David C. Couper

David C. Couper was Madison’s chief of police from 1972 to 1993. Since his retirement, he has attended seminary and was ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church. He now lives west of Madison and serves a small church in North Lake, Wisconsin. He is the author of Arrested Development: A Veteran Police Chief Sounds Off About Protest, Racism, Corruption and the Seven Steps Necessary to Improve Our Nation’s Police (2012) and How to Rate Your Local Police (2015).

"I have always thought police could be the catalyst that would bring us together, to overcome the divisiveness and fear of each other." more

Jul 8, 2016 9:54 PM Dispatches 8 Comments

Today, the use of deadly force by police across the country has become a national disgrace. more

May 13, 2015 12:22 PM Magazine 3 Comments

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