Former Assistant Police Chief Vernon supervised all departmental police operations for Los Angeles’ 18 police stations. Chief Vernon is an author, speaker, and consultant who speaks on the need for change in the moral fabric of our nation. Chief Vernon has presented leadership and ethics seminars to the military and police leaders in foreign governments and seven foreign parliaments.
I was promoted to lieutenant at the age of 32. At the time, I thought I was mature and fully qualified to lead a group of nearly 100 officers as a watch commander of one of the LAPD’s divisions. Looking...Read more
I was driving home after a tough day. Two officers were wounded, a friend called to tell me he had been diagnosed with cancer, and I was told to begin searching for ways to cut the upcoming budget by 10...Read more
Mobile digital terminals (MDTs), a form of laptop computers, were installed in our patrol cars about 20 years ago. There was quite a bit of excitement about being able to access databases (e.g., stolen vehicle files) directly and immediately, instead...Read more