• Citizen Complaint Officers Complaints Police
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    Citizen Complaints and Problems Officers Examining Officer Behavior Chapter thirteen talks about the police being a public institution, that relies on a grant of legitimacy rooted in public trust and confidence. Complaints that become news events can wear away confidence among an even wider audience. This chapter provides the unique opportunity to combine citizen complaint data with actual observations. It examines the behavior of identified problem officers, as well as whose who are not labeled...
  • Corruption In Policing Police Officers
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    Corruption in Policing "For as long as there has been police, there has been police corruption." Thus observed Lawrence Sherman on the oldest and most persistent problem in American policing. In America, people put their trust in a select group everyday for protection against crime and harm. A group of people who's primary purpose in life should be to serve and protect. They are police officers that have taken an oath to do so. Americans have taken for granted that this highly selective group of...
  • History Of Police Corruption
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    History of Police Corruption in the United States The challenges facing the Chicago Police Department today are not new, nor are they unique to this city. The problem reaches back as far as the establishment of the first organized police forces in the United States. Corruption has taken many forms and has continued to plague the police departments of nearly every major city. Police corruption may change form over time, but its roots are firmly planted in American history. In The Development of t...
  • Stress And Law Enforcement
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    Management and Dealing with Stress in Officers It is important that law enforcement officers are able to handle stress and build his or her zone of stability. Officers have a ready-made support system in each other. They better understand the special problems and feelings that come with the job that friends and family members don't. That doesn't necessarily mean that this relationship with their fellow officers will cure all. Sometimes, because of the "macho" image that police officers uphold, t...
  • Police Brutality Los Angles
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    Police Brutality By Matt HowardCompositionPeroid 1 Mrs. Kolar December 20, 1996'We were following are training as L. A. P. D. officers,' said officer Stacey Koon who was one of four officers accused of using excessive force against Rodney King. {Brutality in Los Angles 7 } Koon along with fellow officers Timothy Wind, Lawrence Powell, and Theodore Brings chased King through downtown Los Angles. King had allegedly committed numerous traffic violations and was thought to be high on PCP. After a h...
  • Peer Support Officers Police Supporters
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    Law enforcement officers face many dangers throughout their lifetime. On average, a police officer is killed every 56 hours in this country. (Central Florida Police Stress Unit inc. ) Yet, police officers often pay another price that still destroys lives: STRESS. Stress is law enforcement's hidden assailant. Job stress among police officers often means divers- an annual rate nearly three times that of general population. It often spells trouble with alcohol abuse. Stress causes disruption of no...
  • Day With Probation Officer
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    I followed employees of the Madison County Juvenile Probation Department for a day. I spent most of the day with the Victims Information Coordinator (VIC), although I did get to speak with many probation officers as well as the drug counselor in the department. I learned many things while I was visiting the department. For the better part of the day, I spent time with Pat, the Victims Information Coordinator. She is the person that explains the court process to the victims of juvenile delinquent...
  • Police Trauma And Addictions
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    Police Trauma and AddictionsTabel of Contents Introduction... 1 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder... 2 Substance Use and Abuse... 3 Alcohol Abuse Chart... 3 Trauma Stress Interventions... 4 Conclusion... 4 Bibliography... 5 A study of 852 police officers found that nearly 50 percent of male and 40 percent of female officers consumed excessive amounts of alcohol. Excessive amounts of alcohol is defined as more than 8 drinks per week at least twice a month or over 28 drinks a month for males and mor...
  • Stress On Police Officers
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    THE EFFECTS OF STRESS ON POLICE OFFICERS There has been a lot of research on the negative effects of stress on people in general. I am sure you know that police work is one of the top rated professions for job stress next to air traffic controllers and dentists. A good way to start this presentation, I think, is to give a good working definition of police stress. Here it is: The feeling and desire along with the ensuing bodily effects, experienced by a person who has a strong and true longing to...
  • Cosmopolitan Police Public Officers Law
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    Throughout history, the role of the police officer has been that of the tough, "the buck stops here" law enforcement officer. Police considered a part of their job is to have an authoritative presence over the areas they " re assigned to protect so they can maintain law and order. This image, however, has changed. Today, the public and internal image of police has changed. They are no longer the "tough guys" of the neighborhood but instead are there to be a fair public servant. Their duty is to ...
