In recent years, the court has made it very difficult, and often impossible, to hold police officers and the … More
The continuing pushback from the ranks I have received with regard to my book, Arrested Development, has been the challenge … More
Dear Chief: An Old Veteran Talks to Young Leaders
Dear Chief, I am writing this letter because I care for you and what you do. I know you have a … More
Enhancing Police-Community Relations
POWERPOINT LINK: https://www.dropbox.com/s/flu9x3r1cl4qn14/Judson%20University%20PCR.pptx?dl=0 The above Chinese characters represent the word “crisis.” Crisis comes from the combined characters of … More
I’m Getting Angry!
I’m getting angry. I spent the majority of my adult life as a cop. I’ve practiced the craft, watched, commented, and … More
How Do Police Departments Go Rogue?
What happens when citizens loose control of their police? It’s not a pretty picture as Steve Chapman and David Simon … More
Is Police Reform a Myth?
Ta-Nehisi Coates again caught my attention and thinking in his article last June in The Atlantic, “The Case for Reparations.” Now … More
Five Hundred posts! Hard to believe. It was in the fall of 2011, as I was finishing up the final … More
Officer: Be a Servant Leader
Are You a Servant Leader? Today’s note for Police Chiefs: You have not only a responsibility to serve … More
Tension in Madison: Role of Police
Chief Says Madison Not a Ferguson The above is a recent interview (Apr/3/2015) in which I talk a bit about … More