[Shortly after Barack Obama was elected as the 44th President of the United States, I wrote him the following letter. … More
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Peel’s Principles: A Modern Translation
Around 1829, Sir Robert Peel and others put together a set of policing principles for the London Metropolitan Police — … More
The poet Robert Frost once wrote this about making choices: Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry … More
Stand Up! Be An Ally for Reform!
QUALITIES OF POLICE IN A FREE AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY: A PETITION We are two former chiefs of police who are … 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
What Should We Expect From Our Police Officers?
Qualities of Police in a Free and Democratic Society As members of a free and democratic society, these are the … 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
What Are World-Class Police?
World-class is being the best or foremost in the world. We in America claim we are the world’s best … More
My Philosophy of Policing
This is an eight-point summary of my philosophy of policing a free society; What I TEACH. What I PREACH. … More