The following video illustrates many of the problems facing police improvement in America — topics I have written and spoken about during my career in policing and after my retirement.
Shortly after I received my master’s degree from the University of Minnesota, I was given a grant to survey police departments in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and London. What I learned there changed my thinking about the job I had been doing for almost a decade. Meeting and talking with my colleagues in these European countries opened my eyes about use of force, women in policing, training, and leadership.
Now listen to how some police in other countries see how we practice policing a democracy. We need to start making improvements now before it is too late.