On this day in which Christians believe the healing breath of God flows over the world for all people, violence … More
Month: May 2020
Hope Springs Eternal from the Human Breast
Note: The title of this blog comes from the author Alexander Pope: “Hope springs eternal from the human breast.” I … More
Oh, Minneapolis, What’s Become of You?
“Let me put this bluntly. There is no love there. The officers present did not love one another for if … More
Officer, What Have You Read?
I am often asked the following question: “Do you know of any advice that has been written for first-time or … More
Community Police Works: Another Example
Los Angeles Times: LAPD community policing has prevented crime and made residents feel safer, study finds The Los Angeles Police Department’s … More
David Bayley: Another Giant Laid to Rest
I received the following from Maurice Punch, another of the “giants” who have conducted significant research and written about police … More
Policing the Pandemic
Some Questions and a Need for Research This [isn’t] intended to be a comprehensive examination of crime and the pandemic. … More
Eat This Book!
“How to Rate Your Local Police,” was first put together in the early 1980s and then revised in 2015. It … More
What is Community-Oriented Policing? — A Short Tutorial and Story
I fear this most necessary aspect of policing a free society will be lost in the pandemic. You know, other … More
This is What Leadership Looks Like!
I have always said that leaders matter and they matter greatly. I once had one of my sergeants tell me … More