A Powerful Tribute to Law Enforcement: Michael Josephson modifies iconic What Will Matter poem

In 2003 Michael Josephson wrote a poem called “What Will Matter” (and later named a personal blog by the same name www.whatwillmatter.com). The poem has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and more than two dozen videos of the poem have been made (see for example https://vimeo.com/22305901; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzjPUzB1h0k; https://vimeo.com/89476173. Last month, Mr. Josephson wrote a new version of the … Read More

The Power of Purpose

When you are inspired by some great PURPOSE, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds: Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness 

Dare To Be Great

A soft, easy life is not worth living, if it impairs the fibre of brain and heart and muscle.  We must dare to be great; and we must

Oath of Honor

Oath of Honor. On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character or the public trust. I will 

Policing Matters

Our souls are not hungry for fame, comfort, wealth, or power.  Our souls are hungry for meaning,

NEW GALLUP POLL: 76% of Americans have “a great deal” of respect for police — up 12%

– Public respect for police surged and is at a near-record high — across age, race and political persuasion. – FROM  ALASKA DISPATCH https://www.adn.com/opinions/2016/12/28/police-should-take-heart-in-gallup-poll/ A 2016 Gallup poll shows: • Seventy-six percent of Americans have “a great deal” of respect for police — up 12 percent from last year • Among conservatives – 85 percent respect police “a great deal” … Read More

64 Police Officers Shot and Killed—21 were ambushed in 2016

– December 29, 2016 – Law enforcement fatalities nationwide rose to their highest level in five years in 2016, with 135 officers killed in the line of duty, according to preliminary data compiled and released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF)

Ron Lowenberg and Dustin Olson Join Josephson Institute Exemplary Policing Board

TAKE POLICING ISSUES SURVEY at Policing Issues Survey https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Exemplary_Policing_Web_Survey Dean Ron Lowenberg at Golden West College’s Criminal Justice Training Center and Dustin Olson, Chief of the University, Santa Barbara Police Department have joined Chiefs Art Acevedo (Houston PD), Chief John Thomas (University of Southern California Public safety department, and Mark Garcia, Chief of Redlands, CA PD as founding members of … Read More

GARCIA & THOMAS Join Exemplary Policing Council

MARK GARCIA, Chief of Redlands, CA PD and JOHN THOMAS, Chief of the University of Southern California’s PD have joined ART ACEVEDO, newly installed Chief of the Houston PD, as founding members of the Josephson Institute’s Advisory Council for Exemplary Policing. Members of the advisory council will establish the priorities of the Exemplary Policing Initiative (EPI) www.josephsonsexemplarypolicing.com help ensure its … Read More

For Yourself or as a Gift to Others – Share Michael Josephson’s Insights

Buy one or a dozen books to experience and share Michael’s cogent, wise and warm words. Please help us heal the world by a donation or purchase. See our Accomplishments 2016 and our Goals and Priorities for 2017 Michael Josephson’s classic booklet “Making Ethical Decisions” (its assigned reading at some universities) is only $10 a piece. You can buy five for $39 or … Read More