Norm Stamper




Author of To Protect and Serve:
How to Fix America’s Police

Norm Stamper, former chief of the Seattle Police force, has written a story like no other. Part memoir, part polemic, Stamper exposes the unvarnished truth — both disturbing and inspiring — about policing in America today.

Opening with a powerful letter to former Tacoma police chief David Brame, who shot his estranged wife before turning the gun on himself, Stamper introduces us to the violent, secret world of domestic abuse that cops must not only navigate, but which some also perpetrate. Stamper goes on to expose a troubling culture of racism, sexism, and homophobia that is still pervasive within the 21st century force, exploring how such prejudices can be addressed. He reveals the dangers and temptations that cops on the street face, describing in gripping detail their split second life-and-death decisions.

2016 Events

 

December 28 – Orcas Island – Meeting with Jason Moore, Sleep Orbit

December 14 – Orcas Island – Presentation, OI Men’s Group

December 1 – NYC – Telephone interview with Kris Kamikaze, Intelligence Squared, U.S.

December 1 – Los Angeles – Telephone interview with Joe Domanick, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, West Coast Bureau Chief of The Crime Report

November 30 – Brooklyn – FaceTime interview with Damian Kudelka, Breathe,” Documentary

November 30 – The Bronx – Telephone interview with Alice Speri, The Intercept

November 30 – St. Paul – Telephone interview with Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio

November 22 – Seattle – Telephone interview with Chetanya Robinson, Seattle Weekly

November 10 – Seattle – Annual luncheon, Grand Hyatt, Teens in Public Service

November 4 – San Francisco – Telephone interview with Peter Bell, Unworthy

November 2 – San Francisco – Telephone interview with Mary Noble, Topix

November 1 – Seattle – Telephone interview with Melissa Hellman, YES! Magazine

November 1 – Baltimore – Telephone interview with Tom Hall, WYPR Public Radio

October 24 – Raleigh, NC – Presentation/panel discussion, “Policing in America,” WKNC, NCSU

October 24 – Washington, D.C. – Telephone interview with George Joseph, CityLab, The Atlantic

October 24 – Raleigh, NC – In-studio interview with Brooke Yannayon, Campus Radio, NCSU

October 21 – Seattle – Live appearance in “The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil,” Northwest Film Forum

October 14 – Seattle – Interview with David Kroman, Crosscut Courage Awards

October 11 – Seattle – Presentation to Ballard Rotary

October 19 – Chicago – In-studio (Seattle) interview with Tony Sarabia, WBEZ Public Radio

October 5 – NYC – Telephone interview with David Love, Morpheus magazine

October 5 – Seattle – Telephone interview with Brett Hamill, Seattle Process

October 4 – NYC – Telephone interview with Kerry Lauerman, Washington Post

October 4 – Hillsboro, OR – Telephone interview with Richard Goerling, Mindful Badge Initiative

September 29 – Oakland – Telephone interview with Francie Koehler, PI’s Declassified

September 27 – NYC – Skype interview with Kuwilileni Hauwanga, BuzzFeed

September 26 – Chicago – Telephone interview with Patrick Johnson, Open Policing

September 23 – Chicago – Telephone interview with Daniel French, WCGO Radio

September 22 – NYC – Telephone interview with Michele Smiley, John Stossel, Fox Business

September 16 – Toronto – In-studio (KUOW Seattle) interview with CBC Radio-Canada

September 16 – Seattle – Meeting with Mike Goldberg and Chris Thieneman, APA Talent and Literary Agency

September 15 – Tacoma – In-studio TV panel discussion, KBTC

September 14 – Ireland – Telephone interview with Damien Dynan, Deep Cover, Mixcloud

September 12 – Palo Alto – Telephone interview with Stanford Professor Jamil Zaki, Stanford University

September 12 – Bangor, Maine – Telephone interview with Mal Leary, Maine Public Broadcasting

September 8 – Brazil – Telephone interview with Teresa de Lima Perosa, EPOCA Magazine

September 7 – Seattle – Book reading and Q&A at Town Hall, sponsored by Elliott Bay Books

September 7 – Seattle – Meeting with Pete Holmes, Seattle City Attorney

September 7 – Seattle – In-studio interview with Bill Radke, KUOW Radio

August 30 – Berkeley – Telephone interview UpFront with Cat Brooks, KPFA

August 30 – Seattle – Telephone interview with Dave Ross, KIRO Radio

August 26 – Seattle – Telephone interview with Ansel Herz, The Stranger

August 24 – Seattle – Book reading and Q&A at World Trade Center Seattle

August 23 – Washington, D.C. – Los Angeles – Telephone interview with Ralph Nader, Ralph Nader Hour, KPFK

August 23 – Seattle – Telephone interview with Dave Ross, KIRO Radio

August 23 – Lansing – Telephone interview with Michael Cohen, Capitol City Recap, WILS Talk Radio

August 18 – NYC – Telephone interview with Reade Levinson, Thomson Reuters

August 17 – Washington, D.C. – Telephone interview with Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg Businessweek

August 12 – Philadelphia – Telephone interview with Christopher Moraff, The Crime Report

August 12 – Snohomish County – Telephone interview with Ed Bremer, KSER Independent Public Radio

August 10 – Atlanta – Telephone interview with Patrik Jonsson, The Christian Science Monitor

August 10 – San Antonio – Telephone interview with David Davies, “The Source,” KXTS, Texas Public Radio

