After reviewing Anycity’s police department a number of different issues have come to my attention. First, the organization of the police department and the number of supervisors compared to the number of patrol officers and detectives is far too great. With this issue come many unwanted problems. There are too many people in the chain command and this causes information to flow slower, the lack of personal relationship between the top of the chain and those who are at the bottom. Next, this causes the patrol officer personal to be spread too thin there by slowing down response time and back up time for fellow officers. Continuing, this also causes the department to not to be able to fully address the current or future issues that arise. …show more content…
To insure that their pay will not change, they should not be punished for the incompetence of the former commissioner. In doing this I hope that the union will see the department cares for the well being of the officers while also seeing how this will better the department. The restructuring of the department, beings with the creation of the patrol division numbering 48 total officers with 6 of the patrol officers assigned to parking and traffic enforcement and 7 supervisors. Shifts will be 4 days on 3 days off while working 10 hour shifts. There will be 3 shifts during the day, 1st shift (morning) starting at 6:00am then ending at 4:00pm, 2nd shift (evening) starting at 4:00pm and then ending at 2:00am, and the 3rd (graveyard) starting at 10:00pm then ending at 8:00am (Dempsey & Linda, 2010). I am proposing that we take an anonymous vote on whether these shifts will be a rotating or fixed schedule. The officers will be split into groups of 14 per-shift, then within those groups there will be a group A and B alteration on and off days. To assign an officer to the a particular shift should be based on which shift he or she would prefer, with the performance recorded and how long the officer has been on the force will be the deciding factor. One Lieutenant pre each group, then one Captain over each day, and one patrol Major over the patrol division
The Associations of Chiefs of Police created this website as a police informational site. It is an educational site that explains the hiring process, basic requirements, training and academy life, and skills candidates should process. The site also offer a virtual ride along. I can use this site to explain the training and academy life of a cadet.
Many people know of the police officers of today’s world and that it is their job to enforce the laws set by their government, but not many people know the history of your typical everyday United States police officer or how they came about. The idea for neither your everyday police officer nor his or her department they work for or how a police department operates, originated in the United States. Over the years though America has made changes and adapted its system over the years to make it more suitable for its countries beliefs and practices.
Police corruption and misconduct come apparent in many different forms. A basic definition for police corruption is, when an officer gets involved in offenses where the officer uses his or her position, by act or omission, to obtain improper financial benefit. The main reason for such corruption is typically for personal gain, such as bribery. Police abuse of authority occurs in three different general areas such as physical abuse, psychological abuse, and legal abuse. Physical abuse is such abuse where one uses excessive force or physical harassment. The psychological abuse occurs through disrespect, harassment, ridicule, excessive stops, or intimidation. Finally, legal abuse is abuse that occurs during unlawful search and seizure
Leading up to the establishment of the Chicago Police Department, the first rank of “constable” was created in 1830. Authorization of Chicago’s very own police force occurred on January 31, 1835. On August 15, 1835, the Chicago Police Department was born. The department’s mission reads, “The Chicago Police Department, as part of, and empowered by, the community, is committed to protect the lives, property, and rights of all people, to maintain order, and to enforce the law impartially. We will provide quality police service in partnership with other members of the community. To fulfill our mission, we will strive to attain the highest degree of ethical behavior and professional conduct at all times.” Orsemus Morrison was elected Chicago’s first constable; he was assisted by Constables Luther Nichols and John Shrigley. The three men served and protected a population of about 3,200. In the year 1837, the Municipal Court of Chicago was created. It had co-jurisdiction with the Cook County Court within corporate limits of the city of Chicago. Between the years 1838 and 1854, the Chicago P.D consisted of very few collection of officers, constables, and part-time night watchers to maintain the quickly-expanding city.
Since a very young age we have been taught to put our trust into police officers. If we are in distress, they are always there to help since it is their job to protect and serve the common citizen. So what happens when the individuals we are supposed to trust to bring justice are the ones causing the injustice we see in the news? Recently, several police officers have been under fire for their excessive use of force. The number of casualties caused by police officers in the recent years have citizens demanding a reform in the system that officers work under.
