What has it been like being a Black woman working in law enforcement for more than two decades? In this episode, hear from Dr. Sukeena Stephens about her struggle to get a seat at the table in a white male-dominated field and the inequity she saw when it came to special assignments and promotional opportunities.
What is a municipal league and how does participation benefit towns and cities? Learn from the Virginia Municipal League about their role in keeping local officials informed about what’s happening on a state and national level.
Police are operating in a heightened state of hyper-vigilance, which has taken a toll on their physical and mental wellbeing and led to an exodus of officers leaving the profession. Learn about resources for officers and their families, including helping spouses and children facing rising anxiety and depression.
Few people think of innovation when they think of municipal government. Learn how the city council of the small Canadian city of Innisfil has prioritized finding innovative solutions to help the city prosper.
First responders have faced an unprecedented amount of stress in the last year. One positive benefit is that it has forced many to acknowledge such stressors, which has helped reduce the stigma around mental health care.
When people think of human trafficking victims, they often think of girls and women. However, male minors are often sexually exploited. Learn about efforts to to provide safe homes, services, and resources for boys and men who have been trafficked.
Not everyone is cut out to be a crime scene investigator. In this episode, hear from a 24-year career CSI about managing stress, working with officers to preserve evidence, and educational recommendations for aspiring CSIs.
The Capitol riots were shocking because of the location, but it’s not an uncommon experience for police across the country. Learn about efforts to create national standards for training, equipment, and tactics to help agencies plan and prepare for civil unrest.