Police Officers: The Challange of Handlig a Riot

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1172 words
1172 words

Each and every-day of our lives we are protected by men and women in the police force. Police officers must handle extremely dangerous situations like fights, robberies, or even riots. During riots police officers use many weapons to subdue rioters, but sometimes the less lethal weapons can be just as bad as the lethal ones. What do you think the world would be like if you didn’t have anybody to enforce the law every day, or when you are in trouble and there is nobody is there to come and help you? The world would be a completely different place if there weren’t any police officers. Everybody would just do what they want or get whatever they want. Well that is why one day somebody decided to change that. People that protect us every day and enforce the law are called Police officers. Police officers mainly protect the general public, but they can be assigned to protect a certain person or group. (Woolley) Police officers make sure that everybody is following the law and that everyone is safe and happy. "The training to become a police officer takes place after they are hired when they are sent to a police academy. The academy will provide both basic police training and training that is specific to the agency. Training is very tough and it takes awhile to cover all of the needs to become an officer. Training covers field-training topics, such as first aid, driving and firearms” (Gresham). The police academies are very important in developing these officers to be the best and most ready officers they can be. If officers are not ready in serious situations, some really bad things would happen and that would put a lot of lives in danger. There are several requirements to be a police officer, and these requirements... ... middle of paper ... ... Riots 13 February 2014 Gresham, Tom “What kind of training and education are needed to become a cop?” 27 January 2014 http://work.chron/com/kind-training-education-needed-become-cop-2151.html “How do I become an officer?” How to become a Police officer 12 February 2014 “How riot control works” 31 January 2014 “Standard police equipment” 31 January 2014 “Utah police obtain grenade launchers, riot gear from feds” 31 January 2014> Woolley, Emma “What do police officers do?” 27 January 2014

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that police officers must handle extremely dangerous situations like fights, robberies, or even riots.
  • Opines that the world would be a completely different place if there weren't any police officers.
  • Describes the requirements to be a police officer and explains how they are very strict. they demonstrate their physical fitness through agility, strength, and endurance tests.
  • Explains that most police officers carry a pistol with them at all times. the glock handgun is reliable and reliable, but officers can carry any gun they choose.
  • Explains that police belts aren't as lethal as a shotgun or handgun but can cause pain. some officers like to carry knives because it increases the chances of it falling into the wrong hands.
  • Explains that police handcuffs are used more than any other item on a police belt. they are strong and durable, and they can apprehend multiple perpetrators when alone.
  • Explains that police officers need to be prepared for the worst during riots. they will wear body armor and padding on their shoulders, elbows, knees and stomach.
  • Explains that police officers receive grenade launchers, m14's, and mine resistant vehicles during riots but there are non-lethal weapons that can be used.
  • Opines that even though rioters outnumber the police officers, the officers are trained and prepared for anything to happen.
  • Explains the current use of less lethal force in prison riots. corrections & prison riots (
  • Explains how riot control works and the standard police equipment used by the u.s. police.

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