Thursday, July 22, 2021
The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America
Change. Bill Bratton’s leadership of police forces in Boston, New York and Los Angeles has given him a front row seat for the significant changes in police work over the past five decades. In his memoir titled, The Profession: A Memoir of Community, Race, and the Arc of Policing in America, Bratton talks about the different roles he has performed, and how, in every case, he has assessed the situation, gathered data, and implemented change. His account is thoughtful and authoritative as he relates his perspective on policing. Readers will find it interesting to observe the pace of change, which changes stuck, and how fragile the profession can be to sustain goodwill and effectiveness when rogue cops behave in ways that taint those doing a good job. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Profession from amazon.com.