If you are interested in policing or work in the ranks, you need to read this important report issued a few years ago by the Justice Policy Institute: Rethinking the Blues: How We Police in the U.S. and at What Cost.
“The overuse of police and surveillance can lead to more arrests and incarceration and do not have a significant impact on crime, especially when considering the costs. Some jurisdictions have already started utilizing alternatives to traditional law enforcement to police their streets, while others are focusing on the more long term solutions to social problems.”
Read the entire report HERE.
And tell me what you think.
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.
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