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NOPD Chief Michael Harrison Discusses New TIGER Unit Team Focused on Gun Violence

by Aaron E. Looney

March 6, 2017

Categories: Announcement

Topics: Assault/Battery, Modernizing Policing

NOPD Chief Michael Harrison spoke to media today about a new team of detectives and tactical officers under the TIGER (Tactical Intelligence Gathering and Enforcement Response) Unit. This team will focus on gun violence incidents and removing offenders from the streets.

Chief Harrison Among Group of Law Enforcement Leaders Meeting With House Speaker Paul Ryan On Monday

by Tyler Gamble

January 14, 2017

Categories: Announcement

Topics: Modernizing Policing

Chief Harrison Among Group of Law Enforcement Leaders Meeting With House Speaker Paul Ryan On Monday

Superintendent Michael Harrison will meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Monday (Jan. 16) about new approaches police departments are taking on police training regarding de-escalation, decision-making and use of force tactics.

The NOPD Partnered With Feds, Other Agencies To Improve Process And Practices In 2016

by Dawne Massey

December 20, 2016

Categories: On the Beat

Topics: Modernizing Policing

The NOPD Partnered With Feds, Other Agencies To Improve Process And Practices In 2016

In February 2016 NOPD joined a network that offers access to innovative policing methods being utilized by some pretty prestigious law enforcement company.

Internal Audit Shows NOPD Officers Turned On Their Body Worn Cameras Nearly 100 Percent Of The Time In 2016

by Aaron Looney

December 15, 2016

Categories: Transparency

Topics: Modernizing Policing

Internal Audit Shows NOPD Officers Turned On Their Body Worn Cameras Nearly 100 Percent Of The Time In 2016

Body Worn Camera (BWC) programs can only be effective if police officers actually turn them on during citizen encounters, and by that measure, the NOPD’s BWC program is arguably one of the most effective in the country. 

In 2016, NOPD Prioritized De-Escalation Training For New And Veteran Officers

by Ambria Washington

December 13, 2016

Categories: On the Beat

Topics: Modernizing Policing, Police Training

In 2016, NOPD Prioritized De-Escalation Training For New And Veteran Officers

How a police officer first responds to a person in crisis can determine the outcome of an entire situation, including whether someone gets hurt, goes to the hospital or goes to jail. That’s why the NOPD made training new and veteran officers in de-escalation techniques a top priority in 2016.

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