Interview with a County Sheriff Essay

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The subject for my interview was County Sheriff Ron Bowman. I chose Sheriff Bowman because of his years of experience in law enforcement and because he is a positive and well regarded member of our community. He has worked for the County Sheriff’s Office since 1990 and was elected Sheriff in 2002. Not only is he our county Sheriff he is a member of the Board of Directors of the State Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, the co-chair of the State Drug Endangered Children Board, a member of the State Crime Lab Advisory Board and is the co-chair of the County Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence. (About Sheriff Bowman, n. d.). The focus of the interview with Sheriff Ron Bowman was diversity training for law enforcement …show more content…
Our society is a huge melting pot with many exciting opportunities and chances to learn about our neighbors, co-workers, clients, and hopefully friends. Sheriff Bowman is very articulate and passionate about the work that he does and many of the things that were discussed pertained to many of the different discussions, assignments and topics that we have covered in this class over the last 9 weeks. He definitely shows through his work, actions and own personal lifestyle that he believes what he says and is determined to help others no matter what country, religion, or lifestyle they are affiliated with. Being able to effectively interview or question someone requires also keeping an open mind about any situation that you are faced with. Understanding how the other person feels or learning what their belief system and cultural traditions are will make any type of communication more rewarding and effective for both parties. This will also help in earning the trust of someone from a different background as it will show that you were willing to take the time to learn about them and give them the respect that they are entitled to. In turn, they will be more open to any direction or suggestions given to them about what aspects of their culture may be seen in our society as criminal, or could potentially put them in danger. I think that the easiest context within which to pursue anti-oppression would be a personal one. That is, in our personal relationships with different

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