The U.S. State Department occasionally asks me to meet with visiting delegations interested in my work in the policing field. In January I met with the top state policing leaders from the country of Kyrgyzstan and last week, directors and commanders of the West Bank’s Palestinian Civil Police and the Presidential Guard (like our Secret Service).
Despite major cultural differences I was surprised at all the similarities with each other and U.S. Police in terms of outlooks, concerns and strategies. I introduced them to the Institute’s “best possible result” decision making strategy and the Exemplary Policing organization framework I developed for California POST and have expanded on in a new book, Creating the Exemplary Policing Agency I am finalizing for the U.S. Dept of Justice. Both groups were enthusiastic about the new models for academy and in-service training. I gave permission to the Palestinian delegation to translate the Exemplary Policing books into Arabic. That’s personally gratifying.
I really enjoyed the interaction and hope I was helpful. Above are pics of the Palestinian group. See the books at POST website https://post.ca.gov/exemplary-peace-officer.aspx or purchase books at https://store.charactercounts.org/shop/book-becoming-an-exemplary-peace-officer-the-guide-to-ethical-decision-making/