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The Future: Part VIII

Future of Policing Essays: American Policing in 2022 Part VIII 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 VII

Future of Policing Essays: American Policing in 2022 Part VII 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 V

Future of Policing Essays: American Policing in 2022 Part V 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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Analyzing a Police Shooting

  A 23 minute high-speed chase involving two passengers, later found to be unarmed. 137 shots fired by police in a period of less than 30 seconds. Up to 70 officers involved. (November 29, 2012) Put yourself in the position of being a police supervisor called upon to evaluate this kind of event. What would […]

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The Importance of Fixing Things

    Let me state this pure and simple: whenever police action results in the serious injury or death of another person police need to deeply and honestly examine what happened, be open about what they uncover, and if something went wrong — fix it! Here are some internal questions that need to be asked… […]

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POLICE TRANSFORMATION: The Role of a Teaching Workbook

POLICE TRANSFORMATION: THE ROLE OF A TEACHING WORKBOOK PART 6 of 10  The Quality Leadership Workbook played a big part in our/my process of transformation because it described the values, vision, mission, practices and direction in which we needed to go. The Workbook was used to train leaders and then as a teaching format when […]

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Police v. Smartphones: A Fight Worth Fighting?

In the old days, police and journalists worked together, each being somewhat dependent upon the other. At a crime, we police could say to a photojournalist, “Hey, would you please not take a photo of this?” Cooperation was important to both sides. Sure, there were tensions between competing interests, but for the most part, they […]

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“Do What You Gotta Do?” Police, Media and Cultural Violence

This is post number TWO HUNDRED! And why not present an eternal question: does art portray reality or is it the other way around? When it comes to depicting police and their work, I have a sneaking suspicion that what folks see on television and in the movies may influence how they think about them and expect them to act. And if […]

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Some Thoughts on Jailing Jailers

On old friend from my days in the criminal justice trenches of Madison, Wisconsin, served as county sheriff for a number of years. He began his criminal justice career as a deputy, then graduated from the University of Wisconsin law school. He went on to serve as a prosecutor and then head of prisons in Wisconsin. He now serves […]

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