The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department has been wracked in recent months by news of arrested officers, accusations of police brutality and a perceived schism between leadership and the rank and file.
The department is trying to change its officers' behavior with a new training program meant to boost morale and mold tomorrow's commanders.
The four-week Leadership Academy aims to teach cops to be more analytical than physical. Its mantra: "Reader, Writer, Thinker, Fighter."
But the academy also is teaching officers to show more personal responsibility for their own actions -- including putting an end to a cycle of complaining and starting to offer creative solutions to problems. Read more;