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Emerging Issues Roundup: August 2020

Emerging Issues Roundup: August 2020

August 20, 2020 by Byron Katsuyama
Category: Open Public Meetings Act , Law Enforcement , Operating Policies , COVID-19

In this blog post, Policy Consultant Byron Katsuyama reports on emerging issues for local governments, including telework, hybrid public meeting formats, and police reform efforts.

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Promising Practices: Police (and Beyond) Drone Programs

Promising Practices: Police (and Beyond) Drone Programs

June 20, 2019 by Byron Katsuyama
Category: Law Enforcement

This post highlights promising practices in the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for law enforcement and other purposes. 

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Spokane

Spokane's Outreach Strategies at the Forefront of Community Policing Efforts

October 21, 2015 by Josh Mahar
Category: Law Enforcement

Spokane Police Department's 2015 Community Outreach Strategy shows some innovative community policing techniques.

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Emerging Issue Update: Police Body Cameras

Emerging Issue Update: Police Body Cameras

June 30, 2015 by Byron Katsuyama
Category: Law Enforcement

A roundup of the latest news and information, including a few sample policies, we have been gathering on the emerging issue of body-worn cameras.

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Emerging Issue: Police Body Cameras in Washington State

Emerging Issue: Police Body Cameras in Washington State

October 14, 2014 by Byron Katsuyama
Category: Law Enforcement

The recent fatal shooting of the unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has greatly accelerated an already growing interest in the use of police body-worn cameras across the country and in several Washington communities.

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Police Staffing - How Much Is Enough?

Police Staffing - How Much Is Enough?

June 8, 2012 by Tracy Burrows
Category: Law Enforcement

Recently, Anna Halloran, Manager of the Community Indicators Initiative at Eastern Washington University, asked me to comment on trends in police staffing in Spokane County.  From 2008 to 2010,...

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