Defining Moments for Police Chiefs

Critical Issues in Policing Series: Defining Moments for Police Chiefs


Police Executive Research Forum

The latest report in PERF's Critical Issues in Policing Series is about the various experiences of police chiefs in handling the incidents that they consider the toughest challenges they ever faced. This report is also about a national “defining moment” affecting police departments nationwide—namely, the police response to demonstrations and protests following the officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown on August 9, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

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