The nature of law enforcement agencies is quite political. The sheriff is elected by popular vote; a police chief however is typically appointed by the city manager who is also an elected official. The county commissioners and city council oversee police operations. Both of these groups are elected positions comprised of members from the community.
Please answer the following question:
- Why is policing inevitably political? Explain the political nature of police-community relations and community policing.
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