The New Quality Leadership Workbook — Part II

From the book’s Forward: “In the 1980s, the Madison Police Department began to move from being just a good police department to one that envisioned being a world leader. I had been the chief for almost ten years. My early years were not easy and were marked by a considerable amount of conflict between the […]

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Review the New Quality Leadership Workbook

  Take a look at this workbook my wife, Sabine, and I developed in the 1980s and recently updated. It helped transform a police department (Madison, Wisc.) and is a way for you to not only evaluate your own leadership and the current practices of your department, but to also plan your own organizational transformation […]

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Top Five Blogs Last Week

     HERE ARE THE TOP FIVE BLOGS LAST WEEK!     1, Making Choices: The Moral Aspects of Policing   2. Looking at the BIG Picture: Protest and Police   3, Why Police Matter   4, Principles of Leadership   5, BJA Leadership Site   By the way — some of you have asked how […]

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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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