A Paradigm Shift in Community Policing from Policing to Self-Protection

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © July 18, 2016 When I began my career as a police officer in 1975, the turmoil and civil strife of the Vietnam war era where police often clashed with protestors had subsided. The anti-police violence of militant, radical revolutionary groups such as the Black Panther Party,… Read More A Paradigm Shift in Community Policing from Policing to Self-Protection

Who Really Needs “De-escalation” Training?

It’s Citizens; Not Police Who Need De-escalation Training Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V Copyright © July 15, 2016 In the wake of the officer-involved shootings of Philando Castile (St. Paul, MN), Anton Sterling (Baton Rouge, LO) and most recently the assassination of five Dallas, Texas officers; I have been doing non-stop interviews with reporters from the… Read More Who Really Needs “De-escalation” Training?

TUNE IN TONIGHT! Dr. Ron will be on ATLANTA’s News Radio Station- WYAY @ 4:30pm PST; 7:30 ET

TUNE IN to hear Forensic Criminologist “Dr. Ron” Martinelli as a special guest TONIGHT with Bob Frantz on WYAY News Radio, 106.7 FM – ATLANTA.  Showtimes are: 4:30 Pacific, 6:30 Central and 7:30 Eastern. ‘CLICK’ this link and go to “Listen Live” on the Upper Task bar to hear the show! Dr. Martinelli will be… Read More TUNE IN TONIGHT! Dr. Ron will be on ATLANTA’s News Radio Station- WYAY @ 4:30pm PST; 7:30 ET

The Black Lives Matter Movement’s 10 Point Policing Program Needs a Dose of Reality

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., CMI-V, BCFT, CFA Forensic Criminologist/Police Practices Expert Copyright © 09-09-15 The militant Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement currently fills up the air and print space of national and international news. They appear to be everywhere. Protest marches, disrupting political candidates during rallies and speeches; and activist members even making appearances on FOX… Read More The Black Lives Matter Movement’s 10 Point Policing Program Needs a Dose of Reality

What’s missing in how to improve police-community relations?

Written on 5/27/2015 It’s amazing that no federal, state or municipal political leader; no police administrator; and certainly no media talking head has come forward to ask why only ONE side of the narrative of how police-community relationships should change. The clear theme that is evident in ALL of these police-involved citizen deaths is that… Read More What’s missing in how to improve police-community relations?

Cameras or Choices : The Issue that No One Wants To Address

Written on 5/3/2015 Currently, the nation appears to be a hot bed of dissension and demonstrations regarding recent incidents of alleged police misconduct, brutality, excessive force and wrongful death. If you listen to street activists, reactive politicians and the usually uninformed media, you will generally be led to believe that the police are the bad… Read More Cameras or Choices : The Issue that No One Wants To Address