Tragedy-Free Policing, or Else: The Need for Critical Thinking

By Thomas Lemmer. Published in the June 2021 issue of the FOP Journal by the National Fraternal Order of Police. What is “tragedy-free policing?”

It is a worldview that the police must proceed without taking any actions that could cause harm, without using force, and without ever making a mistake. Such a worldview is unrealistic. Demands for such a standard, “or else,” have harmed the police-community relationship, and weakened public safety. Read the full article below to learn more.

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