Trends In Law Enforcement

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Support The Blue Line Law Enforcement is losing respect in today’s society. Some say it’s due to police brutality, carelessness of the job, overpowered, but that is far from the truth. This is only because of the under equipped and under trained officer. “Why good cops go bad,” (Silverii, 2013). The pressure from the community to make this happens takes a toll on all law enforcement. This only happens because officers are limited by what they have and what they are allowed to do. With the rise of crime and criminals, officers need to raise their training and quality of equipment. Even if the community feels that officers might be using wrong tactics and too much power, what the public does not realize that, officers have to do what needs …show more content…
“There was an estimated 37.9 violent crimes per 100,000 inhabitants in 2013, a rate that declined 5.1 percent when compared with the 2012 estimated rate.” (Federal Bureau of Investigation, 2013). This is only because officer had the weapons and training necessary to bring these rates down. Community policing is where law enforcement walks the streets and talks to the people, instead of staying in their cruisers. Staying in their vehicles just creates a wall between them and the people there are sworn to protect. Citizens are so terrified to approach police, because of how the media perceives law enforcement to be, which is that all officers are corrupt. Community policing can have a great effect on both police and the citizens, but this can only happen if police have confidence in themselves and the community have trust that law enforcement can keep them …show more content…
That certain minorities are targeted. Racial profile is consider by some to be unethical. No, officer goes on his shift wishing to shoot or kill anyone. It is just what unfortunately happens. “Aggravated assaults accounted for 62.3 percent of violent crimes reported to law enforcement in 2013. Robbery offenses accounted for 29. 7 percent of violent crime offenses.” (Federal Bureau of Investigation).
Officers have to face the threats of, citizens screaming, violent and threating gestures to them and their authority. No, matter how polite and multiple warnings are given there is no calming an argumentative person. Media plays a huge role on how law enforcement is perceived. Media shows only the end result of what officers do to the offenders, not what leads up to them having to do the actions. This leads to the public saying that officers has too much power and do not need certain

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