You Really Should Read My Book

Improving Police

Please bear with me as I unabashedly promote my book.

I am doing this because I believe it lays out the way police must go in order to emerge from the post-Ferguson crisis. It can be a good discussion point in your community or within your police department.

Arrested Development is about a new kind of  police and answer the questions:

  • Why do police need to improve? (More democratic, constitutional, and less-violent).
  • How can improvement be accomplished? (The “Seven Steps“).
  • What prevents this from happening? (The “Four Obstacles“)

The book is about my half-century of experience, both as a practitioner and academic, to bring about a new model for policing in America and how it was accomplished in Madison, Wisc. as well as a short history of policing in America.

The model is based on police being closer, having a more professional relationship with citizens, and engaging in…

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