The Direction of Policing

The Direction of Policing


Again, great thoughts,
As a follow up, do you believe there should be some type of arc, like an explosive arc or chemical arc around places such as military bases?
Would this help innocent citizens from becoming harmed if military bases are attacked?

the above are the first questions, and  the other is


The Direction of Policing


My answer : The goal of community policing is to get the officers an the public.  Community Policing is working in Camden  New Jersey. They hired civilians to use crime-fighting technology they didn’t have the staffing for. Tightening alliances with federal agencies they removed one of the largest drug rings on there streets.  Forty percent of the residents there are below poverty line.  The chief lets community leaders monitor surveillance cameras from their home computers to help watch for developing crime (Zernike, 2014). The police do not sit behind their desks anymore. Just the opposite in Ferguson. There the police do things in African American neighborhoods  that they would unlikely do if it was a white neighborhood. Ferguson is a good example.  Michael was unarmed, and shot by a white cop. Cliven Bundy a rancher in Nevada. denies the legitimacy of grazing fees on federal land, flouted the law for two decades (Horsey, 2014). Cliven Bundy confronted  the police,  and was told by police to obey the law,  he was not shot.  Why can’t a African American  man do the same thing and get away with it? There is suppose to be equal justice for all citizens. Why does community policing work in one place but not the other?  As far as the Oklahoma City bombing,  I am not sure if there was anything anyone could do to stop it? There was proof that we were warned of the attack before it happened. Yet we did nothing to stop it?  Same with the September 11,2001 attack on the World Trade Center?  You are right when you say Law enforcement  needs to be trained on what to look for when dealing with terrorist activity. There is a program for that called RCPI which is funded by COPS, developed a training program entitled “A Police Response to Terrorism in the Heartland: Integrating Law Enforcement Intelligence and Community Policing.” (Local Law Enforcement, 2002, p.10). The program has instructors with extensive experience who works with law enforcement, on intelligence & terrorism issues. Good job on your discussion.




Horsey, D. (2014, August 15). Racial prejudice and militarized cops are a bad mix in … Retrieved from…/la-na-tt-militarized-cops-20140814-story.html


PDF] Local law enforcement responds to terrorism: … (2002, April 5). Retrieved from


Zernike, K. (2014, August 31). Camden Turns Around With New Police Force – Retrieved from…/camden-turns-around-with-new-police-force.html


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I am curious for my own information, have you seen where these programs were tested for results by chance?