Mark this date: September 23rd at University of Wisconsin campus in Platteville. How are police implementing the Task Force Recommendations? How about PERF’s “30 Guidelines” on use of force policies and training? This is the time for police and community leaders to come together and engage in this needed conversation and to talk about the improvement steps that need to be taken and what we know about organizational reform. There’s a long journey ahead of us and now is the time to move out — together. As Dr King warned us, we either live together as brothers and sisters or die apart as fools!
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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 calling for police improvement (for example, How To Rate Your Local Police, and with my wife, Sabine, Quality Policing: The Madison Experience). After retiring from the police department, I answered a call to ministry, attended seminary, and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. At the present time, I serve a small church in North Lake (WI), east of Madison. Sabine and I have nine adult children, eleven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She is also a retired police officer and we both continue active lives. View all posts by davidccouper