Police Corruption Case Study

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It sets the stage because of its “Ability to ensure public safety without the threat of violence in order to legitimize their efforts to promote partnerships between citizens and police. There are many characteristics that might be important to consider when choosing a police officer suitable to implement the ideals of community policing. However, the process of how these officers are selected may be equally important”(Simmons). With this plan, the issue of failing to charge a police officer for resisting arrest, allowed him to stay in office, and keeping important information from the public would start to exist less. It would start to exist less because the community’s involvement due to the new proposal would make them privy to a lot more …show more content…
This situation that initiated the development of President Obama’s Task Force Plan is different from Sheriff Dewitt’s in several ways, but the most relevant difference is the fact that the issues surrounding the Ferguson case was racially charged. The local issue that I identified in the Berkeley County case was police officer corruption and how secrecy and lack of consequences could negatively affect the way the public views the Police Department. The similarity between these two cases is that there was speculation of corruption and unrest within the community of Ferguson and there is corruption identified in the Hanahan Police Department’s as well as some trust issues in the …show more content…
These officers would be teaching the training classes twice a month, once every two weeks. There would be a total of five officers teaching the classes and each would have an alternate who would teach in their place in case of sickness or absence. The officers would be required to have some college, preferably at least two years. The President’s Task Force also puts a large emphasis on education. Only five officers would receive overtime for teaching the eight hours. If a primary teacher were to get sick his or her alternate would get their pay for the session or sessions in which they stood in. The rookie officers would be required to attend theses classes twice a month for the six months out of a calendar year. They would attend classes from a set date in August until a set date in January. They would be expected to do this for the first five years of their career at the Hanahan Police Department. Each teaching officer would be teaching a particular set of rookies. If a rookie is in his first year of being a police officer then he or she would have a certain teacher and they would have a different teacher for their second, third, fourth, and fifth years. All officers in the Department would also be required to undergo evaluations as well as testing every six months to ensure that they

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