We are about to struggle with a most important decision regarding our national values and how we are going to … More
I know you’re pissed, but we gotta talk!
There is little doubt that we in America are into a major civic storm since the killing of George Floyd … More
Socially Contracting a Dream
While talking with a number of clergy in Minneapolis about their city and their police (of which I was once … More
Time to Re-imagine Your Police
I put together a short video on this important topic as many cities across America consider de-funding/eliminating their police departments. … More
A Black Judge and White Cop Sound Off
“‘Until we change, we’re going to keep revisiting these events year after year after year,’ says David Couper, former police … More
Roll Call: Officers, Can I Please Have Your Attention?
I would like to talk to you today in light of all that has transpired around our country as a … More
What is Community-Oriented Policing? — A Short Tutorial and Story
I fear this most necessary aspect of policing a free society will be lost in the pandemic. You know, other … More
When Leaders Don’t Lead
I can’t help thinking that the continuing press by many citizens for external oversight of their police is the result … More
New Head of NYPD Remembers Where He Came From!
[Ed. Note: It is always heartening to me to hear younger police leaders remembering the roots of effective policing — … More
Chief, what’s your duty — to employees — to community members? “To be a leader is to be a courageous … More