Orison, the six spheres of
influence are elected officials, government administrators, law enforcement
executives, and the police union, the media, and the public.
he six spheres of influence
in the goals and processes of a law enforcement agency are the elected
officials like city council, county commissioners, judges and the sheriff
himself. The police management like the chief, captain/commander, and
lieutenant. The media like newspaper, TV and radio reporters and worst of
all the social media people who record us edit the information and put it
on the internet. The general public like citizens out on the streets and in
our towns. With government administrators and police unions rounding out
the six spheres of influence. These groups make up the opinion leaders,
power brokers, and decision makers in the community who use community and
political pressure to obtain their goals.
I think the general public
plays a huge roll on the goals of a police department. They pressure the
elected officials to make changes. They also use public opinion to pressure
the department heads such as the chief to look into problems in the
community and address the issues. Next I think media plays a role in
influencing a department. For example due to the media coverage in Ferguson
MO my department is getting body camera for all of our patrol officers and
I know we are not the only agency to be making these changes after the
media portrayed LEO’s in such a poor light.
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