The fourth and last characteristic that will be mentioned on this paper is that the community policing have decentralized operations, which allows officers to develop greater familiarity with the needs of various constituencies in the community and to adapt procedures to accommodate those needs. Community policing differ a lot from traditional policing methods. The main difference is that while traditional policing has been characterized by reactive responses to crime, comm... ... middle of paper ... ... To conclude, Community policing represents a major development in the history of American law enforcement, but the extent to which this approach is a success and dominates contemporary policing remains a source of debate. In my point of view, community policing is good for communities. It has challenged the traditional concept of the police as crime-fighters by drawing attention to the complexities of the police role and function.
The job of the police entails ... ... middle of paper ... ...ards preventing and controlling conducts widely threatening the lives and property of its citizens. This is achieved through promoting public safety and enhancing citizen focus through responding promptly to the local in local neighborhoods. 3 They also identify the problems that have a potential of becoming more dangerous. The police provide the best service to members of the community who require the services, whether as a victim or crime. 4 The police are also obligated to assist individuals who lack the ability to protect themselves 5 They also work to facilitate the movement of people and the vehicles 6 They also protect the constitutional rights of individuals 7 Police help resolve two conflict sides and bring peace for instance through preventing mobs and riots 8 The police are the arm of government that is the custodian of the country’s constitution
While I was reading “How to Prepare Yourself and the Agency”, I learned that by being engaged to problem solving in a long-run will make you an expert on problem solving. Not all agencies are the same, some of them have strategies to become pros at problem solving that others do not know about. In the videos of this week, I got too learned from Herman Goldstein, an experience and outstanding person how has changed and contribute a lot in the law community. Goldstein sees Problem Oriented Policing as an effort to re-focus attention into the police department. “By examining problems in detail, the law environment will become more familiar with how to deal and respond to problems” (Learning Resources Video).
The community era of policing is based on problem-solving and conflict resolutions. This is needed with the changing demographics, building rapport and trust with individuals is now more important than ever. There is no longer a one-size model, policing now takes a multi-dimensional approach. The political and reform models are not ideal for demographic changes because in the political era police were observed to have abused individuals who were not part of the community. In the reform era, public accusations against police for brutality were large in number.
On February 16th, 2004 in the middle of your scheduled shift, security cameras recorded one of your transactions with a customer. In this transaction, items were typed into the computer to be sold but then immediately deleted and placed into a bag. On March 21st, 2004 just after the store closed, cameras recorded a van parking just behind the building by the loading dock. The tape then showed you carrying a 27” television out of the loading dock doors and placing it inside the van. After reviewing the receipts for the day, it was found that the television had not been paid for.
If computer technology was not available, you could have a child molester living right next door, and not even know it! And to too me, that would be very scary! Law enforcement use computer technology to help match up fingerprints they have recovered from a recent crime scene. If there were no computer, the person who left the prints would never be found because law enforcement would not be able to link the prints to any one person. Today, police officers have little computers inside their vehicles so that if they so choose too, they can scan your license plate while driving behind you to see if you have a warrant out for your arrest, see if your
For these problems, solutions will be discussed, focusing on political reform, education, and citizen review boards. These measures are necessary to protect ourselves from police taking advantage of their positions as law enforcement officers with greater permissive rights than private citizens. Because of this significant differential, all citizens must take affirmative action from physical brutality, rights violations, and information abuse. Problems arise, however, when one side is told what to do by another, as there is bound to be conflicting viewpoints. In regard to police abuse, there will be many officers who feel that their job of fighting escalating street crime, gangs, narcotics violations, and other violent crimes is difficult already, and that worrying about excessive policy for abusive behavior will only further decrease their ability to fight crime effectively, efficiently, and safely.
Advances in technology have the possibility to drastically enhance both the proficiency and the viability of law implementation; yet it likewise has the possibility in diverting basic assets away from normal accepted crime deterrence and law enforcement methods that may really make us more secure, without the negative side effects. Throughout the course this semester we have examined numerous issues, policies and procedures that affect the way law enforcement officers behave, carry out their duties and interact with the public at large and segments of the public on a smaller scale. I believe reviewing technological advances in daily law enforcement use could dramatically change the future of policing.
"Police officers play a central role in the law enforcement system. They monitor criminal activity, take part in community patrols, respond to emergency calls, issue tickets, make arrests, investigate crimes and testify in court. A police officer 's first order of business is to serve and protect. Police officers serve their communities by helping citizens in times of crisis and emergency, such as when a natural disaster hits. To protect citizens on the road, they issue tickets to dangerous and careless drivers.
Did they protect the health and well being of affected publics? Ford and Firestone knew that they were having problems with their products before all of these accidents happened. For instance “Ford internal documents show the company engineers recommended changes to the vehicle design after it rolled over in company tests prior to introduction.”(www.ratical.org/corporation) Moreover, “In 1998, mounting insurance claims already had indicated to financial staff members at Firestone that a problem existed with the tires.” (www.ombuds.org.) But Ford and Firestone did not take any action to fix the problem. So it was obvious then that they were not concerned for the well being of the people.