Re: Is Aikido effective for police?
I don't know about Police, but for the military, aikido simply is not the most efficient or effective use of our time we have to train on the things that are most important to us. That does not mean that there is no value or benefit in aiki training, only that there are only so many hours in the days and you have competing priorities.
When we do have time to spend on empty hand stuff, we are going to spend it in a manner that most effectively makes the best use of that time. I don't believe Aikido to be the methodology that delivers this.
btw, Good post David I like your perspective on Aikido.