In my opinion I think that there is a problem with the policing in America. Due to the fact that the police would rather implement force then to talk through the situation. I think that if more police were like Chief of Police Chris Magnus that crime would go down and that the use of force would not be necessary. I also think that police officers should not have guns on them. One reason being that if they get knocked out in a violent situation someone could take their gun. Another reason is that by having a gun they are already making the problem worse because the majority of people feel threatened by guns.
Police Agencies in modern society are a part of the American fabric to serve and protect the American public. The United States currently have more than 15,000 police agencies, (Walker & Katz, 2011). Police Departments across the United States face similar critical issues policing. All police officers face dangers in the job of policing the dangers can emanate from internal and external origins. Police officers have continued to evolve to serve communities by finding better less than lethal alternatives to weapons used. In addition, police departments have continued to keep up with
Police executives have always had different issues within the police department. Most police executives try to find a quick fix in order to solve the issue of police misconduct. Police misconduct is defined as inappropriate action taken by police officers in relation with their official duties (Police Misconduct Law & Legal Definition, n.d.). In order to solve this issue, one must acknowledge their different challenges, overcome the “code of silence”, and find out the role of organizational culture.
This means that law enforcement officers should be treating every citizen lawfully and respectfully, complying with the law, and performing their assigned tasks in an efficient manner (Walker and Katz, 2013). One way law enforcement officers can be held more accountable to the community they serve is by having auditing and discipline structures in place when misconduct occurs from the police officers. An Internal affairs unit (IAU), or office of professional standards (OPS) are the two that are responsible for investigating the alleged misconduct by police officers; they are considered an essential element of modern police management (Walker and Katz, 2013). I believe auditing and discipline structures need to be in place because of people like, Michael Dowd. Michael Dowd was a police officer in New York City who was corrupt; he was amazed how no one caught him for the longest time (Carlson, 2015).
Research topic: Police corruption Research Thesis Statement: Police corruption involves the law enforcement engaging in ethical and unethical behavior including the abuse of authority and/or using their authority for personal attainment. Research Reasons Based on "Serpico." According to Ronald G. Burns police corruption can be defined as, "a form of police misconduct involving the misuse of authority for the personal gain of the officer or another" (Falcone, 2005, p.57). For several years, police corruption has been a major problem in American society in which the law enforcement cross the line between morality and ethicality. There are two main elements in corruption which include the abuse of authority or using their authority for personal
In Oakland, California residents voted by margin of 82 percent to approve a “measure that will establish an independent police commission to oversee the city's Police Department.” Initiatives such as this will allow for more in-depth analysis and reform of the Oakland Police Department. This policy is a result of the police scandals associated with the department this year, including sexual misconduct involving several officers and the teenage daughter of a police dispatcher, racist text message exchanges between officers and the resignations or firings of several police chiefs.
The success of implementing a program like this requires that both parties be well informed and well educated on the changes that will take place. One of the first steps is to market the concept of community policing both internally (within the department), as well as externally(within the community). Marketing community policing internally often involves collapsing the existing structures of authority that are in place as well as the specialization within the department. The case study mentioned that although the senior administrators in the department played a critical role in the reform, it was also necessary that line level officers be active participants in the process. After all, two important components of community policing are empowerment and ownership. Officers were given ownership of certain areas that were
The department took the survey’s recommendations and changed all officers to an eight-hour shift. This was very unpopular with the officers and the chief took an enormous hit on this, but he knew he was doing the best thing for the department. I think we all knew that the ten-hour shifts were not necessarily the most productive shift for the department and it was really only being allowed to keep morale up. After working with the legislature, the department was able to change the state’s labor law allowing the work week to be considered over two weeks. By doing this, the officers could work more than 40 hours one week and less than 40 hours the next as
On Friday, December 2, 2016, I, Officer McDaniel #147, of Mansfield ISD Police Department, located at 1522 N Walnut Creek Dr, Mansfield, TX, was on a campus check at Della Icenhower Intermediate, located at 8100 Webb Ferrell Rd, Arlington, TX. While on a Campus Check, I made contact with Assistant Principal Brooks, Amber, B/F, DOB 8/26/1985.