Departments hoping to reach out to "alienated communities" are implementing training designed to: make us feel bad about who we are; encourage us to try to diagnose the "root cause" of a miscreant's bad behavior; and tempt us to hesitate to do our job for fear of prosecution or punishment. This is a recipe for disaster where officer safety is concerned.
March 13, 2017
The Philadelphia Police officer fired for hitting a woman in the face at the Puerto Rican Day parade was reinstated by an arbitrator, who ruled that his firing was improper.
August 13, 2013
When planning events, you'll want to involve the event coordinator (or committee); fire and ambulance services; information technology and communications; public works; the media; and organized volunteers.
March 8, 2012