Lisa Boeving-Learned, Sergeant (retired)
I was blessed to be a part of the law enforcement family for twenty-five years. I served in patrol, FTO, Community Policing, Investigations, and developed our agency’s sex offender monitoring unit, a DOJ “Best Practices” program. When I was promoted to Sergeant, I worked the street by choice because I loved mentoring new officers and community policing. I retired in 2014.
Cops aren’t perfect, but to uphold the values of our profession we should always strive to be worthy of the badge. Today our ideals and principles are more important than ever. We’ll talk about issues relating to policing and the communities we serve. This is a no hate zone, but we may ruffle some feathers. My guiding principle is that integrity is the most important quality a police officer can have. The job is dangerous, but that does not change the need to serve the citizens that place their trust in us every day.
Heather Taylor, Homicide Sergeant, SLMPD and President of the Ethical Society of Police
In 2016, Taylor co-authored the Ethical Society of Police’s one hundred and fifteen-page Comprehensive Evaluation of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. The evaluation detailed race-based issues in the community and internally with arrests, racial profiling, promotions, hiring, and discipline.
When Taylor isn’t advocating for police accountability she can be found relaxing with her husband, Brian, or watching her favorite sports team, the New York Yankees.