As discussed in Chapter One through Three of Police Administration,
American police departments have evolved through several eras in which the
police had different orientations or emphasized different aspects of their
overall role or mission. Indeed, these changes have focused on a gambit of
changes and directions. As noted, the September 11 terrorist attacks have
substantially changed policing at all levels. However, it has been several
years since the attacks, and the United States has not experienced another
In what direction do you think American police should proceed with regard to
combating crime and training of personnel? Why? How much emphasis should
the police place on homeland security given that citizens and communities have
numerous expectations and other issues that must be met? Why?
Your initial response should be 250-300 words in length. Your claims should be
supported by the text and/or other academic resources.