The Direction of Policing week 1 discussion 1
As discussed in Chapter One through Three of Police Administration, American police departments have evolved through several eras in which the police had different orientations or emphasized different aspects of their overall role or mission. Indeed, these changes have focused on a gambit of changes and directions. As noted, the September 11 terrorist attacks have substantially changed policing at all levels. However, it has been several years since the attacks, and the United States has not experienced another significant attack.
In what direction do you think American police should proceed with regard to combating crime and training of personnel? Why? How much emphasis should the police place on homeland security given that citizens and communities have numerous expectations and other issues that must be met? Why?
Your initial response should be 250-300 words in length. Your claims should be supported by the text and/or other academic resources.