This is what policing that makes mental health a priority looks like
A Black police chief's approach to community policing.
(VIDEO STORY) History-making police chief and Ashburn, Virginia resident Karl Colder, has a remarkable journey. He's become accustomed to a lot of "firsts" in his career and his new role is no different.
Not only is the retired DEA agent an example of when small towns take a chance with diversifying their leadership, he's a beacon for recruiting the next generation of what he hopes to be a more compassionate police force.
I had the first exclusive sit down interview with Colder as the new (and first Black) police chief for the Huntington, West Virginia police department.
In our interview, Colder explains why "policing has to change" and what he's doing to equip officers with the tools they need not only in pursuit of authentic community policing policies but to be a model for healthier communities overall. Take a look.