4 discussion 2(Da)
Capital for your Police Organization
What method of fund raising would you recommend for a police agency to raise
capital? Do you think that it is acceptable for police departments to initiate
and/or fundraise in the community? Does this compromise the ethics of the
department? Could it create a community sentiment of entitlement?
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amar Police Department has raised funds for special programs such as the
Special Response Team (SRT) and the K-9 Unit through barbecues and community
activities. This has provided vital resources that improve our department
and ability to not only respond to our citizen’s needs, but also those in the
surrounding communities. We have also sought funds for these units
through our local community activity boards and committees. This can
provide the opportunity for the responsibility to promote certain programs or
activities that may not be in line with the entire city. This is a
failure of ethical standards as we are responsible to treat all the same.
The promotion of certain programs is not unethical if it benefits all citizens
in an equal manner.
The generalized fundraising such as barbecues and raffles is not conducive
to entitlement, but accepting funds from certain companies or political groups
can be unethical. This can also lead to a sense of entitlement by that
company or organization due to the invested money and expected results.
The community generally has a sense of entitlement regarding the police
department. The comment, “I pay your salary” is very common and is
generated by their sense that you owe them something.
The question of ethics can be argued from a different angle as those
investing in these programs now have a vested interest in the police
department. A dramatic increase in citizen concern and involvement has
been seen through these programs. They can be positive and help the
citizen realize the good that their department is trying to accomplish.