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 departments have military weaponry and gear and tend to use organized SWAT teams in situations where they may be inappropriate. The question for citizens to ask their police and local officials is this: What […]

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BJA Leadership Site

   It looks like this site may hold some promise to improve police and their leadership. CLICK HERE and tell me what you think.    

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Spread the Word: Demanding Better Policing

A great two days in Mason City, Iowa at the Northern Iowa Area Community College talking to students, faculty, local police, and citizens about policing a free society. They had me up and at the TV station for the 5:30 a.m. news, breakfast, a meeting with the Criminal Justice Association, lunch with Sheriff Kevin Pals, […]

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Top Blogs Last Week

THE TOP BLOGS FOR LAST WEEK ON THIS SITE — “IMPROVING POLICE.”   1.  Looking at the BIG Picture: Protest and Police 2.  Making Choices: The Moral Aspects of Policing 3.  Demanding a Better Police 4.  Police Shootings: Do We Have the Right Data? 5.  Leadership and Motivation

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This is Community-Oriented Policing!

This police officer gets it! OTHERS can be policing with dignity, respect and fairness.   Read the following piece by NPR’s Kurt Siegler on LAPD Officer Deon Joseph who patrols a very tough neighborhood and does it not by intimidation or domination but by good old “Community Policing 101!” +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ “LAPD Officer Deon Joseph patrols […]

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Demanding a Better Police

WHY WE MUST DEMAND A BETTER POLICE! Plato writes that those who are called to protect the republic, the guardians, are to be educated on four virtues — wisdom, courage, justice and temperance. They are to be “the best of our citizens.” For the past four decades one question has continued to puzzle me, “Why […]

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Top Blogs Last Week!

HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE BLOGS VISITED LAST WEEK ON THIS SITE:   1.  Making Choices: The Moral Aspects of Policing 2,  Why Police Matter 3.  How To Police a Free Society 4.  Hazing and Bullying in the Police Academy 5.  Principles of Leadership

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Police Shootings: Do We Have the Right Data?

With regard to police shootings, do we have the right data to make decisions? Perhaps we don’t. Take a look at the following article in the Sept, 30 issue of The New York Times by Michael Winesaug: Race and Police Shootings: Are Blacks Targeted More? “If anything good has come out of this month’s fatal […]

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How To Police a Free Society

  Here’s an 18-slide power-point presentation on policing a free society. Feel free to use it. It really explains my philosophy of policing. To view it, CLICK HERE.  

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Last Week’s Top Posts

              Top Posts (the past week) on this site! 1.  What Policing Should Be 2.  Making Choices: The Moral Aspects of Policing 3.  Principles of Leadership 4.  Courage to Work Together? 5.  Body Cameras: Is This What We’ve Come To?

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