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
In the United States, there are city, county, state, and national police forces. They have very difficult and dangerous responsibilities. These public servants are required to perform many different jobs. They enforce laws and maintain order. They teach people how to help prevent crime and to protect themselves ( Mittleman, 2000). They offer assistance and take charge of many different situations such as car accidents, flooding, and hurricanes. Police
An examination of the patrol officer’s jobs and duties took place. The gathering of information and interviewing a seasoned patrol offer assisted in this examination. The city in which the patrol officer works is also studied. Research of the city of Hueytown’s population and history helped to understand the demographics and crime within the city. While Hueytown’s violent crimes are low, thefts and burglaries rank the highest. Communities, including the city of Hueytown, place patrol officers on the streets in order to protect and serve. Officer Louis Phillips, Jr. gave an interview that takes an in depth look at his journey as a patrol officer.
In the past, as a move to try and improve police—community relations, police departments all over the country implemented citizen police academies, or CPAs. These were initially implemented during the beginning of the community-oriented policing era, and the first department in the US to have one was the Orlando Police Department in 1985 (Lee, 2016). Since then, CPAs popularity has grown nationally, and police departments all over the country have them. Somewhere between 15 and 20 percent of agencies have CPAs, and they are far more common among those who serve larger, metropolitan areas (Lee, 2016). CPAs teach participants the details of the various functions of the police, including law, patrol techniques, use of force, self-defense, firearms, SWAT, and crime prevention (Brewster, Stoloff, & Sanders, 2005). These CPAs have the possibility to improve relationships between the police and the community given these current issues.
For my internship I was with the Spirit Lake Police Department. They are located in Spirit Lake Iowa and they’re a city police department. They have a total of ten people working in their department. The Spirit Lake Police Department hierarchy is one Chief; Jeff Hanson, two Sergeants; Shane Brevik and Scott Colt, 6 Officers; Josh Kilpatrick, Nathan Roth, Daren Diers, Jesse Miller, Hunter Clayton, and Ryan Vos. They also have an office secretary Sanja Erickson. They also have a K-9 whose name is Cairo his handler is Sergeants Brevik. They also normally have a lieutenant but Rodney Baker retired back in May so they’re in the process of promoting one of their officers to that position once there new officer Ryan Vos comes back from the academy. The schedules that the Spirit Lake officers have are 4 days on and then 4 days off. They work a 12-hour shift (Six to Six). They
There is a definite need for budget increases when it comes to criminal justice. Currently, state and local government burden the majority of spending on the system with little assistance from the federal government (Bohm &Haley, 2011). In my opinion, there is a direct correlation between the crime rates and the current budget preventing law enforcement proactivity.
Numerous police agency’s and police officials work on a distinctive local, state, and federal level and role. It has its individual area, sectors, and function, and work according to local streets parts inside policing. In order for any local, state, and federal police division to work successfully it must hire chiefs, deputy’s, and sheriffs who retain leadership and who uses creative thinking skills to teach comprehensive, and aggressive instruction to make the police division a tougher department by holding all its workers tasks for doing his or her job according to its agency’s guidelines and procedures known as code of conduct. “Municipal police work for municipalities such as towns or cities, county police and deputy sheriffs work for counties, state police work for states, and federal police work for the federal government. Some have the same duties as one another or very similar duties, and some have different or additional duties. Their jurisdiction is sometimes the main difference. For example, a municipal police officer normally has primary
Surveys, case studies, and decades of experience from numerous police departments across the country has provided us with useful information that has allowed us to make changes to improve community policing. In addition, the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) has helped state and local law enforcement agencies develop and enhance their effectiveness in advancing public safety through the implementation of community policing strategies. Since its creation in 1994, the COPS Office has awarded more than $14 billion dollars in grants across the Nation to hire more officers, purchase new technology, and support local problem-solving approaches to fighting crime and disorder (Schneider, 2003). In 1997, COPS established the Advancing Community Policing (ACP) Grant Program to help agencies strengthen and institutionalize their community policing programs. The program focused on the process of organizational change. Over the past 24 years, the COPS office has made many accomplishments, including the widespread success of community policing and the vast progress made by the law enforcement field in embracing this philosophy. As of 2013, the COPS office has distributed more than two million topic-specified publications, training curricula, white papers, and resource CDs. By the end of 2013, they had funded approximately 125,000 additional officers for more than 13,000 of the nation’s 18,000 law enforcement agencies across the country. Nearly 700,000 law enforcement personnel, community members, and government leaders have been trained through COPS Office-funded training organizations. Here’s a glimpse into what the COPS office has in store for 2018. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, the COPS Office requests a total of $218,000,000; included in that total is $207 million for the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) to assist in hiring additional sworn law enforcement professionals; $10 million for
