“It’s not that our system is the best example of democratic policing, it’s just that it has the most potential … More
The End of My Dream?
No matter what happens in November, no matter who becomes our nation’s leader, the reform and improvement of policing in … More
Just when you thought it can’t get worse…
This kind of situation Minneapolis police are facing is similar to what many city police departments are facing across our … More
Police Reform in Madison, Wisc.
[Note: I served over 20 years as Madison’s chief of police. This is a big change. While I have argued … More
Let’s Be Clear About This!
“The future is our choice!” Let’s be clear about what needs to happen today in American policing. It’s not that … More
Here’s What We Need to Do Now!
I have some suggestions as to what police need to do, and do it quickly, if we are take advantage … More
Go, Tell it On the Mountain!
These are trying times for police in America. Is this the “tipping point” when racism is purged from our nation … More
Imagine an Unarmed Police
The Case for Unarmed Police “Disarming police does not have to be seen as impossible. It can be something to … More
Do You Understand What’s Going On?
Officers, do you understand what is going on? You can no longer be silent. The Facebook post linked below is … More
A Black Judge and White Cop Sound Off
“‘Until we change, we’re going to keep revisiting these events year after year after year,’ says David Couper, former police … More