How Perspectives Can Influence Our Performance
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Humane policing. Some would say that’s an oxymoron, but officer Darron Spencer believes those words are inseparable.
In his three years with a busy sheriff’s office, Darron covered an enormous number of cases and arrested many individuals for a variety of crimes. Tellingly, 90% of those he arrested thanked him.
In his newly published book Humane Policing: How Perspectives Can Influence Our Performance, Darron explains his approach to law enforcement and how he worked to change perspectives, improve relationships, and induce cooperation with his fellow officers as well as with the general public he vowed to serve and protect.
By extension, Darron addresses the growing crisis in our society involving the frequently inhumane and unproductive – even when lawful – interactions between law enforcement and the public.
Written for his fellow law enforcement professionals as well as the general public, Humane Policing explores why law enforcement needs to change, chronicles the experiences that shaped Darron’s perspective, and offers life-changing tools his colleagues can use to better serve the public.
I wanted a fulfilling profession that allowed me to help others, and after a short time, I knew I’d made the right choice when I decided to pursue a career in law enforcement. I went from a corrections officer to a sheriff's deputy and was in the patrol division for 20 months. During that time, I was responsible for 40 felony arrests and 74 misdemeanor arrests. I wrote 57 arrest affidavits, seven warrants for arrest, two production of records, and a single search warrant. I also assisted with four death investigations and booked over 150 items of evidence. I did the vast majority of my field evidence technician work and investigated almost all my own cases. I was also awarded Deputy of the Year and the Ribbon of Merit.
My career was my passion, but it came to an abrupt halt when I became disabled and unable to perform my duties. Forced to find a new way to help others, I decided to teach my unique approach and techniques to my brothers and sisters in law enforcement with the goal of bridging the gap between the general public and law enforcement while making our communities safer, happier places to reside.