There is a crisis of trust and confidence in the police along with significant negative narratives.
In the last few years, we’ve witnessed a shift in public perception from seeing police as “good”, to viewing them as “bad.” The “defund the police” movement is now part of popular culture along with the poor image of policing in the media. And all around the nation, there seems to be a lack of national agreement about what law enforcement is expected to do.
Peace Officer: Realizing The True Purpose of Policing teaches you how to have a police department that works for everybody—the cops, the city and county officials, the police union and the community members. It takes these stakeholder groups through the reasons why trust and confidence has been lost, what you can do about it locally and teaches a new approach to law enforcement with policing that’s effective, empathetic and just.