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In top news this week, NYPD union officials are calling out the city for what they perceive as an unfair delay in the administration of the coronavirus vaccine to officers. While Mayor de Blasio said the city health department was “waiting for state guidance to be clarified” before it could distribute doses to police, union officials called that explanation “bureaucratic gymnastics.”

And in the aftermath of California's recent proposal that cops be either 25 or have a bachelor's degree to join the force, two of our columnists debate the pros and cons of such a policy.

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NY police unions criticize COVID vaccine delays for cops
Mayor de Blasio said the city health department was “waiting for state guidance to be clarified” before it could distribute doses to police
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New St. Louis program to divert mental health calls away from 911
Minneapolis officials outline new police disciplinary plan
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State your case: Should prospective cops be required to have college degrees?
By Jim Dudley and Chief Joel Shults, EdD 
“We may have a false choice to make here: college or no college.”
The challenges facing jails and prisons in 2021
By Mark Chamberlain 
Correctional leaders should commit themselves and their staff to apply lessons learned from the challenges of 2020 into policies and emergency planning
Biometric testing for police officers: Using technology to change culture
By Commander Kevin Huddle 
By using biometrics, police agencies can radically alter ways to monitor an officer’s health and fitness level
Rapid response: EMS needs to anticipate, prepare for violent attacks
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Violent incidents in NYC and Arkansas are grim reminders that medics are regularly threatened, attacked and harmed by the people they have been called to assist
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