An article in the Medford Transcript published on August 13, 2019, features Medford Police Chief Jack Buckley and Somerville Police Chief John Fallon discussing the philosophy and practice of community policing, which is being instituted by more and more communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Excerpted from the Medford Transcript
By Julia Taliesin
By Robby McKittrick
Regional police chiefs are saying it’s a hard time to be a police officer.
Expectations are Herculean, and officer well-being is suffering. On the flip side, communities of color remain reluctant to trust law enforcement as the decades of police brutality persist with incidents across the country. The worst part, they say, is the lack of accountability.
So, how are regional departments proactively addressing the impacts?
From increased officer training in de-escalation to improvements in community policing, several Massachusetts departments are taking steps to cultivate confidence between law enforcement and their communities.
Read the full article on the Wicked Local website, which is the online location of many community newspapers including the Medford Transcript.