PERF Executive Director Chuck Wexler spoke with Portland, OR Police Chief Chuck Lovell about his first two months as police … More
I Am Outraged! You Should Be, Too!
“I can tell you from my own experience, that starting ‘soft’ in handling a protest works. When a police agency … More
Where is the Chief? — An Important Response
A commentary worth posting in response to my recent post “Where is Your Police Chief.” “I would add the word … More
What If Arrest Was “Last Resort?”
WHAT IF ARREST WAS A “LAST RESORT?” As it is, police are too often trying to arrest their way out … More
Police Change in Ferguson and Portland — Are There Better Ways?
In Ferguson, police are trying to improve while operating under crisis conditions. In Portland, police are trying to improve while … More
A Problem in Madison
The department that I headed for over 20 years is coming under attack regarding the shooting of an unarmed intoxicated … More
Crowds, Protest and Police
Crowds! Protests! Occupy Wall Street! This past week we have seen a variety of police “methods” in handling protesters. Some … More