Today I came across this video of 3 of our local police chiefs talking about the current state of policing in relationship to their communities in our local area. I think they did a really great job of representing us all in this conversation. Many of us share these same opinions and ideas.
We all know that there are challenges for policing these days. The chiefs shared their thoughts: one being that we (police) should be sure we are doing the right things everyday and holding ourselves accountable; another being that police officers are entitled to fair and impartial investigations when things go wrong–not being judged and condemned by a snippet on social media; how we are continuing to educate ourselves to be fair and impartial police in diverse communities; and the incredible support we are feeling right now from our communities and how much we appreciate that.
These communities are both smart and lucky that they are served by this caliber of law enforcement leaders.