Homicides And Violent Crime May Increase for 2017

Baltimore Police Helicopter Highlights Based on an increase in gun-related homicides, it’s probable that there will be an increase in homicides for 2017 and concurrently, it’s possible that there will be an increase in overall violent crime. A multi-year overview of crime in the US is available at Crime in America. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired […]

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Baltimore Police Helicopter Highlights Based on an increase in gun-related homicides, it’s probable that there will be an increase in homicides for 2017 and concurrently, it’s possible that there will be an increase in overall violent crime. A multi-year overview of crime in the US is available at Crime in America. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired […]

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American Confidence in Law Enforcement Very High

Highlights Per Gallup, 85 percent of Americans either have a great deal or some confidence in law enforcement. The media and Congress are at the bottom of the ratings. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by […]

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Highlights Per Gallup, 85 percent of Americans either have a great deal or some confidence in law enforcement. The media and Congress are at the bottom of the ratings. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by […]

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We Can’t Agree on Basic Facts When Discussing Crime

Observations How to communicate effectively when people can’t agree on basic facts. Media and public relations are best served when we acknowledge that people hold beliefs that we may consider wrong or unsupportable, but insulting or disregarding those opinions causes people to entrench. When they do, they are no longer listening. Respect for the beliefs […]

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Observations How to communicate effectively when people can’t agree on basic facts. Media and public relations are best served when we acknowledge that people hold beliefs that we may consider wrong or unsupportable, but insulting or disregarding those opinions causes people to entrench. When they do, they are no longer listening. Respect for the beliefs […]

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School And Mass Shooting Data Are Wrong

Observations Data on school and mass shootings are often wrong and continue a history of misinformation when it comes to crimes against children. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior […]

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Observations Data on school and mass shootings are often wrong and continue a history of misinformation when it comes to crimes against children. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior […]

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The Overwhelming Number of Police Shootings Involve Armed Suspects

  Observations The vast majority of police officers have never fired their guns. The overwhelming number of police shootings involve armed suspects. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist […]

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  Observations The vast majority of police officers have never fired their guns. The overwhelming number of police shootings involve armed suspects. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice agencies. Interviewed multiple times by every national news outlet. Former Senior Specialist […]

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Rate of Police Officers Decreases By 11 Percent

Introduction The increase in full-time law enforcement officers does not keep pace with the growth in population (8 percent versus 21 percent). The rate of full-time police officers decreased by 11 percent from 1997 to 2016 Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state […]

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Introduction The increase in full-time law enforcement officers does not keep pace with the growth in population (8 percent versus 21 percent). The rate of full-time police officers decreased by 11 percent from 1997 to 2016 Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state […]

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We Demand That Cops Be Warriors

Observations If the public demands quick resolutions to school and mass shootings or acts of terrorism, they are also insisting on military training and equipment. We train and encourage officers to be warriors because it’s necessary for many aspects of law enforcement. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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Observations If the public demands quick resolutions to school and mass shootings or acts of terrorism, they are also insisting on military training and equipment. We train and encourage officers to be warriors because it’s necessary for many aspects of law enforcement. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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The Media Is Not Our Enemy

Observations Regardless as to your feelings about media relations and the justice system, reporters will let you influence them if you are seen as knowledgeable and trustworthy. It’s in our best interest to fully engage. American cops feel that they are taking a beating, but as a profession, they are the most respected in the […]

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Observations Regardless as to your feelings about media relations and the justice system, reporters will let you influence them if you are seen as knowledgeable and trustworthy. It’s in our best interest to fully engage. American cops feel that they are taking a beating, but as a profession, they are the most respected in the […]

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The Public Is Responsible for Crime-Not Cops

Observations Cops take the heat for rising crime, but that emphasis is misplaced. It’s communities that control crime. This is criminology 101. But if you want to see the power of law enforcement, remove them or criticize them to the point of inaction and see what happens. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior […]

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Observations Cops take the heat for rising crime, but that emphasis is misplaced. It’s communities that control crime. This is criminology 101. But if you want to see the power of law enforcement, remove them or criticize them to the point of inaction and see what happens. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior […]

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Are Fewer Returns to Prison in Society’s Best Interest?

Background Pew offers data (below) showing a decrease in returns to prison. It uses US Department of Justice research. While we have no reason to dispute the findings, the question is why? Are fewer returns (revocations) to prison in our best interest? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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Background Pew offers data (below) showing a decrease in returns to prison. It uses US Department of Justice research. While we have no reason to dispute the findings, the question is why? Are fewer returns (revocations) to prison in our best interest? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning […]

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