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    years, the accusations of corruption and misconduct within the numerous law enforcement agencies in the United States alone has sky rocketed. Due to the amount of accusations of police corruption throughout the last few decades, they created something called a civilian or citizen oversight. “An oversight can be established as a response to problems within a law enforcement agency or to…

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    These officers are also the most visible law enforcement officials. Local law enforcement officials perform their sworn duties within cities, villages, and townships. Just like state and federal officers, these individuals are armed whether on or off duty; unlike state and federal officers, local law enforcement agencies protect the citizens and enforce the laws of the United States, their state government, and their local municipality within their assigned jurisdictions…

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    Issues In Law Enforcement

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    was not for the hand of the law. Apart of the hand of the law is law enforcement or police officers, which are officers sworn to protect and severe the citizens of the United States great society. (Ortmeier, 7/2005, p. 14) Having laws without people to enforce them or allow people to take the law into their own hands, has had significant issues in the past. (Ortmeier, 7/2005, p. 7) Within the United States law enforcement is divided into three major divisions, who are all responsible for protect…

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    conducting criminal investigations. The School Resource Officer is a strange creature. The majority of School Resource Officers are the most flexible officer of all law enforcement officers. They possess the greatest range of personalities and capabilities. School Resource Officers are best described as warriors. They are ones who can hold the mightiest sword one hand and the most fragile child’s hand in the other. But not everyone can be a School Resource Officer. The Majority of School…

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    Law enforcement agencies have significantly changed over the past several decades and they will only continue to change as time goes by. The new technological advances that have occurred over the past several years have allowed agencies to adopt newer and more efficient gadgets. One of these new gadgets that many law enforcement agencies have adopted is the stun gun. According to Michael D. White and Justine Ready from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, there are over 8,000 law enforcement…

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    the world views terrorism, the wars in in Iraq and Afghanistan claimed the lives of thousands and we the United States have taken massive counterterrorism measures home with us. The United States Patriot Act of 2001 made significant changes in the structure of federal law enforcement, it was revised in 2006 and in 2004 when the 9/11 commission called for a complete overhaul of the U.S. intelligence system the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan or NCISP set standards for a new system of…

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    networks of businesses and government agencies. The problem is personal and sensitive data can be stolen or destroyed. Cyber crime is no different than traditional crimes as the objective is to make money as quickly and efficiently as possible.…

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    Working for a law enforcement agency whether you are a certified officers or a civilian supervisor. All personnel take an oath and have a duty to protect and serve. We as Americans tend hold law enforcement personnel higher standard because we hope they have the moral virtue to do what is right and lead by example to make a unit run efficiently. However, when a leader is a psychological egoist with a utilitarian view, many times he/she tips the scales of right and wrong in order to give their…

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    the stories begin to run on all news stations and social media sites. Before the police agency can make a statement the reporters have said what allegedly happened and the public begins to make their conclusions of what happened based on these reports from news stations. Unknowingly the media has painted a target on the agency and the officer, while an investigation is still underway and the true facts have yet to be revealed the public demands action on the officer. This kind of story has…

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    Rater Errors

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    The largest downfalls are the rater errors mentioned above. Another method is officer surveys as they “provide insight into the level of professionalism at an agency” (Davis, 2012, p. 4). However, these are one sided and the community’s view is lost. “Community surveys involve interviewing a random or representative sample of the community to gauge people’s opinions of police effectiveness or police misconduct” (Davis, 2012, p. 4). The problem with these are that they can be “influenced by…

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