PERF Trending

"Trending" is PERF's weekly update to its members covering the latest news from PERF and the policing world. Past editions of Trending are available below.

2021

  • November 27th: A Thanksgiving weekend movie recommendation
  • November 20th: Coming PERF Attractions and Interesting News Items
  • November 13th: “Uncomfortable conversations”: Police Scotland’s lessons from the COP26 demonstrations
  • November 6th: Is It Time to Rethink Traffic Stops?
  • October 30th: Inside PERF This Week, and Catching Up from Around the Country
  • October 23rd: DEA’s Anne Milgram reaches out to PERF on opioid deaths, marijuana, and violent crime
  • October 16th: This Year, Chiefs Are Retiring at Twice the Normal Rate 
  • October 9th: Policing is about matters of life and death
  • October 2nd: Managing the Stress of the Past Year
  • September 25th: We had a lot of straight talk at our Town Hall Meeting 
  • September 18th: DOJ Is Leveling the Playing Field
  • September 11th: Living up to the memory of what the heroes of 9/11 taught us
  • September 4thWhere is the sense of urgency about COVID deaths of police officers?
  • August 28th: A Time to Save Lives: Labor and Management Need to Come Together on Vaccine Mandates
  • August 21st: A lot going on this week at PERF
  • August 14th: "The Right Stuff"
  • August 7th: What can we do to prevent police officer suicides?
  • July 31st: Policing and COVID – It’s time to change strategy
  • July 24th: 2020’s Pandemic Within a Pandemic: The Opioid Crisis
  • July 17th: My Favorite Time of the Year Is Now
  • July 10th: Confronting the unintended consequences of marijuana legalization
  • July 3rd: Homicide Victims Are Not ‘Speed Bumps’
  • June 26th: Addressing the Defining Issue in Policing Today
  • June 19th: A preview of Tuesday’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting
  • June 12th: What happens when the social worker asks the police to step in?
  • June 5th: How Can We Get Cops to Stop Shooting at Vehicles? 
  • May 29th: How a Detective Revolutionized Our Response to Hostage Situations
  • May 22nd: What Police Reform in America Really Needs to Look Like
  • May 15th: Honoring Heroic Officers
  • May 8th: The Challenge of Body-Worn Camera Video: Release Now or Wait Until Later? 
  • May 1st: Investigations of Police Departments Are Important, but Let’s Streamline the Process 
  • April 24th: Citizen Jurors and Citizen Review Boards
  • April 17th: What If the Police Shared Ownership for Managing Demonstrations with the Community?
  • April 10th: Out of Tragedy, Hope and Redemption
  • April 3rd: Getting Officers To “Step Up and Step In” 
  • March 27th: A Time for Guardians and a Time for Warriors
  • March 20th: Looking Back on a Year Like No Other – and What’s Next for PERF 
  • March 13th: Looking Back, and Looking Ahead, on Police Reform
  • March 6th: Professional employees told me some great stories
  • February 27th: The Unsung Heroes of Policing
  • February 20th: COVID Vaccines Are an Opportunity for Chiefs and Union Leaders to Work Together
  • February 13th: On the Difficult Issue of Race, Three Police Leaders Reflect on their Early Experiences, Navigating Their Careers, and Lessons for Others
  • February 6th: What’s going on with COVID vaccinations?
  • January 30th: Not Losing Sight of an Alarming Increase in Gun Violence and Emerging Nationwide Responses
  • January 23rd: Heeding the Call for Unity
  • January 16th: The Heroic Cops Who Stepped Up on January 6
  • January 9th: Trying to Make Sense of a Senseless Day 
  • January 2nd: A New Year, New Challenges for Policing

2020

  • December 26th: Online Meetings: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 
  • December 19th: The Lessons We’ve Learned About Policing and COVID 
  • December 12th: Reform-Minded Prosecutors and Police Chiefs: How Do We Find Common Ground?
  • December 5th: What our survey of PERF members told us about policing, crime, and the next Presidential Administration
  • November 28th: Police reform and good police work cannot be mutually exclusive 
  • November 21st: In spite of everything this year, we have much to be thankful for.
  • November 14th: What I Think We Can Expect from the Biden Presidency
  • November 7th: Alarming news of roving criminal gangs in Oakland
  • October 31st: ICAT Is Looking Like a Game-Changer
  • October 24th: Mass Demonstrations – The Never-Ending Struggle to Get It Right
  • October 17th: Let’s Talk About the Costs of Not Fighting Crime
  • October 10th: Unintended Consequences of Civilian Oversight of the Police
  • October 3rd: Paying Tribute to the Heroes of the Summer of 2020
  • September 26th: Who Wants to Apply for a Chief’s Job When Some Chiefs Are Treated So Badly?
  • September 19th: Police Executives Need to Monday-Morning Quarterback Themselves Too
  • September 12th: The Next Step in Monday-Morning Quarterbacking
  • September 5th: PERF members tell me they agree that policing needs “Monday-morning quarterbacking”
  • August 29th: How Do We Get Out of this Mess? Here’s A First Step
  • August 22nd: Lessons From the Recent Standoff in Cedar Park, TX
  • August 15th: A New Way of Looking at Mentoring
  • August 8th: We’re in a Hypercharged Political Environment 
  • August 1st: COVID Has Demonstrated that Police Are Problem-Solvers
  • July 25th: This Is a Defining Moment for Policing
  • July 18th: When It Comes to Addressing Problems such as Homelessness, This Is What Police Reform Should Look Like
  • July 11th: The Good Cop
  • July 4th: Thank You
  • June 27th: Here’s What We’re Planning for Tuesday’s Town Hall Meeting
  • June 20th: PERF’s First Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Now Available on Video
  • June 13th: How Do We Respond to “Defund the Police”?
  • June 6th: Moving Forward from One of the Most Difficult Weeks in Policing
  • May 30th: The Death of George Floyd, and Its Searing Effect on Policing
  • May 23rd: Remembering 3 Giants in the Field of Policing Research
  • May 16th: What We Know – and Don’t Know – About Crime During the Pandemic
  • May 9th: The “Social Distancing Police” vs. Community Policing
  • May 2nd: COVID-19 and Criminal Justice Reform, and a Tribute to Tony Narr
  • April 25th: Looking forward to the return of in-person meetings
  • April 18th: Lessons from the COVID crisis that may help soften the looming economic crisis
  • April 11th: 9/11 and the COVID Crisis, As Seen by an Officer Who Survived Both
  • April 4th: Jim Collins's "Stockdale Paradox" and supporting policing friends during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • March 28th: The COVID-19 crisis and leadership lessons from General Stanley McCrystal
  • March 21st: PERF's new COVID-19 resources and the Martinsburg, WV harm reduction program
  • March 14th: PERF members on responding to the COVID-19 threat and previous PERF reports on responding to a pandemic
  • March 7th: Washington State COVID-19 responses, upcoming first-line supervision webinar, and PERF staff attend an officer wellness symposium
  • February 29th: Police chief turnover in Oakland, ICAT training in Hallandale Beach, FL, and emotional survival training in Baltimore
  • February 22nd: Use of force in Volusia County, FL, body-worn camera research in Miami Beach, and reducing nonfatal shootings in Topeka, KS
  • February 15th: Facial recognition, bail laws, and a new PERF report on less-lethal technologies
What’s going on with COVID vaccinations?