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Evolving Police Service and Community Involvement

Words: 1493 Length: 4 Pages Document Type: Essay Paper #: 51219960

The future of law enforcement
Introduction
The contemporary world has seen evolution of virtually every sector of the society, from communication to trade, from food production to medical care procedures and from foreign wars to the inland security. This same revolution needs to be fully implemented in the law enforcement which looks forward to being effective in the highly globalised society. There is need therefore to critically evaluate and analyze areas in which pertinent factors like technology, leadership/organizational culture, community policing and police training can be improved and modernized in order to make them palatable to the current society, with the current law adherence challenges.
Problem statement
The USA law enforcement officers face challenges in handling and effectively resolving the contemporary crimes and the ever changing faces of criminal tendencies. The main problem that perpetuates this status quo is the stagnation in the approach to combating crimes, despite the fact…… [Read More]

References
Chassan A., (2008). Collective Efficacy: The Key to Community Change? Retrieved October 05, 2015 from  https://shelterforce.org/2008/05/15/collective_efficacy_the_key_to_community_change/ 
Crank J.P., (2003). Institutional theory of police: a review of the state of the art. Retrieved October 05, 2015 from  http://www.observatoriodeseguranca.org/files/p186.pdf 
Griffith D., (2015). 25 Ways to Make Police Training More Effective. Retrieved October 05, 2015 from  http://www.policemag.com/channel/careers-training/articles/2015/04/25-ways-to-make-police-training-more-effective.aspx 
Fortenbery, J. (2016). Law enforcement organizations: Possibilities and challenges for the future. FBI Law Enforcement Bulletin. Retrieved October 05, 2015 from  https://leb.fbi.gov/articles/featured-articles/law-enforcement-organizations-possibilities-and-challenges-for-the-future 
Lucik S.D., (2014). Community Policing and Community Security: Theory and Practice in Timor-Leste. Retrieved October 05, 2015 from  http://www.lse.ac.uk/internationalDevelopment/research/JSRP/downloads/JSRP16.Djurdjevic.pdf 
Reynolds B., (2014). How to change culture in your police department. Retrieved October 05, 2015 from  https://www.policeone.com/chiefs-sheriffs/articles/6969415-How-to-change-culture-in-your-police-department/ 
Suro R., (1999). FBI Lagging Behind on Cyber Crime. Retrieved October 05, 2015 from  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/daily/oct99/cyber7.htm 
US Department of Justice (2017). Community Policing Defined.  https://ric-zai-inc.com/Publications/cops-p157-pub.pdf
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Tulsa Oklahoma Sheriff's Office Failures

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Ethics, Values, and Self-Awareness: What Was Lacking in Tulsa

The deplorable shooting of an unarmed man named Eric Courtney Harris was precipitated by unethical and ineffective leadership practices and policies used in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office. One of the key issues in this case is that the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office relies on public elections of their sheriffs, inviting potential corruption and preventing law enforcement from being independent from politics. Another issue in this case reflects poorly on almost every other police department in the nation: ineffective training. Finally, the Tulsa case reveals the problems with entrenched organizational cultures that condone violent responses to conflicts rather than inculcating nonviolent conflict resolution strategies. All of the problems in the Tulsa case can be traced to leadership failures, ethical violations, a lack of self-awareness, and a lack of strong values.

Former Tulsa deputy Robert Bates was an insurance salesman who was…… [Read More]

References

Huberts, L., Kaptein, M. & Lasthuizen, K. (2007). A study of the impact of three leadership styles on integrity violations committed by police officers. Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management 30(4): 587-607.
Jones, C. (2016). External review of Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office cites ‘system-wide failure of leadership. Tulsa World. Retrieved online:  http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/crimewatch/external-review-of-tulsa-county-sheriff-s-office-cites-system/article_dab8b68c-09d3-50d1-86b3-cc94b41cdd0e.html 
O’Connor, B. (2015). Tulsa sheriff to resign over shooting by deputy who bought his way into police. Gawker. Retrieved online:  http://gawker.com/tulsa-sheriff-to-resign-over-shooting-by-deputy-who-bou-1733946773 
“Report: Tulsa County to Pay Ex-Deputy $138k to Settle Suit,” (2017). U.S. News and World Report. June 24, 2017. Retrieved online: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/oklahoma/articles/2017-06-24/county-tallies-550k-in-costs-related-to-2015-shooting
Spears, L.C. (2010). Character and servant leadership. The Journal of Virtues and Leadership 1(1): 25-30.