500,000 Views! Wow!

Earlier this week someone logged on and was our 500,000th viewer. THANK YOU!

We’ve come a long way since 2011 when “Improving Police” first began. Since that time there have been over 1,100 posts written and over 2,700 of you signed as as “followers” and have commented on the issues that have been raised here regarding police use of deadly force, leadership, training, and re-building trust.

Thanks and let’s all of us continue to help our nation’s police move forward into this century and repair the “trust-gap.” Police matter and citizens do, too.

To celebrate this event, I will send an electronic PDF copy of one of my four books to you.

  • Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police.
  • How to Rate Your Local Police: A User’s Guide.
  • The Quality Leadership Workbook: Improvement and Leadership Methods for Police.
  • Telling It Like It Is: Couper on Cops: 30 Popular Essays.

All you need to do is send me your email address at qlworkbook@gmail.com.

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  1. Good and very necessary conversation. The Maryland State Police and Baltimore County criminal detectives/police continue to cover up the brutal murder of my son. It is appalling and unthinkable.
    After their blatant perjury and misconduct they are often promoted and also made department heads of Internal Affairs.
    This makes no sense and no one in
    our government will do anything about it accept continue with the

    It is probably the 80/20 rule. Eighty
    Percent of police are really good, honest and dedicated men and women. We need them of course,
    everyday they put their lives on the line for us. But the other 20% are
    No good and corrupt liars and even killers, even drug dealers.

    Over my last 12 years of experiencing firsthand police corruption and so many types of misconduct it just sickens me, my family and everyone who knows my story.

    Qualified Immunity for police must change. The policies are antiquated and give police a green light to do and act in any criminal way they please without ever being held accountable.

    This is unacceptable and reform is

    I know these people by name and they just continue on, ridicule me and laugh in our face.

    It is demented and appalling.

    I will never stop fighting for justice for my precious son.

    Adrienne Miranda

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Your story is an important one to share. Good cops are empathic. They can walk in your shoes. As to the 80/20 rule, I have found that it is really a 95/5 rule. Most cops go out to do the best they can in sometimes trying circumstances. But they hold an honorable vision. The problem that confronts us today about police corruption is that the 95% is often silent about what the 5% does. They don’t operate unethically, but fail to stand up when they see others tarnishing the badge. Hear what my colleague Retired Sergeant Mike Quinn has to say about this:


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