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Harry's Gang: There's always room for policing improvements


June 26, 2020

A few years ago, Cloquet commissioned a police study, which recommended significant changes to the department. A new chief was hired to implement the changes, among other things. Long story short, resistance in the department was so high, the chief ended up resigning. What makes us think we are going to have any real success in reforming police departments around the country, when simple organizational and procedural changes are rejected by the police force?

With the recent demands for police reform, we can expect to see lawmakers pay close attention to how police departments are run and ho...

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