Policing in America

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Cynthia Russell Policing in America Everest University online 9/28/14 Describe in detail what the ideal traits are of a police officer and why? As police officers, our first sworn duty and allegiance are to the community and the police or sheriff's department's mission. We must maintain a high degree of loyalty to successfully serve our communities. As police officers, you will be called upon to meet many challenges, adversities, and every level of danger. This requires courage. You will be called upon to display this courage with recognition of the high standards for which you will be held accountable. You must support your fellow officers at all times for the common safety of everyone concerned. While there is a time to be meek, there also is a time to stand and protect yourselves, your fellow officers, and your loved ones. You will be called upon to resolve conflicts of many types; this must be done through impartial enforcement of the law, not through imposition of judgment or punishment. Victims, witnesses, and all others deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion. Offer details as to why these traits are important and how they enhance law enforcement? Ideal traits are bravery and strong will. Responsibilities of a police officer are varied, and may differ greatly from within one political context to another. Typical duties relate to keeping the peace, law enforcement, protection of persons and property, and the investigation of crimes. Officers are expected to respond to a variety of situations that may arise. Discuss the problems and successes associated with recruitment of new law enforcement officers? Police departments are making efforts to better reflect the communities they serve. Attempting to recruit more women and other persons who are not heterosexual young white males. Policing reports a creative range of departmental attempts to

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