts to monitor television newscasts. 9) The National Violent Death Reporting System: The Critical Law Enforcement Component. This article examines the development and need for the National Violent Death Reporting System. This issue also includes information on the 117th Annual IACP Conference, legislative updates, IACP News, member information, and new product information.