“Sorry and forgive me are difficult words. They are not easy to say. To forgive, or ask for forgiveness, is … More
Talking to Future Cops
What are criminal justice students thinking about today? Here are some question I received from students attending the 4-year degree … More
Police Use of Deadly Force: Time for Discussion
It was difficult to read in national newspapers like The New York Times that Madison, Wisc. was being linked to … More
What if Michael Bell Was Black?
A recent piece from NPR begs the question: If Michael Bell was black would this have ever happened, Would a … More
How to Sustain Excellence
“Get the right people on the bus, the wrong people off the bus, and the right people in the right … More
Passing the Torch: Why Aren’t There More Lakewoods?
PASSING THE TORCH. Is there a way to sustain excellence in policing? Which police departments are successful in continuing excellence … More
Looking at the BIG Picture: Protest and Police
Thanks to Rachel Maddow and her newscast last night in providing some perspective of protest and violence in America. Yes, … More
Are You Destroying Your Employees?
You are destroying your employees if you are requiring them to engage with you in “performance evaluation!” … More
A Unique Professional Opportunity
I starting thinking about how a posting for a Madison chief of police should read in order to … 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