I love to read the Sunday edition of The New York Times. It takes me a whole week to … More
Month: March 2014
Police and the Mentally Ill: From Last Resort to First Resort?
Jim Chu, Vancouver chief of police and president of the Canadian association of police chiefs, recently told a unique gathering … More
SWAT! — Is There a Problem Here?
Police “Special Weapons and Tactics” Units/Teams (SWAT) One of the important tasks that a profession does is to examine its … More
People Matter, Employees Are People!
Employees are assets, not commodities! People matter. And there are perks to running a quality organization that puts people first … More
Police v. Smartphones: A Fight Worth Fighting?
In the old days, police and journalists worked together, each being somewhat dependent upon the other. At a crime, we … More
“Do What You Gotta Do?” Police, Media and Cultural Violence
This is post number TWO HUNDRED! And why not present an eternal question: does art portray reality or is it the other way around? … More
I know, I know… some of you think that I am too critical of our police. Maybe. But in my … More
Update on the POP Center
Steve Elbow of the Capital Times in Madison, Wisc. wrote a follow-up on what’s been happening with the recently de-funded Problem … More
Polite Policing ala NYPD
POLITE POLICING Last month, newly-elected New York Mayor Bill de Blasio introduced seven principles that he said will increase officers’ … More
Police Governance in Canada
In Canada, there is an Association of Police Governance (CAPG). It is the only national organization dedicated to excellence in police governance. … More