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June
15
2015
MPD’s New Hiring Resource Group
In order for us to achieve our goals of being a trusted, “guardian-based” agency committed to providing qualitative services which are accessible to everyone and administered in a way that constituents feel valued and respected, the foundation for this rests with our ability to recruit and train the best and the brightest. We are constantly […]
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Michael Koval
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department, Wisconsin
June
08
2015
Crooks Lose at Their Own Game
On May 19, an Eden Prairie resident noticed a suspicious vehicle drive into the parking lot of his condo building. The suspicious vehicle had a piece of paper duct-taped over the rear license plate. The resident drove around so he could see the front of the vehicle and gave the license plate number to Dispatch. […]
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Eden Prairie Police Department

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
June
01
2015
KCPD officers are taking advantage of Save a Warrior program
I’ve put a big emphasis this year on the overall wellness of our department members. I wrote about it on this blog last month, and now I want to highlight one of the programs I mentioned, Save a Warrior. Six KCPD members now have graduated from it, and it’s featured in this month’s issue of […]
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Darryl Forté
Chief of Police
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
May
26
2015
What’s in a Name?
During his sermon Sunday morning, Reverend Gary McCann talked about names. Quite simply, the name given to us at birth that we’ve spent our lives growing into. The name we answer to when called upon and what has become the core of our identity. Reverend Gary talked about how we are much more than the […]
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Kristen Ziman
Commander
Aurora Police Department, Illinois
May
18
2015
‘The Trooper’ Monument is Unveiled!
Exciting things are happening in our agency! We recently dedicated the new Academy facility and a few weeks later unveiled the bronze trooper statue that sits at the focal point of our compound. It was an amazing way to kick off Police Memorial Week and I wanted to share my remarks with those who were […]
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Rodney Brewer
Commissioner
Kentucky State Police
May
11
2015
The Challenges of Dealing With the Mentally Ill
One of the bigger challenges we have is dealing with the mentally ill. It has become a commonplace call for our officers. People in a mental health crisis are often combative, frightened and can be frightening. Yesterday I was reviewing incidents of force use as we do here to look for policy compliance, need for […]
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Doreen Olko
Director of Public Safety
Auburn Hills Department of Public Safety, Michigan
May
01
2015
We’re Making Changes to Enhance Community Trust and Officers’ Well-Being
Whenever unrest between police and residents breaks out in other cities, our local media often ask me to comment about it. I don’t do that because I don’t want to lose my focus on improving trust here in Kansas City. That said, I certainly am not oblivious to what is happening with police in other […]
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Darryl Forté
Chief of Police
Kansas City Police Department, Missouri
April
28
2015
What People Want From Police Departments
By Mike Maciag A recent survey shows how Americans feel about the job police are doing and how they can improve. Tensions between police and the citizens they serve continue to concern Americans, as illustrated in the latest incident resulting in riots in Baltimore Monday. Perceptions of police loom as a key consideration as agencies […]
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Governing Magazine
The States and Localities
Washington, DC
April
17
2015
Demands on Police Continue to Grow
Last month, I wrote about the perception of crime versus the reality and how our homicides, robberies, burglaries and car thefts are down from years past. This month I want to acknowledge that while the most visible, serious crimes are down, quality-of-life issues and general demands for police continue to rise. The number of officers […]
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Gordon Ramsay
Chief of Police
Duluth Police Department, Minnesota
April
14
2015
Awaiting a Decision from the District Attorney’s Office
Like many of you, this past week I watched in utter disbelief and horror as we again witnessed instances of police misbehavior captured for all of the world to see. This time, the venues were South Carolina and California. And while none of us is privy to all of the facts at this time, on […]
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Michael Koval
Chief of Police
Madison Police Department, Wisconsin
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