In cities and towns across the country, tragic deaths of citizens in confrontations with police have have spiked a wave of distrust for law enforcement. The bad perception for law enforcement is unfair to the officer’s who are dedicated, and mean well in their duties, yet unfortunately, it has created tension between law enforcement agencies and the communities they serve. Due to the recent deaths and confrontations, reform proposals and new policies have been a national conversation to implement new initiatives to strengthen the bonds between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. Although, confrontations between law enforcement and citizens in the community have spiked, the concept of community policing is not new. Throughout the years the philosophy of community policing has been to
Law Enforcement officers have one of the most critical jobs in the United States. Their lives are always on the line and they are of high regards. This means they cannot fail! The results of their jobs do not only depend on their actions but also on the people. What
On August 4, 2017 at approximately 2:40pm, Officer Lucas Griffin and I, Officer Kyeishia Evans, with the Ville Platte Police Department, was dispatched to 902 West Lincoln Street, Ville Platte, Louisiana, in reference to a business alarm. Upon arrival I witnessed a maroon 1999 Chevrolet Tahoe bearing license plate number ZTC679. I checked the vehicle and it was locked; however, I noticed the car was warm, as if the car had just been parked in the parking lot. I also noticed the back door of the business was opened. Officer Griffin and I checked the inside of the room; however, there was no door in the back room where you could enter the business. While checking the inside of the room we noticed damage to the tiles on the ceiling. I advised
Community-Oriented Policing involves giving the Community it serves a voice in how the Police Department a voice, a powerful voice in the daily operations. In the traditional model of Policing, the police drive policy and methodology while the community has few options if they are dissatisfied with the level of service aside from legal suits and political pressure. Recent police involved shootings and excessive force allegations across the United States involve various Police Departments claiming to have implemented Community-Oriented Policing have still resulted in public displeasure. I am going to compare three metropolitan police departments: Chicago, New York City and Houston who are all listed in our textbook Oliver, 2008 as having Community-Oriented Police programs and compare how they address Use of Force issues at the various departments and how effectively they involve the Communities they serve.
“We have identified the body of Pamela Zimmerman, and we suspect there is foul play. The Bloomington-Normal Police Department is doing everything they can: I am sorry.” These words from a police officer are permanently etched into my head. Those simple fifteen words play on repeat throughout my head a multitude of times throughout the day, sometimes never leaving my head. As the wise holocaust survivor Viktor E Frankl once said, “When we are no longer able to change a situation- we are challenged to change ourselves.” I woke up on November Fourth, 2015 thinking it was going to just be a normal day; little did I know that I was about to be hit with news that would change my life forever.
On 11/21/2016, I, William Van Scoter, was working as a police officer for the Wichita State University Police Department, in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas. I had the North Wichita Police Department (WPD) on my car radio and they were looking for a black male wearing all black clothes with red shoes. The black male was wanted for a domestic violence incident. I heard over the radio that WPD requested Officer Gable #152 to help locate the individual.
I am currently working on a project to bring the community and public service members together as of now. My project is called “Free Hugs United to Stand in Love”. I coordinated this event to fill in the gap I feel is between, authority and community. I feel our communication with law enforcement would be better if we didn’t just come into contact with them during dangerous or crime filled situations. I’ve personally only came in contact with an officer if myself or someone I know was getting a traffic ticket and that is always a pleasant experience. I feel people and authority fail to realize that officers are regular people like myself and other citizens. People usually only remember their last experience with cops and some cops think they
If I was the mayor things would be different! I would have fought against the smoking ban, which limits civil liberties. Many people don't want the government to tell them what their business can or cannot do. Not to mention what they as individuals can and cannot to. If you don't want to be around smoke, go somewhere else.
My other career is law enforcement; I have twenty-five years with the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. I did eight years as a narcotics detective and realized while reading the Ugly American that I used many of the same SOF Imperatives during some of my investigations. In one
Community policing is the most commonly adopted police operational strategy in the world today (Wisler and Onwudiwe, 2009) Would it be realistic to think that one officer could really change a community? Community policing is an operation that involves the unity of citizens and both public and private organizations working together cooperatively to identify and resolve issues that have a mass effect on the safety of a specific area, neighborhood or city as a whole. Effective community policing occurs when the various committees are set up at local level and implement their own programs to prevent crime (Sutton & Fisher, 1989) It is recognized by community based police departments that police cannot effectively handle all issues alone and must partner with others who have the same responsibility for resolving problems. Prevention, early identification, and timely intervention to address problems before they become worse are important factors of community policing. Individuals of communities want to feel that the police department is in touch with their needs, concerns and values as well as a sense of security in the neighborhood. Once the community and police department begin to develop a working relationship, both parties engage in the process of goal sharing, resulting in a congruent relationship (Trojanowicz & Dixon, 1974) Community policing has many positive effects that aggressive policing can have on the relationship between the community and police departments.
Even though both have similar events that happened in the stories but both have their own unique differences, I believe both of these stories are very similar because both have similar ways of how the suspects were chosen based on their skin color without actually using proper techniques to find the actual culprits and were chosen because the police had biased decisions against black people, so they decided to take in custody the first people they saw which lead to the suspects being wrongfully accused and both stories involved the police being biased, as well as a murder of a person, and police giving falsified evidence, statements, and confessions. I believe both of these stories are very similar because both stories involved the police
In recent years we have seen crimes committed by juveniles get more violent and organized, while crimes committed by juveniles may have decreased over the years, younger criminals are becoming more complex with the crimes they commit. Depending on the crime, some people believe juveniles should be charged as adults.
If part of being on duty were the officer had to do community service people would be able to get to know the individual officer, the more comfortable the less fear. The community service would not be demeaning either, they could read to kids, or facilitate community projects like gardens, or beautifying the town. The little things are what mean the most to the people. Police magazine broke down the various ways an officer can be more community friendly stating; “The key to getting the community to help you revolves around your getting involved with the community; you have to be part of it. There are many ways to get involved and help foster a better working relationship.” The article gives examples of saying hello while on patrol, guest speaking at schools, and volunteering. “You can't meet with everyone personally, but a simple positive interaction spreads as people talk to their friends, family and work
Imagine the protagonist of any action movie, this is who I am. This is my identity. I never really contemplated how much this would change my life. In the beginning of my second semester, my freshman year, a friend of mine insisted that I join her in this meeting. I
The sound of a police siren is the worst, and scariest sound I’ve heard so far. The blue and the red lights flashing so bright, almost blinding my eyes, and warning me to pull over and stop my car immediately. My hearth was pounding like a drumroll, and my hands were shaking like an earthquake. I was sitting in my car like a statue that is glued to the chair and the wheel of my car and waited for the cops to come over. Two handsome and humble police officers came to my side and asked me to show my license and registration, once I handed my paperwork’s, the tall slim officer went to his vehicle and started examining my information, when the other officer started questioning me. Shortly after I told them, I had a few drinks, the officers told