Retired judge: Trust an important element of safe, effective policing

URBANA — A retired circuit court judge with experience in the field of trust-building said that particular tool is key to effective police work. 'T...

May 24, 2023
3:10 AM

URBANA — A retired circuit court judge with experience in the field of trust-building said that particular tool is key to effective police work. 'The work of law enforcement seems to be more dangerous than ever. Society is less tolerant and more divisive,' observed Jeff Ford, who retired from the bench in Champaign County three years ago. Ford was the guest speaker at the annual law enforcement memorial held Friday in front of the Champaign County courthouse to mark the end of National Police Week.

Mary Schenk