In a town of less than 5,000 people, the Chatham, NY Police Department has helped over 170 residents get into rehab. LEAP speaker Chief Peter Volkmann talks with Fusion TV about rethinking the way we police addiction.
- Chief Tom Synan, Newtown, OH Police Department
In an October 2017 study, sociologist Patrick Sharkey and his co-authors found that for every ten nonprofit organizations that focus on issues like crime reduction, substance abuse treatment or neighborhood development, a city of 100,000 will have a nine percent decrease in murders, a six percent decrease in all violent crimes, a four percent decrease in property crimes. Help LEAP make a difference today!
Fmr. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom
"The goal is to develop a fairer criminal justice system... we want to punish, deter, and rehabilitate - not merely confine and forget."
Chief of Police Todd Radford
"How law enforcement interacts with people undergoing mental health crises is a serious challenge for communities: we've got to get it right."
Sir Robert Peel founded modern policing in 1829 by establishing the London Metropolitan Police Force. Peel's commissioners developed the Peelian Principles, a set of ideals that defined the ethical requirements police officers must abide by in order to do their job effectively.
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