PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) – Pittsburgh Police Chief Cameron McLay joined KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek in-studio Friday to discuss the current state of policing in America.

Chief McLay explained that he’s been “very busy” since being named the new chief in September of 2014, and thinks Pittsburgh has a strong “police culture.” He listed “pride, tradition, commitment to professionalism, and commitment to serving” as some reasons why Pittsburgh Police culture is not broken.

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On issues of police excessive force, Chief McLay says it is the “linchpin issue in American policing today.”

The chief said that training, preparedness and equipment are the factors that help officers “handle the incredible wide array of challenges they face.”

Chief McLay credits community policing as one of the ways relations between residents and officers have improved.

Listen to the full interview here: