A Note to Police Leaders

Improving Police

In the firestorm of recent American politics, and living in this post-Ferguson era, you are going to have to assess where you are now and where you want to be in the very near future. (Side note: it’s going to take courage to get there.)

There is no doubt that trust and support from people of color has waned since Ferguson. Why should you be concerned about 10 or 15% of your community? Because most of your “business”  involves these folks. There are also a number other vulnerable people in our society; the poor, homeless, addicted, or those who suffer from mental illness. The reality is that these citizens are your major “customers;” those who are most likely to receive, or be the subject of, your “services.”

There are two ways in which you can go. You will either willingly choose one or be the brunt of the other. In…

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