Last year I was continually posting a strong message for police to stand up and speak out — against racism and bigotry – even when it happens within their own ranks.
Now Chief Greg Suhr of the San Francisco Police Department has led such a movement. You can check it out HERE.
But do view the following outstanding video:
Here is the pledge:
- I pledge to serve the people of [my city] faithfully and honestly without prejudice.
- I will not tolerate hate or bigotry in our community or from my fellow officers.
- I will confront intolerance and report any such conduct without question or pause.
- I will maintain the integrity of [my]Department and safeguard the trust of the people of [my city].
- I will treat members of the community as I would hope to be treated myself.
- I will pursue justice with compassion and respect the dignity of others.
- CAN WE MAKE THIS PLEDGE AND ACT ON IT?
The following are four posts that represent what I have been saying about the importance of police to stand up and speak out. We all know actions speak louder than words and that is why LEADERSHIP — and I mean every officer as a leader — will save the day and move policing forward to its highest level.