To mark this event I am offering a FREE download copy of my book, Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption, and the Seven Necessary Steps to Improve Our Nation’s Police (2012).
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This offer will be good for the next seven days.
Published by David Couper
I served over 20 years as the chief of police in Madison (WI), four years as chief of the Burnsville (MN) Police Department, and before that as a police officer in Edina (MN) and the City of Minneapolis. I hold graduate degrees from the University of Minnesota and Edgewood College in Madison. I have written many articles over my years as a police leader. After retiring from the police department, I answered a call to ministry, attended seminary, and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. After 25 years leading two Episcopal Churches in Portage and North Lake, Wisconsin, I now serve as Associate Pastor in a growing, dynamic, and Spirit-filled Lutheran congregation in nearby Mazomanie.
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Congratulations! You show how one can pursue one’s interest even after retirement, and how policing is not just a job but a vacation.
Thank you for making this available.
Thank you Chief Couper for the copy of *Arrested Development*. Congratulations on your 600th post.
I read all and use many of your posts for my research in preparation for the Calif. POST Executive Development Course. The 2 week course is offered to police chiefs, sheriffs, DAs, captains, and lieutenants throughout Calif. I spend 8 hours discussing relationships and roles of the police, various models of policing, strategic planning for law enforcement, the value and need for crime analysis, and critical incident management. That’s a full day!
I’ve spent a career teaching and promoting COPPS throughout the U.S. and in many foreign countries. We are in challenging, but exciting time for our profession. I’m blessed to remain a part of our ongoing professional growth.
Keep up the good work David!!
*John Welter* *Anaheim Chief of Police (Retired) * *San Diego Assistant Chief of Police (Retired)* *Founder and Board Chair,* *Orange County Family Justice Center* *150 W. Vermont St. Anaheim, Ca. 92805*
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John, thanks for the encouraging note. You make my heart glad! Press on, a brighter world for police and citizens lies ahead.