The Future: Part III

Future of Policing Essays: American Policing in 2022 Part III During the next few weeks I will be publishing excerpts from twenty or more of these essays with the hope of generating some discussion on what these police leaders and academics have to say about the future of our men and women in blue. Enjoy […]

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The Future: Part II

Future of Policing Essays: American Policing in 2022 Part II During the next few weeks I will be publishing excerpts from twenty or more of these essays with the hope of generating some discussion on what these police leaders and academics have to say about the future of our men and women in blue. Enjoy […]

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Kerlikowske on Crowds and Police

Here is an insightful and deep interview this past week of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske by Steve Inskeep of National Public Radio (NPR). It covers use of force policies, criticisms of the policing subculture and Kerlikowske’s  time as Seattle’s chief of police. [To read a full transcript of the interview, CLICK […]

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The Future: Part I

In 2012, the COPS Office in the U.S. Department of Justice published a series of essays on the future of policing edited by Debra R. Cohen McCullough and Deborah L. Spence. I don’t know how many of our nation’s police officers have read this document. But they should. During the next few weeks I will […]

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Top Posts This Week

              Officer, What’s Your Future? Are You Destroying Your Employees? More On Employee Destruction Principles of Leadership Making Choices: The Moral Aspects of Policing The Future: Don’t Let Technology Blind Your Humanity The Seven Necessary Steps — Step 1: Not Just For Police! “Blue Courage” — Coming to a […]

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The Future of Policing: Don’t Let Technology Blind Your Humanity

LET’S NOT FORGET ABOUT WHY TOMORROW IS IMPORTANT! When I talk about the future of policing I don’t mean trends or what probably will happen; instead, I am talking about a “preferred” future, how police should be and act in a nation such as ours — how we want it to happen. It’s easy to […]

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More On Employee Destruction

MEASURING PEOPLE The following article was recently sent to me by “Sok” Sokolove, Law Enforcement Consultant in Ypsilanti, MI and highlights the importance of check-ins over performance evaluations. Why Adobe Abolished The Annual Performance Review And You Should, Too! By Drake Baer, Business Insider When Donna Morris joined Adobe in 2002 as a senior director of global […]

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Officer, What’s Your Future?

I would like to hear what police officers today think about their future. What is their vision of it? How difficult will it be to attain it? To “prime the pump” here’s how I see the future for police. One I recently wrote (2012) and the second one I wrote in 1990: “MY VISION FOR […]

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Are You Destroying Your Employees?

      You are destroying your employees if you are requiring them to engage with you in “performance evaluation!” Is performance evaluation out-dated? Does it fail to do what it is intended to do — help employees grow? Read this: From The New Quality Leadership Workbook (2014): “For the most part, policing is teamwork. It functions […]

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Training In the Use of Force

Is this a result of poor training? Job stress? Emotional breakdown? Is this what citizens expect from a professional police officer? I think most folks viewing this video would find it very disturbing. So should police officers. As of today this video on YouTube already had over 185,000 viewings. Let’s get this straight: To put […]

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