Since Hurricane Katrina, resignations from the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) have increased, and the department went more than a year without recruiting enough candidates to justify a police academy training course. This study presents practical recommendations for change that could help the NOPD improve recruiting
Many police departments face ongoing challenges in recruiting and retaining police officers. Heightened concern about terrorist attacks has exacerbated this problem by increasing demands on local law enforcement agencies. To address this problem, the authors, drawing on RAND
Funding is insufficient to have staff dedicated solely to investigation of communicable disease
reports. Our communicable disease nurse also serves as the immunization coordinator, family
planning coordinator, clinic supervisor, and assists with direct client services in the clinic. The other
clinic nurse, who serves as back-up investigator, is also the family planning nurse and works half time
in the Mental Health Department.
Considering the problems we have in communicating with other h~rmans using natural language, it is not clear that we want to recreate these problems in dealing with the computer. While there is some evidence that natural language is useful in communications among humans, there is also considerable evidence that it is neither perfect nor ideal. Natural language is wordy (redundant) and imprecise. Most b,*m,m groups who have a need to communicate quickly and accurately tend to develop a rather well specified subset of natural language that is highly coded and precise in nature.
Today it seems like everyone has a digital camera and that digital
photography has been around forever. There are hundreds of models
of digital cameras available, and finding film is getting to be more and
more difficult. But, this really isn’t the way it always was.
In 1992, I was working at the Newport Beach Police Department. The department
bought a Kodak DCS 200 digital camera that provided a whopping 1.5 million pixels and
cost around $10,000. It didn’t use a memory card, but it had an internal computer hard
drive and a SCSI connection to download photos to the computer.
It may have already occurred to you that this "toughest job you'll ever love seems almost
impossible. Look at some of the obstacles you may be facing. Your students are numerous;
many may be older than you. Textbooks are scarce, and again, many may be older than you.
The physical conditions are austere, with a tin roof that creaks as the temperature rises and
obliterates all other sound when the rains come. Pictures and posters disappear from the
classroom walls. Desks are too few. The blackboard has been worn to a light grey and chalk
The emergence of fixed cinemas coincided which a huge
growth phase in the business in general; film production increased
greatly, and film distribution developed into a special activity, often
managed by large film producers. However, until about 1914, besides the
cinemas, films also continued to be combined with live entertainment in
vaudeville and other theatres (Musser 1990; Allen 1980).
We can thus place the take-off of the cinema industry between
1905 and 1907. In these years it developed its own retail outlets and did
not depend exclusively on theatres and travelling showmen.
This note aims to encourage operations managers and staff
not only to give priority to project implementation performance
but also to balance it with sustainable institutional capacity
development beyond the project. To that end, existing country
institutions should be the “default” mode, and PIUs—especially
parallel “stand-alone” PIUs—should be phased out. This note
reflects lessons learned and draws on existing good practices in the
expectation that they can become the rule rather than the
A vast literature focuses on the predictability of U.S. and international stock returns using macroe-
conomic variables, such as the short government interest rate or the yield spread between defaultable
and government bonds. For instance, Ferson and Harvey (1993) nd that returns on international
stock indexes are predictable using macroeconomic indicators as conditioning variables. More
strikingly, Ferson and Harvey (1999) nd that broad economic variables explain the cross-sectional
variation in U.S. individual stock returns better than the Fama and French (1993) empirical factors.
Our results have important implications for the performance of the mutual fund industry.
From an overall perspective, we observe more frequently funds with negative
rather than positive performance. However, the performance of the industry as a whole
is not so bad because about 80 percent of the funds produce zero alphas. In fact, the
negative average performance documented in the previous literature is not due to the
majority of funds but is only caused by one fifth of the funds.
Asset management industry provides services and investment products to diverse clients such as
individuals, corporations, government pension funds, provident and pension funds with various
investment goals. Moreover, asset management plays an important role in saving and investment
activities. Asset management services ranging from private investment fund for high net worth
investors, provident and pension funds for the systematic long term investment and mutual funds for
individuals with constraints in time, information, investment knowledge, and market sentiments.
AN INTRODUCTION TO CELLULAR PHONE SYSTEMS
The ﬁrst mobile communications system began in 1921 when the Detroit Police Department installed two-way radios in its cars. The equipment was bulky, awkward, and a drain on automobile batteries, but it proved its worth. Soon police and ﬁre departments throughout the country were installing two-way radio equipment in their ﬂeets. Eventually someone realized that private individuals could also beneﬁt from being able to talk with the outside world from their cars, and the ﬁrst commercial mobile telephone service was instituted in St.
Physical entries must be placed inside an appropriately-sized envelope. The NAC recommends transparent, plastic envelopes found in most office supply stores and catalogs. Manila-type envelopes may also be used.
If a transparent, plastic envelope is used, insert the two copies of the entry form securely inside the envelope behind the physical entry. The entry should be facing or readable from one side and the entry form facing or readable from the other. Firmly affix the entry number to the BACK of every piece in the entry.
All information required by the contract that is necessary to document acceptable performance of
the work will be maintained in an organized manner and available electronically, daily, to
WSDOT. CQA inspection reports and material sampling and testing results shall be submitted to
WSDOT in electronic format within 24 hours following the inspection or test. Hard copy format
of these reports and results will be available upon request by WSDOT.
The ability to conduct research independently, accurately, and effectively plays a fundamental role in college
and the workplace. Research skills are critical tools for acquiring, extending, and sharing knowledge in
academic and workplace settings, and students must be able to determine when and how to conduct and
Since President Lyndon Johnson’s declaration of War on Poverty and the passage of the
Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, optimism that had surrounded those measures has
faded. The economic, fiscal, and social conditions of the old central cities have declined,
while their inner-ghetto areas have become zones of calamity. Their residents are not only
living in poverty, but they must also contend with levels of drug use and violence that,
although currently in decline, would have seemed inconceivable in the early 1960s.
Our research provided significant data that allowed us to gain insight and discern patterns
related to participant reactions regarding notice clarity, comprehension, and comparison.
This was true across all our testing sessions.
A professional transcription service prepared typed transcripts for each interview based on
In addition, a notetaker used a structured log to record observations of each
testing session. The results were coded and entered into a database using Atlas.ti, a qualitative
research software package.
The Philadelphia Police Department operates a Major Crimes Auto Theft Unit with
authority funds of more than $2.9 million through 2008. One section concentrates
on chop shop and salvage yard investigations, while the another investigates all other
auto theft cases. Authority funding doubled available resources by adding eight
police officers and four detectives.
Pennsylvania’s Auto Theft Prevention Authority also provides important training for
law enforcement personnel.
The most significant success occurred in and around Baltimore, where the
Baltimore Regional Auto Theft Team, (RATT), a multi-jurisdictional task force, has
seen a 50 percent drop in motor vehicle theft rates since 1995.
The Michigan Auto Theft Prevention Board requires all grantees to provide
matching funds for anti-theft efforts. Police departments and other grant fund
recipients must provide 25 percent of total program costs.
When the filler is hard (usually 15 -20 mins) sand into shape using 40-60grit production paper. Power sanders
can speed up this part of the job but care must be taken not to remove too much of the filler, particularly if using
rotary sanding disks. Final shaping is best done with a flat sanding block with abrasive paper attached. Sand in
straight lines, changing direction regularly to avoid sanding low spots or grooves into the filler. For the same
reason never sand in a circular motion as this removes filler too quickly from the same spot. Once the filler...