An article published in the July newsletter of the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST) was shared with us by Erick Williams, the author. The article, titled “Lessons From The Court-Martial,” relates to the need for a better system of licensing of police, more akin to other professional licensing. This article is posted here with permission.
The fact that this police organization was willing to circulate such an article to its members is a sign that the idea of professional licensing for police officers may be gaining some traction among the police.
Click this link for the newsletter excerpt. Mr. Williams’ article starts on page 2.