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Michael Josephson is a noted radio commentator and the founder of the nonprofit Josephson Institute of Ethics and CHARACTER COUNTS!. Subscribers and regular visitors to this blog will find written and audio versions of radio commentaries, plus printable posters, observations and videos. Please share your comments -- and share this with your friends. Learn more »

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Paul Harvey ” Policeman ” One of His Best Narrations

“Policeman” by Paul Harvey done in the style of that wonderful SUPER BOWL commercial “God Made A Farmer” narrated by Paul Harvey. This is a tribute to the many police officers who risk their
lives daily. We should never forget who are the first ones we call, when we are in danger.

A Letter From the Community

Inspired by an open letter to our LEO Community that was written by Elizabeth Shiftwell. Please take a minute to watch, hear our support, and know that you are loved.

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.

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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 Criminal Justice Training Center

The Josephson Institute has partnered on many of its projects with with the Criminal Justice Training Center at Golden West College in Orange County California. The Center offers one of the states premier police academy trainings as well as a vast array of leadership and professional development programs for policing executives and in-service officers.

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