- "In this special episode of Stay Tuned, “The Camden Policing Model,” former New Jersey Attorney General and CAFE Insider co-host Anne Milgram interviews former Camden Police Chief Scott Thomson, whose reimagining of law enforcement in Camden has become a national model. Anne and Chief Thomson discuss their extensive collaboration in implementing Camden’s reforms, the challenges of state-level political ecosystems, and the lessons that they take as we work to reimagine policing across the country." (click on this link: The Camden Policing Model)
Thursday, June 18, 2020
Is The Camden Policing Model Able To Be Generalized?
There is no more serious topic in the news presently that the function of the police and their management. While there have been several "Plans" in recent years to improve the situation, for example (link) (link) (link) (link) (link), there is very little objective evidence in practice of a better way of policing. One gem in the rough that is currently being talked about as an evidence-based example of a successful change for the better is the Camden, NJ Police Department. Following is an hour-long podcast interviewing the principles involved with the dramatic and positive turn-around: