If this is true, how are you doing? Well-informed, thinking, and effective police officers know about POP and how to … More
Month: November 2019
Interview with NYPD Commissioner Jim O’Neil
Video: James O’Neill looks back on his tenure as the city’s top cop This week, Police Commissioner James O’Neill will … More
Best Police Practices: The COPS Office
Law Enforcement Best Practices: Lessons Learned from the Field [My note: we need more of this and especially “best practices” … More
Body Cameras Will Not Improve Police Behavior!
Research finds police body-worn cameras fall short of expectations “While much of the research is mixed, its conclusion counters some … More
Red Flagging: What Happens When an Elected Sheriff Won’t Enforce the Law?
Two articles about Red Flag laws that somehow will not be enforced. A most confusing matter… the world has gone … More
What We’ve Learned (and failed to learn) About Handling Crowds and Protests
“Authorities, and in particular the police, can often have a profound role to play in producing the very violence that … More
Casuistry: Seeing the Particular in Both Sides
Malcolm Gladwell presents a most interesting podcast about “descending into the particular” — Casuistry* (see below). Which is to value … More
Excellence in Policing: What is It?
What is excellence in policing? Try digesting the following nine points and the included links and see what happens. Are … More
When is Enough Enough?
Here’s a List of School Shootings in 2019: Almost One a Week! It’s high time police leaders in America stand … More
Good Old, Effective Policing!
One thing I learned after being a street cop and police leader for over 30 years was this: the most … More