Being in Law Enforcement is a 24/7/365 lifestyle that not only affects the officer by never being able to put down his guard (except maybe for when they are at home), but their family as well. It affects everything from missed holidays, anniversaries to birthday celebrations and can even affect the simplest thing as holding hands with your significant other in public (that gun hand has to stay empty at all times). An officer continuously checks his surroundings for danger, which affects where you can sit in a restaurant, where you park your car, how you dress, and where you shop. What most people do not understand is “the job” affects every single second of a police officer’s and their family’s life. They have to plan everything around
Law enforcement is an honorable job to have and to uphold, especially a State Trooper. You will have a reputation to uphold. In this field it will come to know that it is very unpredictable. Every morning when you go into the field, there is always a chance you won't come home. Anything can happen at anytime. You have to hope for the best and prepare for the worst. The training is intense, the sleep is minimum, and the work is non-stop.
Problem-oriented policing, also known as operational strategies, have five core elements: preventive patrol, routine incident response, emergency response, criminal investigation, and problem solving. In addition to the five core strategies, there is also a lone ancillary operation strategy, support services. Law enforcement officers use this to help prevent crime by being pro-active and responding to calls. The first of the core operational strategies is the prevention patrol. Prevention patrol is an active response and most dominate operation of police strategy. It is used to deter people from committing criminal behavior, interrupt crimes that are in the process of being committed, and position police officers in positions for a fast response
There are many concerns for a working police officer in America. Officers can face several types of dangers while on duty. Most of the time when police officers sign up for their job they already have prior knowledge of the risk they may be taking. They represent the civil authority of the government. According to Rose Johnson, "The job of a police officer is risky, and officers incur a higher rate of illnesses and injury than the national average for other jobs. Officers spend a great deal of time working with criminals and dealing with threatening scenarios". Although officers in America face several types of dangers, it does not give the officer the right to engage in unlawful acts. Police officers who receive more education and training will more than likely interact with different minorities through his/her institution. Officers should be more diverse because they will not be very biased and it could help end the problem with racial profiling. Police officers should be randomly drug tested for the safety of the citizens.
“To What Extent does Police Occupational Culture Impact on the Social and Domestic live of Police Officers?” Plymouth Law and Criminal Justice Review. (2013): 229-247. Google Scholarly. Web. 14 Oct. 2015.
Over the past three and a half years I have spent my life studying in school. I have studied for hours and hours about the field of criminal justice; the reason it exists, its history and development, theories that are used to explain topics in criminal justice, and cases that have been monumental in changing the way that criminal justice works. While all of these are great to learn about the field of criminal justice itself cannot be learned from reading textbooks and memorizing theories. This is why I am interested in an internship with the Griffin Police Department. I want to learn how the criminal justice system is in action, how things actually play out outside of the scholastic setting. It is easy to learn about a subject from a book, but it is an entirely different matter to learn about a subject through real life experience. I hope to learn how to serve and protect while implementing the law correctly, especially in today’s world when the level of support for police officers is very low and the level of misconduct cases concerning the police are very high. It is not easy to know what to do in every situation, especially when some reactions are needed with very little or no time to think about. It is one thing to hear about a crime happening and the response that would be best to give, and another thing to need
For this assignment, I chose stone catchers. I had the opportunity to interview Warsaw’s chief of Police Scott Whitaker. This experience was very informative. Chief Whitaker and the entire police department conveyed a strong sense of community. Scott told me that his experience in the community of Warsaw was very rewording (Whitaker).
By way of full disclosure, I have known Matthew Parkin from birth and watched him as he grew, from a troublesome child to a full grown man.
One of the issues dealing with some of the officers with what positions they work in the patrol. They have a hard time understanding why they are being compared
I really enjoy working with Officer Varnum as he is a very friendly, polite, courteous and professional officer. I have found him to be a very hard working dedicated employee that not only enjoys his job but he enjoys helping others succeed as well. He allows his skills, knowledge and common sense to guide him when making decisions related to any of his activities and he is always open to suggestions or ideas from others. Although he needs little supervision, he takes the initiative to keep his supervisor informed about his calls and proactive work. Officer Varnum continues to impress me with his performance and professionalism and he is an excellent representative of the department. I have reviewed his personnel file and did not find any
The chief of Metro Nashville Police Department is Steve Anderson. Anderson has been the chief of the department since 2010 and a member of the department for since 2010 and a member of the department for 39 years having worked his way up the ranks (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, 2015). There are several instances in the last few years where Anderson’s leadership styles and qualities have been apparent. When there was civil unrest and riots in Ferguson and other cities across the nation, Nashville was also the scene of protests relating to the ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ movement. When protestors took to the streets of Nashville on a cold November evening and shutdown traffic by blocking Interstate 24, Anderson had police take coffee
On September 16, 2016, our Careers in Criminal Justice class had the privilege of having Sergeant Kelby Newton and Detective Kate Quartarolo come speak to our class, about the different career opportunities that Roseville Police Department offers. Sergeant Newton has had a career in Law Enforcement for over 20 years and currently investigates property crimes. Detective Quartarolo has been in Law Enforcement for over 18 years, and she currently investigates crimes against people.
should change that would help you in your work? He quickly answered saying that he would like to see stricter dispositions at court, he felt like the court keeps just letting people go and then they just end up back at the court a short while later. He believes that if criminals are sentenced the first time they commit then they are less likely to be repeat offenders. What is the biggest misconception you think the public has about your job? He thinks that the public believes that police officers think they are above the law, that they can do whatever they want. He continued by saying that as a police officer when he is off duty he still needs to consider what he is doing. He can’t get belligerently drunk at a bar like a normal person can, he has to watch himself. His response to this question ties a lot into my next question. How did the recent media coverage of Ferguson and the Black Lives Matter impact law enforcement? He says that the media is always going to show the negative side of things, never the positive. There is a misunderstanding with how police deal with intense situations. The public don’t understand that we only have a split second to make a decision in an intense situation like this. The media uses negative news to attract more attention. People don’t get all the facts, they only know one side of the story. He gives the example of the incident
Many young people aspire to become police officers. However, not everyone is fit for the role as police work is extremely demanding both physically and mentally. In order to be effective in the job, a policeman should possess superb communication skills, extra-ordinary courage, excellent judgement, empathy, and a high degree of professionalism, to name a few.
In this week’s module one content. I learned that there should always be police integrity and community trust. “With police and community trust, there is an honored relationship between citizens and a government agency.” (Community Trust and Police Integrity, p.7-16) Secondly, police officers must be trusted to behave in an ethical way on their own. “When a terrible crime has occurred, the public may demand that the police solve it ‘no matter what they have to do,’ and so there is pressure to use unnecessary force” (Wilson, Police Ethics). Finally, police officers should always have a positive response to a negative incident. “They can learn from incidents of police misconduct and take steps to correct the policies and practices that allow misconduct to occur.” (Walker, Policing the Police).