Trust In Law Enforcement

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Trust, in a community, is essential when it comes to law enforcement. Without trust, we won’t really feel protected in our neighborhood. To avoid this conflict, the law enforcement has worked together with the community to create programs integrating the public with the police force. One of the many existing programs to encourage this is NCPAA. Or, the National Citizens Police Academy Association. In this organization, the main objective is to have the community in regulations and have a better understanding of police functions. There are a lot of misinterpreted ideas where citizens believe that they train the citizens like an officer, but this is not the case.
Citizens could meet these officers, so they can relate to them and not just see
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The goal of this program is to squander any conflict that the police may have between them and the group they are protecting. You could write a complaint about an officer and it will get reviewed, if they have verifiable proof misconduct happened and everything checks out, disciplinary actions will be taken. This is a great way to make sure that the citizens of New York feel fully safe and protected. It also diminishes doubts that citizens could have that are inspired by misconduct, so they don’t feel inclined to make negative moves towards the police force, like participating in riots or deviant …show more content…
The fact that it is all civilian creates a safer environment, so that the civilian feels that they can fully reach out to a person who would understand and not take sides with the officer. The complaints of misconduct that are taken to court also are taken with attorneys from the actual organization and not police department lawyers. So, in short, none of these people are involved with the actual police force.
As a civilian, you could also check the reports to see how much action is being taken, and how many officers are being the source of a complaint. Or, on the opposite side of things you can also see how many officers have not had any complaints filed against them in a certain year. For example, in the NY police force 87% of officers have not had a complaint against them in the year 2015, which is extremely high. This could be directly correlated between the program and changing how the officers act towards civilians.
This program, as well as the rest of the programs inclusive towards society and the law enforcement is made to help deal with filling the gap between the two, and even helping crimes. The results of the programs are very positive towards preventing crime, and trying to strengthen relationships between the public and the police force. The equally as important component to this is building trust in the

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