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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The greatest challenge in life is not wanting change but opening the eyes of the blind and getting the Mute to speak…. good work!
What gain to society is there when you feed the crumbs of your table to the poor under your banquet table and build an army of police officers to control the up rise?
I read in a book once, twice and three times that the results are not very good for the controlling ones at the top.
Only in a top down society do we hear so much talk about minimum wages. Those at the top don’t set limits like that over their lives and they are growing in numbers and living very well with their increases.
POLICE WORK is effected by those decisions.
Unsolved Major Crime
You heard people at the bottom talk about having better wages, but the upper crust ignored them and then they demand that the police deal in suppressing them and the police do the upper crust bidding. Yes, police work is affected by those decisions made at the top; however, the police can’t or are unwilling to make the connections plus having no backbone to stand up to the upper crust.
The backbone of police in America is our Constitution!
Well the police don’t believe in the Constitution; otherwise, we would not be having all these problems.
Some, not all!