Now’s the Time to Begin the Conversation

BookCoverImage-1HOW TO BEGIN THE NECESSARY AND ESSENTIAL CONVERSATION about community-oriented policing, race, use of force, and leadership.

For Community Leaders:.

  1. Order How to Rate Your Local Police
  2. Read it and give a copy to your police chief.
  3. Tell him/her you want to have a conversation about how the police department measures up.
  4. Have a meeting with police and community members.
  5. At the meeting reinforce the good things that are being done, ask for improvement on the others.
  6. Follow up as to what action has or is being taken.

For Police Leaders:

  1. Order How to Rate Your Local Police
  2. Read it and provide copies to leaders in your community.
  3. Tell them you want to have a conversation about how the department measures up.
  4. Hold a meeting, listen and respond. Use the checklist to determine what needs to be done.
  5. Schedule of follow-up meeting in which you will report back on your accomplishments.