Departmental Implementation of a Powershift Many police departments both across the country and throughout the world have found themselves struggling with manpower resource issues. Having enough officers on call to effectively meet the needs of the community must always be the priority, but it is a priority that is often
Law enforcement is a career that is both violent and rewarding in many capacities. Justice needs to be served in law enforcement and they have a responsibility to uphold the law and serve the people in the community. Law enforcement is crucial in the world today as a global realm as life continues to be more complex and law enforcement struggles to combat many aspects of crime. In order to combat these problems and have a positive future in the criminal justice system, everyone must work together on a bigger scale.
As law enforcement officers develop “working personality” as an occupational exercise, over time it becomes a habit displayed equally during work and off duty, which leads to becoming continuously suspicious of their surroundings, violating civilians constitutional rights, using excessive force, and acts of mayhem. The following are examples of when law enforcement officers “working personality” progresses into to their personal lives as illustrated in the articles below:
Introduction: United States Law Enforcement officers are constantly under pressure. Their job requires them to serve and protect mankind, under any circumstances, at all times. Because of this, officers run the risk of putting themselves in harmful situation. This may include apprehending a violent assailant, or entering harmful locations. In this study, I used books and articles such as, Criminal Justice Today, to get an understanding of the dangers Law Enforcement Officer face in the line of duty. When performing task outside the prescient, office4rs are put into dangerous situations because of their surroundings, offender’s actions, and officer mistakes. Due to the high stress of this job, it not only affects their performance, but their health as well.
Every day, law enforcement officers encounter danger while carrying out their duties. The foremost duty of law enforcement officers are to serve and protect citizens. Most law enforcement agencies do this successfully. However, many people view law enforcement officers as the enemy. People need to be better informed about law enforcement and why officers take specific actions in certain circumstances. In our society, police are in a very dangerous position when it comes to the amount of force they can use when dealing with an individual. Officers use discretion when deciding the best course of action for the situation, whether it be physical force, persuasion, or coercion. They must take the correct course of action, because if they are too lenient or to forceful, even when dealing with petty things, they can be reprimanded by superiors and the public. Should police use force? Which circumstances warrant use force and what are the limits of force they can use? These questions are often asked when police are compelled to use force.
As a police officer’s career moves ahead one only thinks of the good that can be done by having this career. Ask anyone what the purpose of being a police officer is and they will answer that it is to keep people safe and maintain the peace. What many people do not realize is that being a police officer can damage a person emotionally. Many people see officers helping others and doing good but they do not see what happens when they are off duty. Just like any job being a police officer has its faults. A fault that being a police officer has is the emotional toll it can have on the officer and his family. Several people focus on the officer and how he has been affected by the job but they do not consider the family, the family that is there to help and support
Primary concerns Physical aspect , controlling larger subjects, and finding training programs As women entered the law enforcement profession , on equal footing with men ,one of the primary concerns women have to struggle when obtaining the title in field , was that a woman would be able to control a large violent offender. In the 1970's The 350 Pound Man in the Alley was used when it came to hiring women. However,the job standard test as of today has changed when hiring women include
In speaking with other officers that have been on a police, sheriff, or other department for some length of time, many of them have said that they find it difficult to maintain a healthy balance between work and home life. Traditionally speaking, they continuously see the worst in people and many say they find it difficult to leave it behind after they have clocked out.
Introduction When the word “compensation” comes about it resonates with monetary reward relating to a job performed. For the word “recruitment” general populations may define it as something simple; hiring. Law Enforcement brings in a different view of a career path due to the dichotomy of social intent and pay. The risks involved with becoming a law enforcement officer are large and finding an equitable fiscal reward can lead to difficult situations. Total compensation for law enforcement officers has changed in a dramatic way over the last 20 years, which in turn has created a difficult situation for recruitment. Economic and social atmospheres have been influences along the way, along with generational gaps, and personal motivations. Competitive
Eras of Law Enforcement Rob Peterson 11/24/2014 Criminal Justice The roles, responsibilities, and styles of policing in the United States have changed dramatically since the first “era” of policing was established in 1840. Until recently, there were only three established eras of policing: The Political Era, Reform Era and Community Era. We are now in a fourth era- the New Era. All of these eras are reflections of evolution amongst law enforcement officers, as well as political figures of their times. The roles and styles of policing have been a never-ending topic of change, which has grown to fit the demands of the public. Each new era has been born out the desire to make the United States as safe as possible given an evolving climate of
There are many key issues that have to be considered by law enforcement agencies when building relationships with the communities they serve. First and for most they have to adequately and fairly address complaints made by members of the community. The police have to provide the same service to minority communities as they would provide a predominately white community. The effect of providing good service could mean that the community will slowly build their trust with police officers. In the long run this will reduce tensions and build trust between the two groups. By building trust the police know they can count on the community when it comes to crime prevention. Reducing the publics fear of crime translates to increased cooperation between
Thanks for the reply. This class and the reading of the chapters have really touched some true issues that we still face in law enforcement. I look at the police officers just as I do military members. We are held to a higher standard because that is what is expected from us. I have some Sailors that did their first term and went into law enforcement. I also have some child hood friends that are also police officers. Whenever I hear that a police officer has been killed I immediately think of them. I also would like to think that they are treating the public fairly. I also know that the public is not always kind to the police or military. Speaking of parents raising their children to hate people in general for whatever reason. I remember
When working in Law enforcement as a police officer, a probation officer, and or a correctional officer, no matter the position of the criminal justice branch each still has to communicate down the branches of criminal justice. Together, these branches need to agree in order for this organization to work as though it is a well-oiled machine. Working in partnership with each other has to work steadily to make sure we are in agreement through every process. Law enforcement is a beginning phase of the system if it were corrupted evidence would be falsified, police brutality would be overlooked, and innocent individuals would receive charges for a crime they didn’t commit. The case of the individual would receive a harder sentence from a judge
Introduction Law Enforcement is a challenging job and it is definitely not your normal nine to five one. Signing up to be in law enforcement, whether it is federal, state, local, or tribal, takes a special person. It changes who you are and how people you know view and interact
David Kopec Shermak COM 101 12 Dec. 2014 Annotated Bibliography Law Enforcement and Stress In this research paper I will find information about how stressful law enforcement is and how it is handled by police officers. I am interested in this topic because I am going into law enforcement and most likely I will face the same problem that millions of other police officers and law enforcers face. I will research what causes police officers a greater risk for stress and how they cope with it. I will also research the wrong ways to manage stress and what their outcomes are. I will use online web pages and a scholarly article for my research paper.