No matter what happens in November, no matter who becomes our nation’s leader, the reform and improvement of policing in … More
How to Attract Police Applicants — Especially Today!
How would you go about attracting the best police candidates to your city and police department? Here are some examples: … More
A Legacy Not to be Forgotten
My friend and colleague, Mike Masterson, now serving the second time as the Chief of Police in Boise, ID, and … More
What’s Your Vision?
If you cannot envision something, it will never be accomplished. More drastically, prophets from the ages warn “without vision, the … More
My Vision: What I See
“Each day I came home from work, I sensed I had done some good in the community and the negative … More
The Seven Steps: Where Are We Now?
Re-visiting Chapter 6, “The Seven Improvement Steps” in my 2012 book, “Arrested Development” Step One: Envision Police leaders must cast … More
Chief, What’s Your Department’s Brand?
“Branding is the representation of your organization as a personality. Branding is who you are that differentiates you.”– Dave Kerpen … More
Critic in the Ranks: When I Got Ordered into the Chief’s Office
I wrote the following op-ed in the Minneapolis Tribune in 1967 when I served as a police officer in Minneapolis. … More
Celebration of Women Police
I have been thinking about the positive influences women have brought to policing. I have to admit I never thought … More
How to Sustain Excellence
“Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right … More