Our law enforcement community has been confronted with an array of challenges. The critical challenges facing our agency over the next three to five years are community policing, the use and implementation of Body Worn Camera and recruitment and retention of new deputies. These challenges which face all of law enforcement is the need to uphold the highest standards of professionalism in an increasingly violent society, while ensuring that the applicant pool is sufficient to meet the needs of our community. This issue has the potential to overshadow nearly all other considerations. With nationwide attention on the issue of community policing, most agencies have already begun implementing new tactics and strategies to work more harmoniously with
“While police officers go by different names-- officer, investigator, agent, etc.-- depending on where they work, they all protect the public by investigating crimes and apprehending criminals.” This is surely true, as it came from the wisdom of career government employee Michael Roberts, who boasts experience in both state and municipal government. Police officers are law enforcement officers who value the public 's safety above all else, and help to keep citizens safe by enforcing the law. Police officers are not required to have a vast amount of education, but they are required to at least have a high school diploma. Since, schooling is not a mandatory part of becoming a police officer, training and experience is valued very highly. It’s
Police Personality Joe (Ty) Trail Final Paper CRJ 451 Professor Barthe 12/10/2014 Altogether, there are a vast number of jobs whether it is a lawyer, teacher and doctor that many people inspire to be. For every job, each person develops distinctive qualities in order to adapt and respond in their environment. For a police officer, however, they are mainly focused on authority, danger and efficiency. To be a police officer is a challenging and dangerous job. A police officer protects and serves the public.
Law enforcement agencies provide extensive training and take precautions to prevent police officers from abusing their power and carrying out their jobs the way they are supposed to using correct procedures. For example, body and dash cameras have been installed to ensure the correct procedures are followed. These cameras record the interactions between police officers and
I am investigating a probation officer 's because it is a field choice in which you provide support and guidance to help legal offenders, both juveniles and adults, readjust to society but helping them identify and solve their problems. I have always been interested in law enforcement and a career I always kept in mind was a probation officer because I love kids and I love helping families. I also want to be that role model for those who don 't have that and i want to be the support and example for those who do not have that at home. The school requirements to be a probation officer is to be a four year college graduate and majored in one of the social sciences: corrections, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, or public administration. Probation officers are required to have a valid state driver’s license, no criminal record, and must pass both a background check and a polygraph test.
However, promotions to command positions beneath the Chief Constable is almost always made from the ranks of the local police. 6) Policing Method- the British Police follow the system of community policing. Often community partnerships are built through which local schools, businesses, town halls etc. are tied into anti-crime programs. These contracts are further strengthened by new crime-prevention concepts like ‘intelligence lead policing’ by which potential threats to the community are found out and targeted.
‘’Most officers enter law enforcement with minimal experience in the field or in handling the moral dilemmas that officers typically encounter. They learn how to perform their jobs, as well as recognize the organizational norms, values, and culture, from their peers and supervisors. While supervisors provide direct, formal reinforcement, officers’ peers offer friendship and informal rewards that, in many cases, hold greater influence than official recognition from the agency’’ (Fitch, 2011). Officers who come across situations where they are unsure what is morally and ethically best to do often turn to their peers for assurance and guidance. Good ethical behavior can easily be influenced by officers and those in law enforcement.
Law enforcement has also strived to be very active in local communities and to stay involved with keeping youth out of trouble by working with after school community outreach programs and even gang intervention programs. Also, by focusing on combating smaller crimes in local communities, police are in return preventing larger scale crimes (Haq,
This is because it is applied as police carry out their daily routine activities such as preventing crimes, searching, arresting and charging suspects. Given the ambiguous nature of the existing criminal laws concerning the scope and dealings of conflict and disorder situations, alongside the limited resources allocated to the police departments, and variations in nature of offences; police discretion becomes a principle part for officers to give weight to law enforcement (Griffiths, 2013: 122). First of all, individual officers in streets and fast areas has to decide whether an incident they are coming across fits into the definition of an offence as stipulated by the law and to what extend are they to be subjected to judgement. For instance, in a case of an assault, the law does not give further definitions on whether it is simple or aggravated assault. So it is the mandate of the officer to what kind it fits
Law Enforcement and Juvenile Justice Challenges Facing Law Enforcement in the United States Law enforcement especially at the level of policing has faced a lot of challenges all over the world. While the police officers rationalize their acts as ways of protecting the community, the community members in many states sometimes think that there are exaggerations in the way the police officers handle them. Law enforcement has undergone changes in response to the worries raised by community members. Nonetheless, it is during such transformation that it has faced even more challenges. Some of the challenges faced in the US are discussed below.