#25: How To Build a Modern Police Force in an Old Industrial Town

 photo:  courtesy Pittsburgh Police Department

photo: courtesy Pittsburgh Police Department

 
 

Police departments in the U.S. are under scrutiny like never before. Calls for change are the only constant.  So how does a police chief lead a department in this climate?  And what’s most important as we look forward, two years after Ferguson?

Chief Cameron McLay is the Chief of Pittsburgh’s Police Bureau. He came to the job in 2014 with 30 years of experience in law enforcement and in training police for leadership roles, and he talks with us about the challenges of one of the toughest jobs imaginable: building and leading a 21st century police department.