Having read more than a few memoirs from retired cops, I prepared myself for the usual mixture of confessional material... Gratefully, I was completely unprepared for what Couper had to offer... I couldn't help wishing I'd had a chance to serve with and learn from this remarkable leader.
Pierce Murphy, Ombudsman, City of Boise, ID
...a remarkably clear writer, a voice of broad experience in the field of policing... I know many officers and commanders may disagree with his philosophy, but.. I highly recommend this book for all have made police work their honorable profession [and at the college level] this lucid book should be required reading... Paul McMahon
With our own police departments' behavior becoming ever less distinguishable from "third world" police on the evening news , this book seems to come none too soon. Persuasively and passionately written, it should be in the hands of police departments and community leaders across the nation. Prof. Ken Nelsen
Arrested Development is a remarkable book... Couper identifies the major problems plaguing police: violence, corruption, anti-intellectualism and discourtesy [and the] seven steps... to improve their performance... Bill Lueders
...observers have known for decades that the MPD under Couper's management evolved into a national model... His seven steps for improvement are essential for improving policing and... leadership in general. Arrested Development is a well written and interesting book, with lessons that can and should be immediately applied. Tom Drury.
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From the Author
This is a book that could only be written after I developed some distance from my 33 years as a cop and chief of police. I have always championed for a better, an improved police. This is my last word on the subject. Police improvement has been arrested. It's up to you and me to set them free so they can be the defender of our rights and the protectors of those less-fortunate in our society. A great nation deserves a great police. It can and will happen!
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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