Police Officer Interview Essay examples

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Unit 8 Assignment CJ340 06 Professor Anthony Scarpelli Peter bisher January 06, 2011 My first interviewee officers jack Davidson, patrolman from Somers point police department. When interviewing Patrolman Davidson, I found the following to be his impressions of the police force in general. Officer Davidson spoke of why ethics and character are important in the field of law enforcement. His response was that ethics and character go hand in hand. In law enforcement it seems that there are so many reasons to do the right thing. The reasons began with public opinion and also should include their influence on the youth who will be growing up to be citizens of the city, state, or country. If a police officer does not behave with…show more content…
They don’t know how much was there in the first place. When asked if he felt that there is enough training offered in ethics at the police academy level the reply was that there is enough initial training offered in ethics for police at the academy level. To try to put too much information into the head of a person who is trying to learn all the laws and all the ethics, and maintain character traits that are necessary in order to be an exemplary officer. In Chapter 10 of Character and Cops by Edwin J. Delattre, the text states that “Instruction in ethics for police has to be more specific, precise, and respectful of time limits” (pg. 162, 2006). Ethics can also be taught or reinforced after the initial academy training by the partners that are provided to the officer. If a refresher training course is offered after an officer has been on the force for a year or two, it would be more benefit to them than an initial inundation of the information. I also asked Officer Davidson if ethics training should be offered as an on-going process for law enforcement officers. He answered me by saying that one can never know too much, you can never know it all. In order to continue to recall, or learn new methods to deal with every day situations and unique situations, one must continue to advance their knowledge; they must try to maintain a high level of education. A formal sitting is a good way to teach new ideas that have come up due to new problems that may
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