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. View all posts by David Couper
Nice. A long time ago, I saw some non-lethal force weapons and one of them was a net gun but to this day, I have not heard about American police departments adopting it in order to deal with mentally ill people.
Watching a little too much Spiderman!
I agree that we should seek technological solutions to our challenges, but I recommend we not lose sight of one of the Special Operations Forces (SOF) truths – People are more important than equipment.