Growing up is exciting and very scary. Being young is fun while it last but eventually everyone has to grow and go in to the working field. Law enforcement has been a big topic whether it be bad or good things said the law enforcement is always brought up. When I was young I took a fast interest in business. The moment I decided I wanted to be a cop was when I met my dad’s best friend that was a cop, and businessman. All any person wants in a career is to make a decent living and do something that they enjoy doing. I’ve always enjoyed helping people that needed help, the Kansas career pipeline let me take some surveys and showed me that I enjoy helping people more than I enjoy building myself something, which I believe that is true.
Obama once said, “ we need to keep making our streets safer and our criminal justice farrier- our homeland more secure, our world more peaceful and sustainable for the next generation.” The world needs people that are willing to make it a safe environment to make sure to try and stop all the crimes out in the streets and the drugs being influenced out their. A Criminal justice career can have many advantages, even though it has its disadvantages, its problem trying to join in.
This paper will show four different police departments that are currently hiring or recruiting for police officers. There will be a summary on the research found on the process used to recruit police officers. It will also show their current hiring trends and what hiring practices they have that are successful or not successful. The paper will also go over the different methods departments use to train their new officers and their values.
According to the Huffington post, children and teenagers that live in high crime rate areas, tend to have problems with police officers because they do not trust them. I think once at child is old enough to attend school, all elementary, middle and high schools, schools and their community police departments should be required to have some sort of police educational programs and activities designated for youth, so that conflict between children, teens and police officers would be prevented. With that being said communities that have high crime rates or do not have police educational programs or activities at all, should be created to ensure that children and teens know what to do if they get are involved in a situation, that may result them getting in trouble with the police. If the community cannot financially afford implementing programs for children and teens, the federal government should assist with the financial funding so that those police educational programs and activities can be created. For that to happen, the community that can’t afford the programs and activities, should have their police departments meet with the federal government and discuss/ stress why these programs are so important. They should also say that if these programs and activities are implemented, that the end result would prevent children and
Reforming recruit training is the most common response among police agencies attempting to deal with corruption. There is, in this regard, a straightforward link between training, competence and malpractice/corruption. Straightforwardly, the better officers are at using legitimate means, the less they will need to have recourse to illegitimate ones. Police agencies that train their officers, and provide them with the resources they require to achieve the goals of the job legitimately should find that its officers are less likely to fall into corruption or misconduct.
This may lead to police resources becoming strained dealing with certain types of crimes and they are unable to engage in preventive patrol or respond to calls about suspicious groups of youth, which in turn leads to the number of youth arrested for minor types of property crimes and antisocial behavior declining although the number of crimes haven’t
Young adults pass perception on everyone they encounter. Law enforcement organizations are prime subjects to their perceptions. During my twenty years of service as a New York City Police Officer, I have encountered daily hassles, uncooperative behavior and hostile behavior. In essence, a general lack of no respect for police authority. I interacted with young adults in various capacities from minor to felonious crimes, domestic disputes, rowdiness and other calls for service that may alter their opinion of police. The purpose of this study
Finding a career in which you feel personally rewarded by helping others and knowing that you are making a difference should be one’s main goal. Officer Mares, was able to achieve this goal when he joined the LAPD as a police undercover agent back in 1996 when he was only 21 ½ years old. Nineteen years later, he is going strong, satisfactorily performing his duties as an officer and serving the community of Los Angeles. He feels rewarded, with this career and loves his schedule, and he is happy when he goes to work. He focuses on knowing that he is making a difference one person at a time. He states, “ I may not change the world, but I am making a difference one individual at a time, which in turn makes a better community for our kids to grow in.” (Mares) Back in the days, around 1960 being a police officer or becoming part of a department that served and protected the public was highly regarded. However, that is no longer the case. Now the Police Department is an affiliation you almost do not want to be involved in.
The International Association of Chiefs of Police Research Center Board of executives, Smaller Law Enforcement Agencies Technical Assistance Program developed a New Police Chief Mentoring Project (IACP, 2013). Supported by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice, the focus is to make available official support to newer law enforcement leaders in the first three years of appointment, who are serving in smaller populations less than 50,000 citizens. As cities expand geographically and demographically, police departments face additional challenges determining efficient and effective ways to make use of officers and resources (Roberts, 2000).
Law enforcement is commonly the first contact young victims and victimizers have with the juvenile justice system, serving as the gatekeeper to the rest of the system. The police main objective is to protect youths, both victims and offenders, and dealing fairly with them. Every law enforcement officer, no matter at what level, has an opportunity to be a positive influence on youths. The objective for the youth’s perception about the law and law enforcement will be based on one-on-one interactions with law enforcement officers. (Hess, 2013)
Did you know that young males of color are more likely to be treated as criminals than any other race? Young men of color seem to be the target of some policemen, whether they are just taking a walk or hanging with friends, they’re considered as a threat to some. In these situations, they can end up pretty bad, whether in arrest or in most cases, death, all because that officer sees them as a “thug” or criminal. Obstacles young men of color face in the US today are “reverse racism,” and some policemen thinking that young men of color are dangers to society. These obstacles young men of color face impacts them by making people believe that they are unimportant or dangerous criminals. Some things that could be done to get rid of these obstacles
According to Wu, Lake, and Cao (2015) juvenile were found to have more non-criminal enforcement interaction with the police due to increased police presence in the school system. In addition, juveniles are at “higher risk of both offending and victimization compared to adults” and “efforts to control youth and gang violence.…promoted aggressive police actions against youth” (p. 446). Juvenile perception of police is an important area of study because mistrust of the police may create a strain of juveniles’ future cooperation with the police in criminal investigations and police legitimacy. Also, research has shown that long-lasting impressions and attitudes are formed during adolescence and if juveniles form negative perceptions of the police, these perceptions tend to be permanently embedded or very difficult to change (Wu et. al,
Nonetheless, law enforcement officers have the unique opportunity to combat their lack of awareness in efforts to reduce, mitigate, or even reverse the disparity of minority youth in the juvenile justice system by increase training and compliance with the JJDA. For example, the Connecticut juvenile justice advisory committee has trained 1,400 law enforcement officers on the disproportionate minority contact since 2007, reporting a lasting positive impact on officer’s knowledge and attitudes about adolescent development and other issues regarding the racial disparity [citation Mendel]. Training must include adolescent development and psychology, demographic and cultural influences and creating rapport with the adolescent by offering respect
In all of the articles reviewed, the youth emphasizes danger, prejudice and dehumanizing encounters with police officials, seven out of the nine articles revealed the police encounters as controlling, and six out of nine articles reported the police as being ineffective (Nordberg et al., 2016, pp. 144-145). The minority youth experiences in these police encounters were negative and caused the youth to feel as though the police were not there to serve or protect them from violence (Nordberg et al., 2016, pp. 144-145). This article can be of great benefit to anyone that seeks to bridge the gap between the police department and the community. The report can help provide a better understanding of the youth encounters with police officials and inform authoritative officials of the current issue they face to help promote better practices amongst police
Police officers need a good understanding of the law. Recruits need training in criminal law and civil law. Within the law training blocks, recruits would be introduced to criminal procedure and rules of evidence. Training must also include how to handle incidents with juveniles and the mentally ill and domestic violence situations.