LAPD Cadet: In the course of being an L.A.P.D Cadet, I have acquired the rank Corporal. This rank consists of teaching recruits the fundamentals of the program and the 3 D 's (dedication, determination, and discipline). In 2011, I received an award for being the best physically fit in the entire recruit class. This award was given to me for having overall great motor skills, strength, and endurance. Within the Cadet program, I was involved in a traffic course that enhanced my knowledge in traffic laws, regulations, and standards.
Police officers use the amount of force necessary to ease the situation, arrest an individual, or protect themselves and others from harm. A certain amount of people understand that excessive force is required in different situations. There are moments when police officers will be obligated to use excessive force to calm the situation. For example; Rahtz said, “Then you have others who understand that in some situations, force is not only necessary but is required, if serious, injury or death is avoided” (Rahtz, 2007). Force can be necessary and understood
Corporal Dunlap demonstrates great teamwork. He is always happy to assist his fellow officer with incidents by helping them complete necessary documentation, interview witnesses, collecting evidence, or assisting them to write warrants. Whatever is needed, Corporal Dunlap is willing to assist. Corporal Dunlap also provides great assistance to his supervisors by serving as the shift supervisor during their absence. He articulates to officers the department directives and expectations in the absence of their regular supervisor.
From the lesson of training, I also realized the weight that officers hold when it comes to building trust, motivating, and pushing their soldiers. They are going to expect the utmost level of skill as well as professionalism that you must provide as an officer. In return, it is your right to expect the same level of excellence from your soldiers, being there to push them above the standard and holding them to being experts and professionals. This is a trait that no matter how skilled you or your soldiers may be, there will always be room for constant improvement and
For decades now, the controversy over deadly force has continued to show up in the news when police officers have acted in a manner that some citizens find just while others deem completely unfair. Many lawsuits stemming from shootings and crimes have found their way to local courts or the Supreme Court to deal with this issue. A portion of the U.S. population finds deadly force unnecessary when non-lethal weapons such as pepper spray or batons just as easily subdue the criminal. In addition, these citizens argue that officers might be liable for cases filed against them if they use excess force on people that seem suspicious but have not actually committed a crime. On the other hand, the opposing argument in favor of deadly force states that
One common opinion is that officers should not use more force than is necessary or reasonable, and even then, that force should be used only as a last resort. “Police use force to affect civilians’ conduct. On a day-to-day basis, they do so most often by employing the least degree of force available to them, their mere presence. Cops wear uniforms and drive distinctly marked cars so that, without saying a word, they may have an effect on citizens’ behavior” (Fyfe, 38). When an officer’s presence fails to fulfill the desired conduct, the next course of action for said officer would be verbalization.
The observations of this violations occur from the lowest to the highest levels regardless of rank. With the ever-changing operational environment, lots of positions in the Army are being fill by Soldiers with a rank below the requirement. Most Soldiers will look forward to serve in a position above their pay grade, and most of the time the person selecting them have confidence they are going to accomplish the mission. With the lack of experience, lack of time in service and grade, Soldiers can use tools like The High Ground – Facilitator Guide, the leadership requirements model, and others. The primary cause of abuse of power is inexperience and lack of respect for others as a person, and the lack of enforcing standards at all levels.
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
Peel’s third principle is police must secure the willing cooperation of the public in voluntary observance of law to be able to secure and maintain the respect of the public (Dempsey & Forst, 2016). This principle is evident today by statutory laws that are passed to secure and protect the public from harm. For instance, laws that govern speeding are enacted to protect and safeguard the commuting public from reckless acts committed by negligent drivers. Peel’s fourth and sixth principles are related to the use of force administered
The principle explains that police should use only the amount of physical force necessary to restore order and protect public if using warning or persuasion is not working on an individual. This is important because it is not ok for anyone to use physical force in not completely necessary. If using physical force is not required, then it should always be avoided. Although, if an officer must use physical force than it should be the least amount necessary to protect the individual and surrounding public. For modern police officers this an important principle, this is not always followed and not following this principle causes many unnecessary tragedies and conflicts.
The transition from enlisted into the ranks of officer is not a situation that anyone should take lightly. With greater rank comes greater responsibility, I emphatically understand the prestige and responsibility that comes with this transition. In this essay, I will answer three questions. Why do I want to be a military officer? What does society expect from me as a military officer?
Lastly, as a Warrant Officer I am expected to be the subject matter expert in my field. With no knowledge of my personality or past, Soldiers will expect me to have a high amount of knowledge on my particular field; therefore, I will need to ensure their trust in my knowledge is not wasted. The new found responsibilities that await me offer up challenging new challenges. I have always been a firm believer in the value of hard work.
The importance of the Human Resources Sergeant in the Army White Paper, The Profession of Arms, is evident throughout. The following essay will describe the many different areas and the countless examples of just how important a Human Resources Sergeant’s role is. There are so many facets of every day Army life where the Human Resources Sergeant is vital to operations, from the additional duties we perform, to assisting our Commanders’ in their interest Programs, and everything in between. Human Resources Sergeants have to be constant professionals and enhance the Professional Culture in the military. What is a profession?
A law enforcement organization is an agency with an ethical system which must display their allegiance and integrity to the public. And the ethical system in policing context refers to the moral values that are generally accepted as professional standards in policing. According to the Encarta electronic dictionary, ethics can be explained as the study of proper standards and how they affect a system of moral values governing the suitable conduct for a person or group. To further understand the concept of ethics, ethics can be divided into two perspectives or theories, commonly known as deontological (non-consequentialism) and teleological (consequentialism). These two perspectives are important for a police officer to carry out their duties