"To the men and women who courageously wear the law enforcement uniform, honoring it daily with pride, integrity, and guts that so few understand and many don't appreciate. Thank you for your sacrifices."
- Jerry Summers
Tarnishing of The Badge provides a candid insider’s review of the past two decades of law enforcement from a retired chief of police who understands the public’s lack of tolerance for those espousing ethical change and individual officer accountability while continuing to support “the thin blue line” philosophy; having been forced into retirement for not following this philosophy and holding a high ranking political official accountable to the laws average citizens are expected to follow.
This concise work is poignant in its observations, and realistic in its proposed solutions. It includes personal anecdotes, significant research, and addresses many of today’s ‘hot’ topics. With an MBA in marketing, these solutions include a new perspective for police (and public servants in general) based on consumers’ needs and the public’s desires for accountability. “unmissable” books.
Jerry Summers’ personal experience, including prevailing in United States District Court, demonstrates that this type of unethical behavior is explainable when leaders in a particular industry fail to subscribe to an established code of ethics or the stakeholder approach. Any corruption crisis is multi-dimensional. This particular crisis doesn’t rest entirely on law enforcement professionals, but that is not to say they have been without error or fault in its creation.“unmissable” books.
"The power to implement change in any governmental entity has always rested with the citizens, only fear and complacency stand in the way."
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