August 4 – NYC – Telephone interview with Rachel Nuwer, Scientific American

August 3 –  NYC – Telephone interview with Patrick Hillman, The Inspiration

August 2 – Orcas Island, WA – Meeting with Michael Riordan and Fred Klein, 376

July 28 – Tulsa – Telephone interview with Rich Fisher, StudioTulsa Public Radio\

July 28 – Portland, OR – Telephone interview with KBOO RadioZine

July 28 – NYC – Telephone interview with Kali Holloway, AlterNet

July 26 – Seattle -Telephone interview with Tamara Power-Drutis, Crosscut

July 26 – San Antonio – Telephone interview with David Davies,  “The Source,” KSTX Public Radio

July 21 – NYC – Telephone interview with Gabriel Falcon, CBS Sunday Morning

July 20 – California – Telephone interview with Gus Renegade, The Context of White Supremacy (COWS) Radio Show

July 20 – San Diego – Telephone interview with Maureen Cavanaugh, Midday Edition, KPBS

July 20 – Washington, D.C. – Los Angeles – Telephone interview with Ralph Nader, Ralph Nader Hour, KPFK

July 20 – Vancouver, B.C. – Telephone interview with Jon McComb, CKNW News Talk

July 18 – Washington, D.C. – Telephone interview with David Coles, PBS NewsHour

July 18 – NYC – Telephone interview with Brian Lehrer, Brian Lehrer Show, WYNC

July 17 – San Francisco – Telephone interview with Brett & Pat, KGO Radio

July 17 – Toronto – Telephone interview with Anita Sharma, CTV Toronto News

July 14 – Los Angeles – Telephone interview with Cain Burdeau, Associated Press, New Orleans Bureau

July 14 – NYC – In-studio (Los Angeles) interview with Amy Goodman, DemocracyNow!

July 13 – Los Angeles – In-studio guest of Chelsea Handler, Chelsea, Netflix Original

July 13 – St. Paul – In studio (Los Angeles) interview with Tom Weber, Minnesota Public Radio

July 13 – Napa Valley – Telephone interview with Jeff Schectman, KVON Radio

July 12 – Los Angeles – Telephone interview with Dave Hettrick, Chelsea, Netflix Original

July 12 – Santa Monica – Telephone interview with Warren Olney, To the Point

July 12 – Vancouver, B.C. – Telephone interview, The Kash Heed Show, 107.7 Pulse

July 12 – Seattle – Telephone interview with Bill Radke, KUOW FM

July 12 – Dublin, Ireland – Telephone interview with Sean Moncrieff, “Moncrief,” Newstalk, 

July 11 – Perth, Australia – Telephone interview with Geoff Hutchinson, 720 ABC

July 11 – Santa Monica – Telephone interview with Sasa Woodruff, KCRW

July 11 – Los Angeles – In-studio interview with Melissa Francis, “After the Bell,” Fox Business News

July 11 – Los Angeles – In-studio interview with Tavis Smiley, The Tavis Smiley Show, PBS

July 11 – San Francisco – In-studio interview (Los Angeles) with Michael Krasny, KQED/Forum

July 11 – Boston – In-studio interview (Los Angeles) with Jane Clayson, “To the Point,” NPR

July 10 – NYC – Telephone interview with Kerry Shaw, The Trace

July 9 – Seattle – In-studio interview with Erin Hennessey for “Morning Edition,” KPLU

July 9 – Seattle – In-studio interview with Erin Hennessey for “Sound Effect,” KPLU

July 9 – Washington, D.C. – In-studio (Seattle)  interview with Michel Martin, “All Things Considered,” NPR

July 8 – Vancouver, B.C. – FaceTime interview with CBC News

July 8 – Seattle – Telephone interview with Caroline Chamberlain, KUOW Radio

July 8 – London – Telephone interview with Noel Phillip, BBC News Channel

July 8 – Washington, D.C. – Telephone interview with Ted Robbins, NPR

July 8 – Vancouver, B.C. – Telephone interview with Rick Cluff, CBC Early Edition

July 7 – Chicago – Telephone interview with Daniel French, “French and Friends,” WCGO

July 7 – Seattle – Telephone interview with Charlie Harger, KOMO Radio

July 7 – New York – Telephone interview with Brian Lehrer, Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC

July 7 – Los Angeles – Telephone interview with Larry Mantel, “AirTalk with Larry Mantel,” KPCC

July 6 – Toronto – FaceTime interview with Brad Griffen, CTV, Canada’s National News Station

June 26 – Orcas Island – Book reading in the Madrona Room, Orcas Center

June 16 – Orcas Island – In-person interview with Colleen Armstrong, Publisher, Editor, Islands Sounder

June 11 – Chicago – Telephone interview with freelance journalist, Jeremy Borden

June 8 – Los Angeles and Berkeley -Skype interview, “Rising Up With Sonali,” KPFK, KPFA

June 1 – Wilmington, DE – Telephone interview with Karl Baker, The News Journal

May 17 – Orcas Island, WA – Interview with Lin McNulty, OrcasIssues

May 5 – Monroe, WA – Talk with “lifer” inmates, Monroe Correctional Complex

May 2 – Fayetteville, AR – Telephone interview with Ecehan Bayrak, “Sexual Predators in Uniform”

April 5 – Ellensburg, WA -Presentation, “Community Policing in the Age of Police Militarization,” Central Washington University

February 2 – Seattle – Interview with Margaret Friedman, Seattle Weekly

February 25 – Seattle – Interview with David Kroman, Crosscut

 

To contact the author:

Jaime Leifer
VP, Associate Publisher and Director of Publicity
Public Affairs Books
jaime.leifer@hbgusa.com

For Media Requests:

Darby Beck
darby.beck@lawenforcementaction.org