What does an ethnologist in policing from the UK have in common with a Police Chief from the U.S.? Quite a bit as it turns out. But the contrast also helps us get a fuller perspective on what is going on behind the scenes.
This is the first episode in our Across the Pond series in which we engage topics that are both global and local. Where do we locate the limits of our understanding and how can we reach across boundaries to gain insights?
This episode highlights the challenges and demands of policing today. We address legitimacy in policing, the focus on vulnerability vs criminality, recruitment and professional development, and more broadly the evolving nature of police work.
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- Disassembling Police Culture
- Ethnography and the Evocative World of Policing (OUT SOON; Edited By Matthew Bacon, Bethan Loftus, Mike Rowe)
[Mentioned in the show @51:23] CURRENT READING LIST FOR BOROUGH OF CHAMBERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT
- Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry
- Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t by Jim Collins
- Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win BBY Jocko Willink
- Leaders Eat last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek
- Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
00:00:00 Focus on vulnerability in policing.
00:06:25 Importance of community engagement.
00:15:14 Understanding police use of stop and search.
00:20:20 Training is crucial for police.
00:25:18 Discretion influenced by various factors.
00:32:23 Importance of human interactions.
00:36:54 Invest in self-improvement and well-being.
00:42:39 Focus on vulnerability, not criminality.
00:51:23 Education is key for police.
00:54:49 Invest in education for officers.
01:02:18 Support officers in their mission.
01:07:37 Hope for the future of policing.
01:14:06 Importance of continuous learning.