Michael Wood is a police management scholar who after spending a career in the USMC and Baltimore Police Department, took to dismantling the blue wall of silence and creating the pathway to reform; a model called Civilian-Led Policing. His fight for justice has included leading the historic Veterans for Standing Rock action in December of 2016, standing on the front lines of civil rights protests, opposing money in politics, and weaponizing privileges to elevate the voices of others. You can find Michael in hundreds of media appearances, from HBO’s Fixing the System documentary with President Obama, to The Joe Rogan Experience, to published opinion pieces in The Guardian and Baltimore Sun, and everything in-between, where he furthers the discussion on criminal justice systems and institutions, and the needs of society.
Depending on your perspective the criminal justice systems of western civilization are either broken or operating precisely as intended. Either way, the jury is no longer out. Our institutions must be wholly reimagined. The philosophical foundations of thought must be brought into the 21st century.
When it comes to promotion time we all are looking for an advantage. That advantage is here. This is the fresh and up to date advice of an active police manager that just completed the process for the highest civil service rank in the Baltimore Police Department.