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What is a Good Police Department?

Prof. Sam Walker has done a good job of defining something every citizen should know — what is a “good” police department. Of special interest is his use of links to provide examples of “professional, accountable, transparent, and self-monitoring police.” It’s worth reading and applying. WHAT-A-GOOD-POLICE-DEPARTMENT-Final    

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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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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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More Policing “Is/Is Nots”

          In keeping with yesterday’s blog, “What Policing Should Be,” here’s two more important “is/is nots” for policing:   COMMUNITY-ORIENTED POLICING IS                                                        IS NOT […]

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Hiring the Best

It seems that the old dodge is still the new one. When one police chief was asked why his department, which served a predominately African-American citizenry, had few minority officers his response was, “No blacks apply. If they don’t apply, we can’t hire them!” He was then asked why his department doesn’t go out and […]

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Help Improve This Blog!

Originally posted on improving police:
I AM NOT TRYING TO BUG YOU — but I am really interested in listening to you. IF I AM TO “WALK MY TALK” about improvement, leadership and improving the quality of police, I need to ask YOU how this blog is or is not meeting YOUR needs. SO… PLEASE be so…

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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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