Community Trust Case Study

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WHY FOCUS ON TRUST?
Trust within the community is extremely important when considering the protection of the community. It is also key to effective law enforcement. James Bowman, Evan Berman, and Johnathan West are scholarly authors and are experts in their occupation and mention their thoughts on building community trust.
Bowman, J. Berman, E., & West, J. (2001) mention that in order to build community trust, it is important for law enforcement leaders to set an environment within their department in which ethical behavior is expected of each member and each individual is responsible for meeting those expectations. In addition, Bowman, J. Berman, E., & West, J. (2001) continue to mention that law enforcement leaders that are clear about their
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Elizabeth Brown focuses on multiple social issues that affect society. Brown supports my thoughts by arguing why the principles of integrity and professionalism is an important concept of building trust with the community. First, Brown (2010) argues that the principles of integrity and professionalism is important in the sense that officers maintain a position of trust and confidence in their communities. Second, Brown (2010) argues that law enforcement is granted with the authority to carry out their duties, any excessive use of that authority. Any abuse of power, or failure to fulfill their duties can result to public distrust and reduce or destroy their credibility within the communities they …show more content…
Because law enforcement is a profession, ethics and ethical conduct will always play an important role in the citizen’s perception of law enforcement. The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) (2017) mentions that ethical standards involve doing the right thing, at the right time, in the right way, and for the right reason in most cases. With this in mind, the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) (2017) established a code of ethics to govern the conduct of its

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