Police Department And Overall The Safer City Essay

1842 Words Apr 27th, 2015 8 Pages
"Understand, our police officers put their lives on the line for us every single day. They have a tough job to do to maintain public safety and hold accountable those who break the law". This quote was said by the President of the United States, Barack Obama. Police officers protect and serve the residents of the city in which they work in. Police departments must have an effective police force because police departments have the difficult task of preventing crime. In Jordan, our police department is committed to providing quality police services to our community, but how safe is our city when compared to surrounding cities? Jordan and Belle Plaine have similar populations, but what city has the better police department and overall the safer city?
First, crime rates in Jordan have generally decreased in recent years. According to the police chief of Jordan, Brett Empey, crime is half of what it was 15 years ago even though Jordan has more than doubled in size. In addition, assaults in Jordan have gone down from 30 cases in 2012 to only 18 cases in 2014. Generally, Jordan is a much safer town, but not all crime has lowered, in fact, burglary has more than doubled since 2012. Moreover, crime has decreased since 2012 making Jordan a much safer town. The amount of theft cases decreased from 85 to 54 cases which show that Jordan, in recent years, has become a much safer town. According to Ryan, a Jordan resident, he feels that the community he lives in is very safe. Jordan is a…

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