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In which police activity is the scope of police authority most clearly defined?
Law Enforcement
Accepting good and services without paying for them or at a discount...
can diminish an officer's power and may reverse the balance of power.
Delattre suggests that good laws....
set boundaries on discretion, but leave room to identify best action to be taken.
Discretion in a given situation will be influenced by the law and may be influenced by...
the seriousness of offence, level of threat to public or officer, availability of resources or level of respect offender shows for authority.
The evidence of police use of deadly force and public's use of deadly force is as follows:
police use of deadly force is decreasing and public's use is increasing.
Officers in Ontario are not required to submit a report after they...
draw a handgun in presence of another member of the police force while on duty.
Delattre defines incorruptibility...
as a personal freedom that is the result of personal standards of excellence and self-respect.
An Ontario police officer shall take an oath of office and secrecy...
before taking up their duties.
The half-life of knowledge and skills acquired by a police officer before being sworn is probably...
10 years.
The strength of the code of silence...
increases as the seriousness of the sanctions for misconduct increases.
For the code of silence...
each officer must decide when and when not to follow it.
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Integrity
Courage
Compassion
Respect
Transparency
Trustworthiness
3 factors that influence police corruption:
a) risk of being caught.
b) the strength of the code of silence.
c) the incentive to be corrupt.
Types of Corruption:
Corruption of Authority
Kickbacks
Extortion
Fixes
Criminal activity
Internal payoffs
Protection from illegal activities
Opportunity thefts
In general, the public view officers as...
honest,
concerned,
committed,
working for the community,
fair in the enforcement of law.
If police officers are to achieve their goals..
there must be a high degree of cooperation among officers, must be team players and loyal to each other. This may involve the code of silence.
Reasons to maintain comptency:
1) it is important to render up-to-date and efficient service.
2) can offset burnout by enhancing self-esteem, security and comfort level in service rendered.
3) offset potential for complaints and disciplinary actions, make less errors.