“Nothing can be more corrosive to the legitimacy of police in a democracy than the pervasive sense that they view … More
Rule by Law, Not by Men
Everyone in our police community and nation needs to “read, mark, and inwardly digest this important letter from former FBI … More
The Courage to Stand Up
I sense that today many people in our communities are waiting for their police leaders to stand up and declare … More
Let’s Face It!
If we are to preserve this fragile thing called American democracy we are going to have to become a little … More
A Time to Act
I don’t know precisely when it happened, this sense, this honor, of being a guardian of others. Perhaps it was … More
Comparing Professional Misconduct
Police Versus Physicians This might not be a fair comparison, but stay with me… There are about 900,000 active physicians … More
What Should We Expect From Our Police Leaders?
The qualities we expect our police officers to hold and practice should also pertain to those whose job is to … More
A Call for Police Reform
The following article appears in the June, 2015 issue of “The Progressive” magazine: A Police Chief’s Call For Reform … More
Flounder: to struggle mentally; feel great confusion; be out of one’s depth; confounded, confused, in serious difficulty. The word “flounder” … 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