I am a retired Minneapolis Police Sergeant. I self-published Walking in 2005. It is now in it’s third edition. It is being used in nearly every law enforcement and criminal justice program in Minnesota including Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, and the University of St. Thomas. I am interested in selling the rights because I believe a major publisher could provide the credibility the book needs to be part of colleges across the United States. It is already being used in a few Universities in Australia and is in the London public library and in President Obama’s and Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee’s libraries. I can’t confirm that Obama has read it, only that Sheila Jackson Lee gave the President a copy herself. It has been peer reviewed by nearly all levels of law enforcement and academia.
I have been called a luminary in the area of peer intervention and quoted in the following publication. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1098611117710443
Most recently Walking was the impetus behind bringing me to New Orleans to help them adapt the peer intervention program that I developed to New Orleans needs. The program in New Orleans came to be called “EPIC – Ethical Policing is Courageous”. http://epic.nola.gov/home/
I conducted the first in the nation Train-the-Trainer course in Peer Intervention in New Orleans in March 2016. See Below Articles.
In the news
“New Orleans’ enhanced police performance measurement system and peer intervention program offer promising advances in agency management and officer and community wellbeing.” Emerging Issues in American Policing, Volume 1: January 2018.
“Preventing Police Misconduct.” American Psychological Association Monitor on Psychology. October 2017.
"In 'EPIC' effort, New Orleans police work to stop officer misconduct before it happens." The New Orleans Times-Picayune. June, 2017.
Video: "NOPD EPIC Conference." NOPDNews.com. May, 2017.
"NOPD Provides EPIC Training Opportunity to Police and City Government Representatives."NOPDNews.com, May, 2017
"Federal judge presiding over police reform pact praises NOPD for embracing ethical policing program." The New Orleans Advocate. May, 2017.
"NOPD deputy chief on peer intervention: No more calling officers 'rats'." The New Orleans Times-Picayune. November 2016.
"NOPD officers are holding each other accountable for their behavior." The New Orleans Times-Picayune. October 2016.
"With reforms, NOPD is becoming a model for other police departments." The New Orleans Times-Picayune. August 2016.
"New Orleans Program Teaches Officers to Police One Another." The New York Times. August 2016.
"New Orleans Police Implement Peer Intervention Program." Police Executive Research Forum Newsletter, July-September 2016.
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Michael W. Quinn
International Ethics and Leadership Training Bureau LLC