I received the following email from a medically retired police officer from San Diego who had been shot while trying … More
What Have We Learned Since Ferguson?
The shooting in Ferguson in August, 2014, when a young black man was killed by a white police officer and … More
Why Militarizing Police is a Very Bad Idea
Militarization Fails to Enhance Police Safety or Reduce Crime but May Harm Police Reputation Law school professors David Harris … More
An Unnecessary Harshness
If you were to ask me what is different from my time in policing compared with that of today I … More
It’s Non-Negotiable! Really?
It’s non-negotiable!” “I’m sorry, Chief, you’re wrong. Everything you and your department does is negotiable!” I don’t know how many … More
The Struggle for the Soul of Democratic Policing
“When police make mistakes, it is often because they have disregarded one or more practices of Procedural Justice and shown … More
The Dis-ease of Mediocrity
“Mediocre: of only ordinary or moderate quality; neither good nor bad; barely adequate.” I am usually a happy and hopeful … More
What We Learned in Platteville: Part 3 of 5
“Strengthening Community Trust in Kansas City” Capt. Charles “Chip” Huth, Kansas City PD: SWAT team commander, Adjunct Professor for University of … More
Rise of SWAT: Out of Hand?
What was originally developed as a response to armed, barricaded offenders may be spinning out of control and more and … More