An Inside Look at the Denver Police Department

September 1, 2015

Many officers undeniably have protective instincts that first attracted them to the profession, particularly if policing has been their family’s business. “A lot of my students are drawn into policing because they want to get into dealing with the tough problems, to play that hero role,” explains Lonnie Schaible, an assistant professor of criminal justice in the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs. “It’s easy for people to forget that the people they are dealing with are human, no matter what they do.”