  • War Details According To Journeys End
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    Journey's End The conditions of war. o Wet, muddy and dirty trenches, usually infested with rats. o Shortage of food and water supplies, they have to be disinfected with pepper / alcohol. o Officers lived in poor conditions; in dugouts- they had no proper beds. o Officers rotated every six days between the trenches. o The soldiers need to be ready at all times since the war is ongoing, therefore they are always dressed in their uniforms. The way the war was conducted. o Orders came in from the ...
  • Police Officers Henkle State
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    Police: Man attacked trooper with chain saw Tuesday, February 22, 2005 Posted: 8: 34 AM EST (1334 GMT) WILKES-BARRE, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A man was shot and killed by police Monday after he ignored pepper spray and officers' commands and attacked a state trooper with a chain saw, authorities said. At least 13 bullets struck William Henkle after state and local officers who had surrounded him opened fire, police said. Henkle, 40, allegedly struck Trooper Michael Hartzel in the shoulder, lower bac...
  • Abuse Justice Department
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    The abuse described is preventable. Officers with long records of abuse, policies that are overly vague, training that is substandard, and screening that is inadequate all create opportunities for abuse. Perhaps most important, and consistently lacking, is a system of oversight in which supervisors hold their charges accountable for mistreatment and are themselves reviewed and evaluated, in part, by how they deal with subordinate officers who commit human rights violations. Those who claim that ...
  • Gangs And Police Officers Citizens Lives
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    Term Paper Ensuring peace among citizens should be the top priority of any government. In the United States, especially in New York City, race relations have been a subject that has constantly been brought up, usually in a negative subject matter. What kinds of disputes, exactly, are causing these tense situations The fact that the minorities feel that they can not trust the police officers, combined with the fact that many of the officers fear for their lives when on duty in a minority neighbor...
  • Police Coercion Officers Law Public
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    Police Coercion The police exist to protect the public from harm, abuse, murder and infringement of personal rights. They are here to sustain those persons who have committed a crime against the laws of the land. Basically, the duty as a police officer is to protect the good from the bad. Ironically, however, in many cases this is not true; sometimes the police will play the role of the bad man. In one recent case, police officers were convicted of over-excessive use of force on an African Ameri...
  • Police Stress Program Officers And Employee
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    MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Davison Area Police Stress Evaluation And Referral Service (S. E. A. R. S) is to provide officers and employees of the Davison, Davison Township, and Richfield Township Police Departments the opportunity to share stress related issues with a peer supporter, for the peer supporter to evaluate the employee s stress related issue, and finally for the employee to be referred, by the peer supporter, to an outside source that will best assist the officer or employe...
  • Diallo Incident One Officers Perspective
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    Craig H. Brockman Instructor: Eric Becker College Writing 221624 23 April 2000 The Diallo Incident; One Officers Perspective In the quiet post-midnight hours of February 4, 1999, 41 shots rang out in the entry vestibule of a South Bronx apartment house. Within seconds, a young man laid dead, four policemen standing over his lifeless body. A 22-year-old immigrant from West Africa was the unfortunate victim. The police officers: four white men from the New York City Police Department's Street Crim...
  • The History Of Modern Policing
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    American policing is a product of English heritage. The English contributed three factors into American policing, which were; limited police authority (i. e. The Bill of Rights), tradition of local control of law enforcement agencies, and a highly decentralized and fragmented system of law enforcement. Sir Robert Peel is the "father of modern policing, who was a member of England's elite social and political class. The 1780 Gordon riots triggered a 50 year debate over the need for better public...
  • Outline On Police Brutality
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    I A thin line is drawn between police protection and brutality II Lethal police shootings are a subject of hot controversy A. Thorough investigations are required, but sometimes details are ignored or over-looked B. Strict rules govern the use of lethal force by officers, but, some of these rules leave discretion up to the officer and meaning can be skewed C. Police are trained to "shoot to kill" therefore, media's portrayal of police officers "winging" a suspect are false and in...
  • Arrest Analysis 8211 Warrant Officers Advantage
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    Arrest: – An arrest is the act of depriving an individual of his liberty by legal authority. This is to inform you the two procedures of arrest. The procedures of arrest are warrant and non-warrant. In warrant situation, the officer has the advantage of prior planning in order to effect the arrest successfully. Arrest procedure with warrant- officers must consider the following: 1. Superiority of manpower – Don't be a hero, go with back-up officers. 2. Superiority of fire power R...