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Aurora U. prof, B. Kooi, pens ‘Seven Highly Effective Police Leaders: 1895-Modern Times’
Police leaders profiled are Teddy Roosevelt, New York Police reformer; August Vollmer, Berkeley’s Father of Police Professionalism; O.W. Wilson, Wichita’s Chief, UC Berkeley Professor, Dean, and Superintendent Chicago PD,; Penny Harrington, Portland Feminism and the Nation’s First Female Chief; Bill Bratton, NYPD Commissioner and LAPD Chief; Chuck Ramsey, Chicago CAPs Program, Chief, Washington, DC, Metropolitan Police and Commissioner of Philadelphia Police; and Chris Magnus, Chief of Fargo, North Dakota; Richmond, California; and Tucson, Arizona.
A 15-year criminal justice educator at Aurora, Kooi’s areas of expertise are police leadership, community justice, crime mapping and, environmental criminology. He also wrote “Policing Public Transportation.“
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Al Benson is an Aurora-based freelance photo-journalist. He is currently an archives research specialist at Aurora University. His work has appeared in The Voice, The Daily Herald, The Beacon-News, and the Chicago Tribune.