I wrote the following piece in 1990. It was published that year in the American Journal of Policing. … More
Month: August 2012
Can Seattle Police Be Reformed?
No longer “Sleepless in Seattle,”the city has woken up. In an historic settlement, a federal judge recently approved a … More
“The Best of Our Knowledge” An Interview with Jim Fleming
As many of you know, I was Chief of the Madison, Wisconsin Police Department for more than twenty years. Though … More
It Gets Better!
What is the “It Gets Better” Project? In September 2010, syndicated columnist and author Dan Savage created a … More
What Needs to Be Done
I stumbled across an article from 2005 from sociology, my old field of study. At least one sociologist … More
ON THIS WE STAND: Qualities of Police in a Free and Democratic Society
We are two former chiefs of police who are inviting our nation’s police, elected officials, community leaders, and concerned citizens … More