Somethings Can Be Learned From the Military
I was alerted to the following article by a colleague of mine from the early days, Larry Hesser. Larry is a teacher, consultant, and former chief of police for many years.
The author of the article, Arthur Rizer, is the justice policy director for the R Street Institute, a Washington-based think tank. He is a retired lieutenant colonel in the National Guard and has served as a police officer.
He provides some recent learning from the military and its potential application to policing. He stresses that it all begins with higher education, leadership training, and a spirit of self-criticism, it is called “professionalism.” It is something I have strongly argued for many years.