Community Policing Issues

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Police administrators have to hold their officers to a high ethical standard and the officials themselves must be held to a high moral level, if law enforcement agencies and community relationships are going to be strengthened. According to Rukus, Warner, and Zhang, Community policing strategies were designed to give residents greater empowerment by allowing them to participate in deliberations on policing and work more closely with officers on the street (Community Oriented Policing Services, 2014). In order for officers’ ethics to be shown, they must communicate and bond with the citizens in the communities that they serve. Today, many people just believe that police officers are bad because officers have been portrayed as individuals who just arrest and shoot people. Police officers should communicate with people every day, not just when they are arresting someone or serving warrants. Overall, the article by Rukus was very informative. It highlighted the pros of law enforcement agencies, building community relationships and the citizen’s roles in establishing those relationships. According to Hickman, Powell,…show more content…
Also, the command staff will require officers to park their cruisers and talk to people in the community for a decent amount of time, weekly. Organizations that have a lot of racism throughout their ranks, have a difficult time with getting and maintaining the trust of everyone in the community. This is because if a certain race can’t trust that officers are going to be fair when policing, then they can be intimidated by the officers and have a distrust for the agency as a whole. The second is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Mark 12:31). The Bible suggests that an agency who has police officers who are racist in their ranks are offending God. God calls all of His children to love one another, regardless of what they might look

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