William C. Rainford, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, talks about the importance of education for the police. See below.
Cop turned college dean: Why police need to hit the books before hitting the streets
From: The Washington Post
Date: August 10, 2016
Author: William C. Rainford
Violent encounters between police officers and civilians have sparked a national debate about law enforcement’s use of force, with calls for adding more people of color to police departments, increasing the use of body cameras or more intensive training. As a former police officer who studied social development, William C. Rainford has a unique perspective on the issue. The dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service at the Catholic University of America argues that putting an end to excessive force is a matter for higher education. — Danielle Douglas-Gabriel