It is true that most of us resist change, we simply don’t like it! On the other hand, we are given the human ability to adapt — to change.
The problem is that when we realize it is time to change it often is too late.
Our nation’s police are slowly, but surely, being asked to change — to improve their policies, training, and attitudes about use of deadly force in the community.
Or, as the above video suggests — their “cheese” is being moved and, additionally, the “handwriting is on the wall.”
[Thanks to Prof. Pat Solar for this link and the question, “Whether I know people like this or not?”… But more importantly to confront the question, “How am I like this and, if so, what am I going to do about it?”]
Here’s a link to the book which was first published in 1998.
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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