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What Will Matter – Policing Version

Download for Michael Josephson’s law enforcement version of his iconic What Will Matter poem. Large display versions are available as gifts to donors to the Josephson Institute:: 16x20 poster version ($75 donation); 32x40 canvas banner version ($250 donation) See donation button below.

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Michael Josephson, one of America’s most respected authorities on modern policing, has developed this website (and its associated Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin accounts) to provide the law enforcement community with a comprehensive resource including: summaries of important current news; reproducible inspirational posters; a library of quotations; best practices, policies, articles, and major reports sorted by topic; instructional and inspirational videos; notable speeches; surveys; presentations; and an ongoing discussion of our Exemplary Policing Framework (the basis of an in-process COPS publication on “The Exemplary Policing Organization: A Guide to Values-Based Policing”). We will collect and share information about opinions, activities and best practices. To that end, we will also offer regular surveys.
We are anxious to receive your continuous feedback to ensure that we provide you with interesting and useful information and practical tools to assist in your continuing efforts to professionalize your agency and enhance the quality and effectiveness of your efforts to serve your community
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The Josephson Institute - Center for Policing Ethics

The Joseph & Edna Josephson Institute of Ethics is a 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit corporation founded in 1987 by Michael Josephson in honor of his parents. The Institute provides cutting edge materials, training and research in diverse areas including poling, business, government, sports and character development for youth. The Center for Policing Ethics serves the policing professionals at all ranks and in all positions through it Exemplary Policing framework.

Send Us Suggestions, Stories, Best Practices & Resources

Our goal is to provide policing professionals and organizations with information, inspiration and guidance to help them become exemplary officers and agencies. To that end we invite you to submit suggestions and ideas to help us improve this site, interesting stories (especially those that show policing in a positive light) , examples of successful practices, articles and editorials, and any other resource that you think would be valuable to the policing community. Send them to admin@josephsonsexemplarypolicing.org.

Partnership with Golden West College's Criminal Justice Training Center & Leadership & Ethics Institute

The Josephson Institute has partnered with the Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College in Orange County, California on many of its projects. The Center offers one of the state's premier police academy curricula, as well as a vast array of leadership and professional development programs for policing executives and in-service training for officers.
Along with its primary programs, Semester Courses, Police Academies, and Continuing Professional Training, the CJTC has now added a fourth dimension: The Leadership and Ethics InstituteLEI’s goal is to promotes the study, research, and practice of principled leadership and unwavering ethics by providing quality leadership and ethics training and resources to the law enforcement and educational communities.
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