Noteworthy OpEds and Letters to the Editor.
Reinvent policing without harming cops’ ability to fight crime: That’s the delicate challenge before us in NYC, by Richard Aborn, June 25, 2020
Aborn is president of the Citizens Crime Commission of New York City.
Union Colony Marines: We support the Greeley Police Department, by Union Colony Marines, Detachment 1093, June 25, 2020
Victoria Police Department earns trust by upholding core value, by J. Mark Jameson, June 23, 2020
J. Mark Jameson is the interim police chief of the Victoria Police Department.
John R. Grasso is a Providence criminal defense attorney and former police office
Job well done, St. Cloud Police Department, by George Hontos, St. Cloud City Council, June 22, 2020
At a time when it is common to criticize the police and, in some cases justifiable, I find no reason to do so with the St. Cloud Police Department. To all the members of the St. Cloud Police Department, thank you for all you do.
Undercover cops deserve better: The City Council’s POST Act could put police lives at risk, by Felicia Richards and Larry Fuchs, June 18, 2020
Richards is president of the Guardian Association of the NYPD, representing black officers, and Fuchs is president of the NYPD Hispanic Society.
Editorial cartoon does disservice to police, by Derek Snyder, June 16, 2020
Derek Snyder is a Joplin attorney
Op-ed: 'Police departments belong to the communities they serve,' by Christopher Wilburn, June 14, 2020
Christopher Wilburn is a retired Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department sergeant.
Our view: Support our police, by the Winston-Salem Journal Editorial Board, June 14, 2020
Reforming police budgets and the way the police works may be wise in the long run, but no change should be implemented without much deliberation — and never as a retaliatory action.
Black ex-cop: I understand the anger but don't defund police. It could make things worse, by Errol G. Southers, June 11, 2020
Erroll G. Southers is a former FBI special agent, professor of the Practice in National & Homeland Security at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy, director of the USC Safe Communities Institute and director of Homegrown Violent Extremism Studies.
Opinion: Hiring and promoting women police officers could bring real justice reform and make communities safer, by Ivonne Roman, June 10,
Ivonne Roman is the founder of the Women’s Leadership Academy, which seeks to increase the representation of women in law enforcement. Roman has 25 years of experience in policing, having served in every rank, from police officer to police chief, in the Newark, N.J. police department.
Guest Editorial: State Police holds troopers to the highest standards, by David Kenney, June 13, 2020
David Kennedy is president of the Pennsylvania State Troopers Association.
Editorial: Defund Chicago police? No, make Chicago safer, by the Chicago Tribune Editorial Board, June 10, 2020
Editorial: It’s time to support our local police, not tear them down, by the Daily Courier, June 10, 2020
It has been our first-hand experience over many years of reporting that the majority of local police officers, deputies and troopers are committed to serving our community, to protecting area citizens and serving justice with appropriate discretion.
The movement to defund the police is wrong, and here’s why, by Jacqueline B. Helfgott, June 9, 2020
Jacqueline B. Helfgott is professor and director of the Seattle University Department of Criminal Justice Crime and Justice Research Center. She serves on the Seattle Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Committee.