The number of applicants has decreased, the number of restrictions on police has increased, and the number of crimes has increased, as have calls for reform from police in New Jersey and across the country.
Tom Rizzo has 22 years of experience in law enforcement in New Jersey and has risen to the rank of captain with a police department in the Garden State.
He is also the author of the book ‘Copikaze: A Crucible to Manage Mission Impossible,’ which explores, among other topics, the myriad problems facing police from within their own ranks and departments, as well as the restrictions imposed by the government, the pressures of society, and the support for police.
It is a short but thought-provoking read that will provide you with clarity and insight from Tom Rizzo’s perspective.
A year and a half ago, I read the book and subsequently invited Rizzo to appear on “Shore Time with Vin and Dave” in February 2022 to discuss the book’s contents and their significance.
We invited Rizzo back onto Shore Time with Vin and Dave for today’s episode, which you can listen to below or on your way to work via Spotify or Apple Podcasts tomorrow morning.
This time, in addition to the contents of his book, we asked Rizzo to discuss his cross-country travels and the lecture-educational seminars he gives to police departments around the world regarding the issues they face.
Additionally, he frequently visits locations across the United States where there have been significant internal problems or incidents of police brutality.
Rizzo discussed what needs to change internally with police departments, externally with government oversight and restrictions, what works, what needs to change, the topic of reported police brutality incidents in various parts of the country, and much more on today’s show.