Monthly Archives: February 2013

Process, Strategy and Structure: Time for New Ideas

It’s time to liberate police thinking about the process, strategy and structure of the service.  Our conventional practices do a number on first-line practitioners and do not get us the effectiveness we could be realizing. We need a service that … Continue reading

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Hats off to Sanity

Let us give a salute to the four police chiefs whom the Mass. gun advocates are suing. Let’s call the Roll. Chief Bob Champagne, Peabody Chief Gary Gemme, Worcester Chief Richard Grimes, Weymouth Chief Neil Ouellette, Danvers My personal views … Continue reading

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A Career in Service to Police Innovation

In June Bob Champagne retires as chief of the Peabody Police Department. This must seem not quite possible to other chiefs in Massachusetts and to Bob’s national networks in the Police Executive Research Forum and IACP. Bob has been a … Continue reading

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On a ‘backer, a hacker and a pedestrian whacker: A Rant

No innovative solutions on offer today.  I just caught the pattern as three cases darted across the pages and screens from which I get the news.  And please be advised: as will be readily obvious, I am not a lawyer.  … Continue reading

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