Indisputably, these are remarkably challenging times for policing, and the eyes not only of the nation, but of the world are upon us. Let us reflect on issues, provide solutions and enhance our dedication to lives
Vincent J. Bove, CPP
A stark metaphor of a head-on collision has been used in my presentations and articles over the past 20 years to highlight a crisis in America. Our crisis involves pervasive, senseless violence and reprehensible, disgraceful scandals.
Reawakening America LLC in Partnership with the National Association of Chiefs of Police By Vincent J. Bove This special tribute is in honor of America’s armed forces. America must eternally honor all who protect us through
Reawakening America LLC in Partnership with the National Association of Chiefs of Police By Vincent J. Bove Recently, I read a book titled “How to Deal with Toxic People.” It was a glaring reminder that understanding
On Thursday, June 16, 2022, I was privileged to address 75 police chiefs and associate members of the Bergen County Police Chiefs Association (BCPCA) in Haworth, N.J. My remarks were titled, “Echoes of Columbine: School Violence
America’s culture of violence is continually manifested through horrific active shooter tragedies. Violence is a reality of American life. Companies, schools, campuses, houses of worship, communities and public gatherings throughout the nation are potential targets. Visionary
It has been my privilege to address law enforcement agencies through published works in The Chief of Police for 13 years, and audiences nationwide for more than 20 years. These initiatives have addressed issues, including ethical policing,
The challenges to their profession are daunting. We continually witness accelerating violence, apathy, distrust, cynicism and callousness throughout society.
The challenges of policing in America are at a critical crossroads, and a transformative commitment to the profession is necessary. Challenges facing police agencies and departments are numerous. These include the overriding issue of building bridges of
COVID-19 has been wreaking devastation throughout the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) notes that deaths in the United States due to the coronavirus are now well above 800,000. The CDC notes a slight
As of June 30, 2021, according to preliminary data from the Department of Justice, 155 federal, state, tribal and local law enforcement officers had died in the line of duty this year. The Department of Justice
As America begins a new school year, security and safety are once again paramount. Now, security issues, including violence prevention, are compounded by safety issues due to COVID-19. During the last 12 years, my “Reawakening the
There are significant reports by the United States Secret Service and the United States Department of Education on school violence. These documents are continually referenced in my school violence prevention security vulnerability assessments, articles and keynotes.
Unfortunately, American flags continually flying half-staff to honor victims of mass shootings serve as a stark reminder of our culture of violence. It is a disturbing commentary on American life, when flags at half-staff seem to