At this time in my life I realized I needed to get in touch with my inner feelings regarding my … More
Lest We Forget: What Was the Madison Transformation? What Did We Learn?
The Chief of Change: David Couper and the Transformation of the Madison Police Department By Sophia Willer – Sep 13, … More
What Are You Reading that Challenges You?
What’s in your professional police library that challenges you? ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT (2nd Edition): A Veteran Police … More
What’s in Your Police Library?
“What’s the last book you’ve read about improving your practice and your leadership?” These four books are on Amazon.com to help … More
What’s On My Reading List?
Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality. —Warren Bennis In preparing to teach a new course on campus this … More
Police Chief Survival 101
Coming to Madison: Surviving Trials and Tribulation One of first things I had to do along with instituting major changes … More
Policing the USA: Race, Justice, Media
CHANGE, UNREST OFFER OPPORTUNITY FOR NEW COPS Chicago police lead a demonstrator from Grant Park during the Democratic National Convention in … More
In Celebration of My 600th Post
To mark this event I am offering a FREE download copy of my book, Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief … More
Why the Book? (a video)
In 2012, way before Ferguson and too many other tragedies in policing and before the release of the President’s 21st Century Task Force, … More
The Madison Model
The ‘Madison Model’ A shooting death spotlights Wisconsin’s legacy of police reform. By Simone Weichselbaum For 20 years, David C. … More