Crime/Issues and Supervision
Write a response to the following prompt: week 5 discussion 1
- Describe the nature of one of these potentially deadly
situations and problems that confront police officers and
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse/use/trafficking
- School violence
- Crimes in progress
- Gun ownership
- Critical incidents
- Natural disasters and accidental calamities
the roles of the police officer in the chosen situation and what
are some strategies/tactics employed by supervisors and police officers in
dealing with this issue?
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For this discussion I have chosen Domestic Violence. Domestic violence
has the potential to be the most dangerous for police officers. This
calls can range for an assault to a homicide for both the victims and the
police officers. Most domestic violence victims do not report it in fear that
they will be harm more or killed. Some also fear that their family or
children will be harm. According to our text, “police commonly express
frustration that many of the battered women they deal with do not leave their
batterers” (Peak, Gaines, & Glensor, 2012. They are emotionally
battered and told no one will want them.
roles an officer takes is to attempt to deal with domestic violence is: to
increase the police surveillance at the victims home, coordinate with others in
the criminal justice system and watching the offender (if the police have the
time or man power). Another way that the police plays a role is to take
the victim to a safe house. The courts could also mandate that the
offender should wear an ankle bracelet that will monitor his movements.
strategies that the police officer can use to curb domestic violence starts
with our teenagers, both male and female. We need to educate our youth
that hitting your girlfriend or boyfriend is not alright and if they see
someone else doing it, then they need to get involved and call the
police. The police can also set up a domestic violence awareness.
This will get your neighbors involved. They should call the police when
they hear or see someone getting hit. Domestic violence affects us all.
K., Gaines, L. & Glensor, R. (2010).Police supervision and management
in an era of community policing (3rd
ed.) Upper saddle, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 9780135154663
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