Are Dramatic Reductions In Lower Level Arrests Increasing Violence?

Highlights Has the dramatic decrease in arrests for lower-level crimes led to the twenty-eight percent national increase in violent crimes? Will cops ever return to aggressing, self-initiated, proactive policing? Do we want them to? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal justice […]

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We Running Out Of Cops Per A National Survey

Highlights There has been a 63% decrease in applicants applying to become a police officer per a national survey. Is the unceasing negative publicity about officers changing the landscape of policing, crime and citizen safety? Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations for national and state criminal […]

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It’s Time To Rethink Law Enforcement And Correctional Media Policies

Observations It’s time for law enforcement and corrections to understand that saying nothing to the media about an event and failing to put out false rumors can end in disaster. Yes, we don’t like or trust the reporters. Truth be known, they don’t like or trust us. That’s irrelevant. It’s about protecting what needs to […]

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Reporters And Cops Blasted For Inappropriate Social Media

Observations Reporters are taking heat for inappropriate social media posts. This comes on the heels of harsh journalistic criticism of posts in police social media pages. “Journalists don’t deserve a get-out-of-bigotry-jail free card just because they’re journalists.” Cops are never going to like reporters and reporters are never going to like cops, but they are […]

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Law Enforcement And Corrections Have Limits

Highlights Cops are not there to solve society’s problems. The pressure from citizens, communities, media, advocates and politicians are simply too much for most law enforcement agencies to handle. In essence, society is cheap. It wants everything but is unwilling to pay for it. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years […]

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Amazon’s New Neighborhood Watch Will Revolutionize Crime Control

Highlights Via Amazon and others, we are about to enter a new neighborhood watch effort that will have both positive and negative implications for crime prevention, law enforcement and communities. 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 […]

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It Feels Like We’re Losing The Streets-The Impossible World Of Police Research

Highlights It’s time to admit that law enforcement doesn’t know what to do from an evidence-based perspective. 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 for Crime Prevention for the […]

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74% Of Fragile Community Residents Treated Fairly By Police

Highlights It’s interesting that after getting slammed in the media, all research reports give mostly positive marks to police officers. Per the Bureau of Justice Statistics, police used or threatened to use force in less than two percent of contacts. Author  Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. Retired federal senior spokesperson. Thirty-five years of award-winning public relations […]

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BuzzFeed: Cops Post Racist or Inappropriate Comments on Facebook

Observations BuzzFeed documents cops saying inappropriate and “bigoted and racist things online.” I document journalists on Facebook offering comments indicating extreme political bias (clear violations of journalistic ethics), sexism, attacks on religion and an endless array of profane, cringeworthy,  sophomoric behavior. And these are the results of a thirty-minute review. Author Leonard Adam Sipes, Jr. […]

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