“Unless we significantly reduce this rate (a yearly average of 1,000 citizen deaths by police), we will do little to … 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
Policing: A Black Cop’s Perspective
[Ed. Note: Major Hughes is from the generation that followed me after I retired in 1993. He began his career … More
Socially Contracting a Dream
While talking with a number of clergy in Minneapolis about their city and their police (of which I was once … More
Police Leaders: Please Answer This Request! “Stop Killing Us!”
One of the most important aspects of Community-Oriented Policing is to develop the simple art of listening — not just, … More
Roll Call: Officers, Can I Please Have Your Attention?
I would like to talk to you today in light of all that has transpired around our country as a … More
Oh, Minneapolis, What’s Become of You?
“Let me put this bluntly. There is no love there. The officers present did not love one another for if … More
Reform Police Training: A Conservative Case
“Nothing can be more corrosive to the legitimacy of police in a democracy than the pervasive sense that they view … More
Officer: Read This Book!
Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, “Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know,” ought to be … More
Women Police Shape the Future
Three women shaping future of law enforcement In Washington “Over time, a lot of my fellow officers could see, well, … More