From Improving Police:

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.


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