What lies ahead for police in America? What must they do? Here’s some leadership suggestions, some areas in which a … More
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Police as Mental Health Workers
Once upon a time, our nation housed mentally ill people in large numbers — many of whom were not a … More
How Should Effectiveness Be Measured?
“A Nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but it’s lowest ones” ― Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to … More
It’s Time to Stop Killing the Mentally Ill
I have written about these situations before. Whether it is in Times Square, Saginaw, or rural America, police must develop … More
Thinking Outside the (Blue) Box
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT POLICE BE ABLE TO THINK “OUTSIDE THE BOX!” And by that I mean not only THINKING … More
A Challenge to Our Nation’s Police Leaders
Just about every major department in our nation has been faced with pressures from the mental health community to improve … More
Police and the Mentally Ill: From Last Resort to First Resort?
Jim Chu, Vancouver chief of police and president of the Canadian association of police chiefs, recently told a unique gathering … More
A Police Officer Who Did the Right Thing By Laura Pogliano [The following letter is by the mother of son … More
Leaders, Where Art Thou?
Is this how improvement will come to our nation’s police — from the U.S. Justice Department — and not from … More
Why Improve police? They Don’t Bother me!
Improve our police? Ho-hum. Why does it feel like I am paddling upstream when I talk about the great benefits … More