The arrest of Genele Laird in June at East Towne can be a teachable moment for the Madison community. Many … More
Tag: Madison Police
What’s Next For Police?
Moving forward today will require bold leadership from the police. Outsiders simply cannot improve them — only they can do it. … More
What is Community-Oriented, Collaborative Policing?
Ever wonder what I am talking about when I mention community-oriented policing? Well, here’s a good, real-life example. The following is … More
Little Rays of Hope
Last week, I wrote about Chief Chris Burbank who heads up the Salt Lake City Police Department. I described him … More
Will Police Take This First and Necessary Step?
Sabine Lobitz and I wrote the following article for our nation’s police leaders in the late 1980s to draw attention to … More
Can Madison Police Go From Good to Great?
Last night, the Madison Board of Police and Fire Commissioners began their process of selecting a new chief of police … More
Seven Seeds For Policing
Note: The following article comes from a talk I gave in Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1993 when I … More
Organizational Transformation: How To Do It
THIRTY YEARS of research by leadership expert Dr. John Kotter have proven that 70% of all major change efforts in … More
Going from Good to Great — Possible?
“Good is the enemy of great.” — Jim Collins Can a police department be GREAT, not just “good?” Here’s my … More
They’ve Come a Long Way — Women in Policing
Just today I viewed a post from Kristen Ziman, a commander with the Aurora (IL) Police Department. A year or … More