In the above interview, Brian Ross interviews three persons — the head of the Police Executive Research Forum, a retired … More
Five Years After Ferguson
Eighteen-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson, Missouri police officer on August 9, 2014. It sparked protests that … More
Intentional Acts of Kindness
“Kindness and authority are not mutually exclusive; neither are kindness and effectiveness.” The old adage calls for “random acts of … More
Deadly Force Policies and Officer Safety
Sometimes I hear the argument that raising the bar on police use of deadly force will somehow put more officers … More
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1. Principles of Leadership 2. Why Police Matter 3. How Are You Doing? How Do You Know?” … More
National Consensus of Police Use of Force?
A number of police organizations this month, led by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), endorsed a “National … More
A Necessary Professional Discussion
A focus on police-involved deaths of 153 unarmed people in 2015. David Krajicek of The Crime Report does a great … More
Parsing the Ferguson Encounter
Last year, there were about 1,000 officer-involved police shootings (OIS) and, by all accounts, they continue at about the average … More
How Do You Know?
As a disciple of the late quality expert and statistician Dr. W. Edwards Deming http://deming.org I know he would be … More
Police Shootings: Do We Have the Right Data?
With regard to police shootings, do we have the right data to make decisions? Perhaps we don’t. Take a look … More