The law enforcement agency has three main eras during the course of their history. The first one is the community-policing era. Second, is the professional era and the last one is the political era. Law enforcement officials had clearly dissimilar objectives, organization, and outcomes for the duration of each of these eras. Every one of the moves from one era to another was caused by a demand from people, the federal government, and minority groups. Police departments have advanced over this period, to be the organization that they are in the present
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is the third largest police agency in the United States. The LAPD has approximately 9885 sworn officers and 2718 support staff. They cover approximately 500 square miles and is for the protection of over 4 million people. With that in mind, managing such a behemoth agency is a complicated and problematic endeavor. Therefore, one of the LAPD strengths is the way they manage themselves and protect citizens. Another strength of the LAPD is created many various kinds of investigation divisions, bureaus unit and special operation units. The components allow the LAPD to address a different kind of crimes, services, and investigation. Some of these components are specialized units with members that specially trained to for the unit's purpose or the specific type of crime or investigation. For an example, they have counter-terrorism bureau, background investigation unit, commercial crime division, gang and narcotic division, juvenile division, robbery homicide division and also technical investigation division. The LAPD also addresses the needs of the community by setting up many stations to handle the needs of their constituents. The LAPD also has a support unit to manage the day to day operation such as the personal division, jail division, property division and administrative section to manage massive bureaucratic tasks.
In the United States there are several different types of police officers, but the focus of this essay will be on local, state, and federal police officers. Local officers are those who are officers of a town, city, or county as per our text book, An Introduction to Policing. State police are those who enforce the laws of the entire state, like State Troopers. Federal police are those who have national power to enforce the laws of the nation. Although the State and Federal police forces would seem be much bigger or important, their roles are small in comparison to that of the local agencies. Here, we will compare the different agency’s patrols, duties, jurisdictions, and how much each agency works with the others. (Dempsey & Forst, 2016)
There are multiple approaches to engaging a police force with the community in order to most effectively prevent and respond to crime, and considering the relative strengths and weakness of each of these strategic models will demonstrate how models can impact the operation of daily policing practices and activities. The model under discussion here is called community oriented policing (COP), and focuses on building relationships and rapport between officers and the community in order to more effectively prevent crime. It is augmented by a model called problem solving policing (PSP), and depends upon rank-and-file officers identifying community problem areas through direct observation and analysis. Each model excels at slightly different things, and in practice most police agencies deploy a mix of models. By examining the Miami-Dade Police Department's handbook for school resource officers, it will be possible to view a COP/PSP policy in action in order to better understand how these models practically affect policing.
The Police Department safeguards lives and property and enhances public safety. The Police Department’s major service areas include patrol, investigation, records, communications—9-1-1 emergency services, youth services, and animal services.
The department is hoping the first year of the downtown community policing initiative will be generally successful, it will experienced a number of difficulties. Problem While the split-force concept and the establishment of a centralized Community Policing Division had the advantage of creating a critical mass that could quickly get the effort off the ground, it also brought with it the traditional communications problems between Community Policing, Patrol, and Criminal Investigations personnel Response all of the community patrol officers will have specific geographic responsibilities the twenty five assign to patrol the downtown area as well as the officers assign to desk duties the patrol officers on the different shifts will be assign a job within and the surrounding downtown area forming a teams with the Community Policing Officer responsible for the area who will coordinate the problem solving efforts between the shifts and neighborhood residents this will also boost the moral of the officers because they will spend least on duty.
The organizational expressions differ among the Spokane, Portland, Houston, and Madison Police Departments because every police department focuses on their purpose of organization, defines what is important to that specific police department,and community, and establishes organizational goals to align with their practices and values (Cordner 2016, p. 48). These organizational expressions also differ among the departments based upon community needs and departmental capabilities (Cordner, 2016). It is imperative that each police department designs their own mission statement to benefit police employees and citizens (Cordner, 2016). The Spokane Police Department utilized service, pride, and dedication to provide organizational goals to their