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Cliff Couch

Cliff Couch is a police chief in East Tennessee. He’s also led two departments in Kansas and served as a deputy with the Leon County (Tallahassee) Sheriff’s Office in Florida. He holds a bachelor’s degree in criminology and psychology, and a master’s degree in public administration from Florida State University. He’s also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. Follow him on Twitter at CliftonDCouch or on his blog,

Follow these five steps for improving police interaction with the media
It’s difficult to empathize with someone who isn’t experiencing the same things we are, which is especially true for police chiefs and line-level officers
Calls for police reform and additional police training come up against limited resources – people and money
Change upsets the status quo so be prepared to develop a thick skin and get ready to answer tough questions