Direction of Policing
Again, great thoughts,
As a follow up, do you believe there should be some type of arc, like an
explosive arc or chemical arc around places such as military bases?
Would this help innocent citizens from becoming harmed if military bases are
the above are the first questions, and the other is
The Direction of Policing
My answer : The goal of community
policing is to get the officers an the public. Community Policing is
working in Camden New Jersey. They hired civilians to use
crime-fighting technology they didn’t have the staffing for. Tightening
alliances with federal agencies they removed one of the largest drug rings on
there streets. Forty percent of the residents there are below poverty
line. The chief lets community leaders monitor surveillance cameras from
their home computers to help watch for developing crime (Zernike, 2014). The
police do not sit behind their desks anymore. Just the opposite in Ferguson.
There the police do things in African American neighborhoods that they
would unlikely do if it was a white neighborhood. Ferguson is a good
example. Michael was unarmed, and shot by a white cop. Cliven Bundy a
rancher in Nevada. denies the legitimacy of grazing fees on federal land,
flouted the law for two decades (Horsey, 2014). Cliven Bundy confronted
the police, and was told by police to obey the law, he was not
shot. Why can’t a African American man do the same thing and get
away with it? There is suppose to be equal justice for all citizens. Why does
community policing work in one place but not the other? As far as the
Oklahoma City bombing, I am not sure if there was anything anyone could
do to stop it? There was proof that we were warned of the attack before it
happened. Yet we did nothing to stop it? Same with the September 11,2001
attack on the World Trade Center? You are right when you say Law enforcement
needs to be trained on what to look for when dealing with terrorist activity.
There is a program for that called RCPI which is funded by COPS, developed a
training program entitled “A Police Response to Terrorism in the Heartland:
Integrating Law Enforcement Intelligence and Community Policing.” (Local Law
Enforcement, 2002, p.10). The program has instructors with extensive experience
who works with law enforcement, on intelligence & terrorism issues. Good
job on your discussion.
Horsey, D. (2014, August 15). Racial prejudice and
militarized cops are a bad mix in ... Retrieved from
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to terrorism: ... (2002, April 5). Retrieved from ric-zai-inc.com/Publications/cops-w0125-pub.pdf
Zernike, K. (2014, August 31).
Camden Turns Around With New Police Force - NYTimes.com. Retrieved from
I am curious for my own information,
have you seen where these programs were tested for results by chance?