Leadership is a way and a choice. Don’t fall for order-givers, abusers, and coercive persons — they’re not leaders! Leaders … More
Chief Masterson Returns to Boise
Chief Mike Masterson Returns to Boise as Interim Chief. Here’s his message to new recruits. It contains both VISION and … More
Charlottesville! What Now Should Police Do?
“Commonplace instant, mass, and social media provide an opportunity to highlight and improve the public's view of law enforcement legitimacy. … More
Should Cops Be Physically Fit?
What is the role of health in policing? Should our police be required to be fit not only mentally and morally, … More
The Employee Handbook: What Does It Say About Your Organization?
Employee manuals are most often the bane of good management. While they hope to support good leadership and properly … More
Boise Gets It
Mike Masterson recently retired after serving a decade as the chief of police in Boise, Idaho. Before going to Boise, … More
Courage to Work Together?
Courage in policing is sometimes more than going down a dark alley looking for a prowler. Sometimes it has to … More
The Courage to Police with Integrity
Washington, Dc, 1993 Mike Masterson of Boise, Idaho is retiring at the end of this year after a decade as … More
“Improving Police” is the work of David Couper, former chief of police in Madison, Wisconsin for over 20 years. It has always been his dream to see police become major players in assuring fairness and justice in our society.
Are You Destroying Your Employees?
You are destroying your employees if you are requiring them to engage with you in “performance evaluation!” … More