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Insight Policing and the Role of the Civilian in Police Accountability

"We're working for the day when a policeman, an official, a representative of law and order is not perceived as the enemy - as the source of danger and symbol of oppression." - Sargent Shriver, 1966

Sargent Shriver's call rings as true today in 2024 as it did in 2015 as it did in 1966. 

This quote was used by Jamie Price, former executive director of the Sargent Shriver Peace Institute, and myself in an article we wrote after completing our USDOJ-funded pilot project, the Retaliatory Violence Insight Project with Memphis, TN and Lowell, MA - the project that formed the basis for Insight Policing. (A link to the full article is below).

The goal that Shriver names is still a core element of Insight Policing’s vision – that officers can change public perceptions of law enforcement by what they do in each encounter. Having the right tools for navigating conflict behavior is an essential piece of that puzzle.

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