Source: (2003) Restorative Practices E-Forum. April 15.In this article, journalist Laura Mirsky interviews Paul Schnell about restorative practices and policing. Paul Schnell has been a police officer for ten years, most recently in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is a pioneer in the use of conferencing for serious offenses. He now actively promotes the use of informal restorative practices in many areas of policing. The interview covers a number of topics, including the following: Schnell’s introduction to restorative practices; the use of restorative practices in the Saint Paul police department; and training of police officers in restorative practices.