The documentary follows Dub Lawrence, the founder of Utah's first SWAT unit, as he investigates the death of his son-in-law and other shootings related to an increase in violent SWAT team raids, while tackling larger questions about the changing face of peace officers nationwide.
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Critics Of "Peace Officer"
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
October 15, 2015 Deftly weaving in Lawrence's crusade against the larger backdrop of recent changes in law enforcement philosophy, "Peace Officer" is as much on the side of cops as it is on the citizens.Read in Source
March 08, 2016 A first-rate look at the increasingly relevant issue of police militarisation.Read in Source
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
October 15, 2015 One aspect the filmmakers do make clear is that a disconnect has sprouted between police and ordinary citizens who ... feel threatened by the very people who are sworn to protect and serve them.Read in Source
October 01, 2015 Surpasses the best episode of the now defunct "CSI" series in its suspense and fascinating procedural detail and rivals the intensity, ingenuity, and broader ramifications of Errol Morris's "The Thin Blue Line."Read in Source
New York Times
September 15, 2015 While "Peace Officer" could offer more information, what is here is disturbing and sometimes eye-opening.Read in Source
The Film Stage
February 23, 2016 Peace Officer paints an informative and fairly balanced portrayal of an issue that is more relevant now than ever before.Read in Source
October 01, 2015 Lawrence acts as a genial and knowledgable guide to the film's true subject, and the source of its titular irony: the increasing militarization of law enforcement.Read in Source
October 08, 2015 The strength of "Peace Officer" is that it doesn't attempt to pit the viewer against the police.Read in Source
Los Angeles Times
September 17, 2015 The engrossing documentary "Peace Officer" looks at the militarization of police work from a fresh, provocative angle.Read in Source
Eye for Film
February 22, 2016 Dub's combination of professionalism, admitted obsession and general likeability make him an excellent focal point for a film of this sort.Read in Source
March 26, 2016 Or more likely not. An explosive investigative documentary about the deadly militarization of police in this country. And one of its victims - ironically a Utah sheriff who first introduced SWAT teams into his state. An emotionally shattering revelation.Read in Source
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