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  • Difference Between Police Officers And Sheriffs

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    as police officers, but have a much larger jurisdiction than just a town or city. Misconceptions are views or opinions that are based on misunderstandings or false thinking. While stereotypes are images or ideas that are fixed on a certain person or thing. There are many misconceptions due to unhealthy attitudes and unrealistic thinking. Also, the large amount of stereotypes are mainly due to the manipulation of mass media. Yet, when it comes to stereotypes and misconceptions peace officers and

  • Personal Reflection Of A Career As A Police Officer

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    In the past eight years as a police officer for the City of South Salt Lake, I have found that personal growth and achievement in my career have been based on certain past experiences. Such experiences have molded what my personality is today. I have found that in order to be triumphant in my personal and professional goals, it has been necessary for me to reflect not only on my strides, but also my mistakes. I have found by placing my ego aside and being honest with myself, I have become wiser

  • Misused Power Decreases Respect for Police Officers

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    claim police officers to be helpful with keeping the community in order, helpful for finding justice, and maybe even considered heroes. I once also thought highly of them. On the other hand, people have a different perception on them. Many people, like me, have seen the not so great side of these heroes people speak of and realized they aren’t as great as they seem. They abuse, misuse, and also get away with things because of their power. Because of this, I no longer believe police officers to be

  • Exploring Police Officers' Use of Discretion

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    Discretion is used by officers throughout the country; it gives them the choice to carry out law word by word, based on the input of the situation and surrounding circumstances around the officer it also gives them the choice to disobey the written law which usually ends up in tragic instances. This is why discretion is such a hot topic in the United States and throughout the world. One side argues that police officers are ill trained to properly carry out split second decisions. The other side of

  • Police Officers: The Challange of Handlig a Riot

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    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

  • Police Officers Need for More Training

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    (Christopher Shields qtd, Police Line). There are many sheep in the world, but for every sheep there is a wolf. In this quote, those protecting the sheep are police officers. The men and women of the police force choose to defend the “sheep” everyday. These “sheep” are everyday citizens, while the wolves are the criminals. Those protecting the sheep in this quote are often in danger just like police officers are often in danger while protecting citizens. Though police cadets go through many months

  • Police Officer Has Too Much Power

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    Introduction Police officers are trained by specific rules in the academy how to handle dangerous situations and how to prevent victims. Police officers in dangerous and extreme situations have to make split-second decisions about what to do next: fire their weapon or not. In recent years, many unarmed people were killed by police officers which made US nation to raise questions about whether the police make right decisions or whether the police have too much power. Since people don’t know by what

  • What does it Take to be a Police Officer?

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    Be A Police Officer? My heart skipped a beat and immediately my mind started racing; was she speeding? Did she not make a complete stop? Why was the officer behind us with his lights on? Were all thoughts that crossed my mind when an officer turned on his blue and red lights as my mom drove. Couldn’t help but feel like we were in trouble, but as quickly as those thoughts came; they went away as he whizzed right past us. Felt like we dodged a bullet. I already knew that police officers do more

  • Career Experience: A Career As A Police Officer

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    This past semester I interned at the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Department. This was a unique experience for me and really changed my perspective on the possibility of having a law enforcement job as a police officer. Ultimately, I would like for my career path to result in me being a special agent for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Getting hired as a special agent with the FBI is very competitive, and as of right now it is extremely hard to get a job with them straight out of college. Luckily

  • Investigation of Laughter by Suspects and Police Officers

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    With few academic explorations, police interviews are surrounded by myths that are cultured by television and film rather than real cases and analysis using tools such as conversation analysis (CA). Carter's (2005) study addresses this issue and draws upon extracts from 150 cases from England and Wales and investigates the use of laughter by suspects and police officers in the institutional context. She concluded that basic laughter is "uniform across participants" such as in response to "a ridiculous