OJPDC Blog

Crime Victims
Data-based Justice Solutions
Mental Illness

As both a trauma surgeon AND police Lieutenant with the Dallas Police Department, I spend an inordinate amount of time mitigating the aftermath of violence. 

Animal Cruelty

In the United States, state and federal animal protection statutes have been in existence for over a century. 

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Collaboration
Community-police Relations

While policing approaches have evolved and adapted over the years, the undergirding philosophy of policing in a democratic society has remained the same: citizen-driven and service-focused.

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Sexual Assault

Texas leads the nation in population and job growth. The University of Texas (UT) is determined to also take the lead in the fight to stop sexual violence.

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Communication
Community-police Relations
Data-based Justice Solutions
Officer Safety
Protests

Armstrong v. Village of Pinehurst is a clear reminder that legal standards around police de-escalation are rapidly evolving.

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Community-police Relations
Data-based Justice Solutions
Officer Safety

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”
Albert Einstein

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Officer Safety
Risk Assessment

The hospital setting is a foreign environment for correctional officers (CO). Each year law enforcement and hospital employees suffer injury when individuals attempt to escape from a hospital setting; many of these incidents are preventable.

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