We can support police officers and listen to what communities want. The two ideas are not incompatible. Pittsburgh Police Chief speaks at the DNC. Thank you, sir.
“There are many more police leaders like me, who are committed to improving the integrity of our systems, but we will fail unless we come together with our communities. We must each fight our natural tendency to hide inside our narrow world view…” — Chief Cam McLay, Pittsburgh PD
[Ed. Note: I am proud to have hired and promoted Cam when I was chief in Madison, Wisc. He retired as a captain and taught leadership for the IACP. Two years ago, he was chosen to be the chief of police in Pittsburgh.
Cam “gets it!” on both the leadership and community-oriented policing fronts. He knows systems, quality improvement methods, and the importance of being close to those whom police serve.
He gave a great talk to America last night on behalf of police and the need for police and citizens to work together. Black…
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