Category Archives: Europe

Community policing in France

This 2 1/2 minute news video discusses France’s “love-hate relationship” with community policing. President Macron has recently encouraged more emphasis on building public trust as a means of preventing both crime and terrorism. Advertisements

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Cryptocurrencies

This article provides some explanation of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, and Zcash as well as blockchain, which is the underlying technology. Dark market usage, such as buying and selling illegal drugs, is estimated to be only a small … Continue reading

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Next generation community policing

The 4th annual conference of the European Neighborhood Watch Association, titled “Next Generation Community Policing,” will be held October 25-27 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Details are available here.

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Migrant smuggling top EU crime priority

The top crime priority of the European Council for the upcoming policy cycle is migrant smuggling, followed by human trafficking and drug trafficking, according to this article. This follows Europol’s declaration that it has 5,000 international organized crime groups currently … Continue reading

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Cincinnati wins 2017 problem-oriented policing award

Cincinnati won the Herman Goldstein award for outstanding problem-oriented policing at the 2017 POP Conference this week in Houston, Texas. This 13-minute video tells the story of the initiative that tackled violent crime in two adjoining neighborhoods. Other finalists were … Continue reading

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“Secured by Design” yields 87% property crime reduction

A study by Police Scotland has found that 3,000 “secured by design” (SBD) residences had 1/7th the number of burglaries and thefts over a 10-year period versus comparable residences, according to this article. Information about the UK police SBD initiative … Continue reading

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Palestine admitted to Interpol

Interpol members have voted 75-24 to admit the Palestinian Authority, bring the total number of participating countries to 192, according to this article. Among the countries still seeking membership are Taiwan and Kosovo.

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