Consequently, the police uniform influences attitudes and behaviors of the wearers as well as the citizens with whom they interact.The citizen's attitude is negatively affected by the traditional military style police uniform in conjunction with the authoritarian attitude exhibited by police officers in performance of their duties.Professor Sabina Burton tells Wisconsin Watchdog that UW-Platteville Police Chief Joe Hallman confronted her on her way to class last week.She said the encounter quickly turned from introduction to intimidation. She told the chief that she was on her way to class and Hallman asked to walk with her. Hallman told Burton he had read Wisconsin Watchdog’s investigative stories on allegations of misconduct and retaliation at the southwest Wisconsin university.During the “brief” walk, the chief said he did mention that he has had “other colleagues in the Criminal Justice Department contact me and express concerns over some of the ongoing issues.” Hallman did not specify what he meant by “issues.” “In telling her that, I was simply trying to convey that I am available if needed.My mission here is to ensure the safety and well-being of all students, faculty and staff, which I do not take lightly,” Hallman said. Burton that her dealings with the University were not a police matter.I won't pretend to like school uniforms, but I can understand why some people do.
After years of clashing with protesters, the police department didn’t have the best reputation.
“When I proceeded to open the door the officer addressed me. Burton, I am Joe Hallman, the new UWP police chief. “Then he said something to the effect, ‘You make people very uncomfortable. She told him, “Well, I have been made uncomfortable for years. Nobody here cared or came to my help, so what do you mean? What he meant to do, according to Burton, was to “target” an outspoken professor that the university administration has found to be an irritant over the past four years — a professor who insists she had been repeatedly retaliated against for standing up for a student and standing against campus corruption and cover-up.
Hallman said he meant nothing sinister by the conversation.
In 1968, the police department in Menlo Park, California hired a new police chief.
His name was Victor Cizanckas and his main goal was to reform the department, which had a strained relationship with the community at the time.