Over the years, poetry was a large part of my inner life. Recent years have found me sharing my deepest … More
Author: David Couper
The Seven Improvement Steps: Still Valid!
The Seven Steps Needed to Improve Our Nation’s Police The Seven Necessary Improvement Steps to Improve Our Nation’s Police These … More
Fear of Rejection Drives Cops’ Bad Behavior
Sue Rahr, former elected Sheriff of King County, Washington, past director of state-wide police training, and friend of mine, recently … More
A most pertinent, timely and historical article in the Baltimore Sun by friend and colleague Karl Bikel had been published … More
View the incident HERE. Another iconic event in police malpractice. Black officers at fault? Why would Black police do this … More
A Very Good Question!
President Biden recently called for police officers in our nation to be retrained, asking them, “Why should you always shoot … More
Police Reform: Impossible?
Two Oakland, Calif., police officers and a lawyer for one of the men at a 2002 trial at which the … More
Cops and Their Unions
[My Note: As a police chief, I tended to support police unionization of my officers in order to give them … More
How 11 Cops See America
How 11 Cops See America — Crime, Guns, Race, and Bad Cops New York Times “America in Focus” staff members, … More
As we enter the year 2023, let us seek new opportunities and possibilities for policing a free society… Few poemsi’ve … More