Being A Police Officer Is A Constant Test Of A Person 's Will Power And Morality

912 Words Oct 26th, 2014 4 Pages
Being a police officer is a constant test of a person’s will power and morality. They are faced with many different obstacles and advances that they must on a daily basis. Many of the obstacles they face have to deal with corruption. Corruption lead to the development of the Knapp Commission, there are many different types and reason that corruption occurs, and the presence of corruption affects the persona of law enforcement. The affects that corruption has on law enforcement must be understood in order to end it. First up is the Knapp Commission. It was “created in 1970 by New York City Mayor John V. Lindsay in response to a series of articles in the New York Times detailing organized, widespread police corruption in New York City” (Dempsey & Frost, 2014, p. 225). When it comes to the integrity of a police department and its officers, all publicity is not good publicity. Mayor Lindsay saw this and put in an action plan to change the way things were going in New York. The Knapp Commission conducted public hearings that initiated changed in both policies and the operations of the NYPD (Dempsey & Frost, 2014).The Knapp Commission was determined to clean up the NYPD’s act when it came to corruption throughout the department. By the time the Knapp Commission final report was released in 1972, their hearings uncovered corruption in the form of gambling and narcotics to probation and the sale of information (Dempsey & Frost, 2014). This commission strived to improve and…

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