“How to Rate Your Local Police,” was first put together in the early 1980s and then revised in 2015.
It is designed to be a “user’s guide” and not just for progressive police leaders, but also for civic leaders, governmental officials and concerned citizens.
It contains a “checklist” to evaluate police leadership and services.
A number of chiefs have told me over the years that they give a copy to their mayor, city manager, and city council members, especially after they have been elected or appointed to office. This is so that they can begin to understand what good policing should be.
I write “eat this book” because it needs not only to be read but digested!