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?

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

Mental Health Disorders or Gun Control

Ron Martinelli, Ph.D., BCFT, CFA, CLS Forensic Criminologist/Police Expert Copyright © June 19, 2015 The crime scene tape was still up and forensic technicians had not cleared the scene at the historic A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., before President Obama and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton inappropriately put their feet in their mouths to exploit the… Read More Mental Health Disorders or Gun Control

Remove the Incentive to Serve and You Get No Service

Written on 6/1/2015 The city administration is not committed to suppressing crime. Proactive policing, coupled with support of the community and the city administration to suppress crime is what is needed immediately to reduce felony crimes. The city needs to get off of the entitlement system: both federal and state. Entitled people living in government subsidized… Read More Remove the Incentive to Serve and You Get No Service