Police Interview

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Police Officer Interview University of Phoenix Student This paper will compare and contrast the thoughts of two police officers from different police departments. In fact one officer has been actively working in the state of Nevada while the second has been inactive for several years now. Both officers are male, one African-American and the other Caucasian. Both officers feel very strongly about the importance of police work and were not very shy at giving their opinions. The interviews were not conducted in person but each officer was sent a number of questions via e-mail and asked to answer them to the best of their knowledge and return their answers via e-mail no later than Saturday, November 22, 2008. The questions and…show more content…
He says that where he comes from and the community worked in it the young Black men are not expected to do much with themselves and he used his “position as a police officer to mentor and uplift as many young men as I could.” Mr. Crawford states that in addition to up-lifting the inner-city youth knowing that he was making the community safer for everyone was also an upside to being a police officer. Both men state that despite all the negative experiences they have experienced as police officers the good far out weight the bad and that they would recommend policing as a career to anyone who believes that they are strong enough to handle it. Each state that good police officers are always going to be in demand and that there is no one better for the job than the people who grow up in these communities and know the in and outs of the streets that they will work in. Chief Perry says that being a cop is great and there is no reason that people wouldn’t want to do the job especially if a person is looking for “a lot of excitement and something interesting and new everyday”. Mr. Crawford states that there “is nothing more fulfilling than knowing that you are making a difference in the very community you were raised in or one that is very close to it.” When asked how much education a police officer should, Mr. Crawford and Chief Perry both agree that a police officer is
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