The police killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in 2020 sparked global protests and in many ways, will always be haunted by the idea that Floyd would still be with us, if only one of Chauvin’s male colleagues who were present, had intervened to force Chauvin to remove his knee from… Continue reading Building Trust
“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. Matthew 7:15 Research shows that having a strong support system has many positive benefits, such as higher levels of well-being, better coping skills, and a longer and healthier life. Studies have also shown that social support can reduce… Continue reading Wolves in sheep’s clothing.
Like me many of you will have tuned into to hear the verdict in the case against police officer Derek Chauvin. A training I was delivering to future US Police and Public Safety Chiefs ended some thirty minutes before the verdict was delivered. Whilst the guilty verdicts will provide some justice for family members and… Continue reading A Preventable Killing…..
There’s a lot of debate just now suggesting men must challenge other men on their sexist behaviour. Whilst I agree and feel comfortable in my own ability to do so, it’s not as simple as that, especially for men who want to help but lack skills or reassurance that they will be supported. This is… Continue reading Moral Courage
Despite the passing of nearly 35 years an event I experienced in my early years as a police officer has remained with me. In the late 1980’s I was supporting the policing of a rugby international at Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh. My job that day was to manage one of the busiest traffic crossroads on… Continue reading What happens next?