Police Administration

Police Administration

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Police Administration

Part A

Question 1

Yes as a member of the public in my community one can file a complaint against the conduct of an officer. The investigation into the matter is carried out by the specific complaints and discipline department of the police service.

Question 2

Ride along

The advantage of the ride along is that it acts as a very effective method in the law enforcement endeavor. On the other hand, its disadvantage is that if the wrong person is signed for the program, it may lead to leakage of critical information to the criminals

Police department tours and demonstrations

The advantage of police department tours is that it aids members of the society to acquire insight into the facility, equipment, and job assignment of the police officers. On the other hand, its disadvantage is that if the wrong person gets such information, it can act as a liability to the police.

College internship programs

The advantage of College internship programs is that it offers the students with first-hand information about the challenges surrounding the policing career. On the other hand, its disadvantage is that if the wrong person gets such information, it can act as a liability to the police.

Crime prevention lectures

The advantage of Crime prevention lectures is that it offers the students with first-hand information pertaining the core techniques of avoiding offense. On the other hand, its disadvantages because the criminal after acquiring the information they can get creative to counter the methods put in place for crime prevention.

Question 3

Yes, politics play an essential role in the operations of the local police department because community policing is a shared responsibility between the federal government and the local government. Hence, politics play a significant role in both the state patrol and the state police department.

Question 4

The main cause of tension between the line officers and the administration is the lack of proper command and control systems. Those tensions develop from the inability of the police to respond to the problems that affect them such as labor disputes.

Question 5

  1. Records unit

The unit maintains all the records collected from various departments. The information plays a critical role in analysis of statistical patterns

  1. Communication unit

The group is responsible for answering the incoming calls from 911 and more so in assigning officers to respond to emergencies

  1. Property unit

It buys and stores all the properties coming to the police station such as towed vehicles, recovered property, and recovered evidence among others.

  1. Detention Unit

It provides temporary detention to individuals as they await to be arraigned in a court of law

  1. Identification unit

It is tasked with photographing and more so fingerprinting suspects as they wait to be arraigned before a court of justice.

  1. Alcohol testing unit

It administers driving while intoxicated tests that are used as evidence in the court of law

  1. Facilities unit

It maintains the building that houses the police work

  1. Equipment unit

It is responsible for the maintenance of the police equipment with the aim of ensuring there is efficient operation all the time.

  1. Supply unit

It purchases all the required items by various department in the station

  1. Maintenance unit

It keeps in check all the serviceable equipment’s in the police facility.

PART B

Question 1

The problems attached to the police recruitment process in the various department is well documented. They include firstly, lack of physical fitness that is caused by the increasing rate of sedentary lifestyle among the young generation, hence, increased the occurrence of obesity among other health factors. Secondly, it is the credit issues that affect hire-ability of the available candidates. Thirdly, it is the disqualifying behaviors that act as an obstacle that bar young people from qualifying. Fourthly, it is the relatively low pay that makes the police profession less attractive to job seekers.

Question 2

The police system has changes over the years with the aim of avoiding to be linked with the practices of the spoil system. The system does so by ensuring that promotions are based on merits

Question 3

  • Stage 1 recruitment from out of state and also locally.
  • Stage 2 evaluation of the applicants’ suitability and qualification level.
  • Stage 3 evaluating each candidate at a personal level for the qualities he or she possess.
  • Stage 4 rechecking the candidates’ portfolio
  • Stage 5 successful completion of fitness test and the invitation to the police academy.

Question 4

They have similar goals and consequences because they are tools that provide qualified individuals with equal access to professional opportunities.

Question 5

Yes politics should play a role So as to ensure diversity in the ranks of law enforcement

PART C

Question 1

Training is important because it equips them with the necessary knowledge for operating efficiently.

Question 2

Subject Hours per week
Ethics 7
Combat training 35
ICT 7
Investigation tactics 40

Question 3

Phase training is systematic planning of physical or athletic training. Its advantage is the fact that it helps the trainees to reach the best possible performance rate. Its disadvantage is that it is time-consuming.

Question 4

For the veteran officer, I would recommend them being trained on how to use technological gadgets and more so on investigation tactics.

Question 5

Acts as a role model, evaluator, and a leader.

PART D

Question 1

BUDGET FOR XYZ POLICE DEPARTMENT
ITEM BUDGETED COST
Support staff salary $200000
Officers salary $800000
Staff welfare kit $100000
Emergency fund $100000
Communication costs $60000
Equipment costs $180000
equipment maintenance cost $60000
Total 1500000
Total budget 1500000
(Deficit)/surplus 0

Question 2

Work schedule

Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Week 1 One officer on leave One officer on sick leave

The rest on duty

One officer on leave One officer on sick leave

The rest on duty

One officer on leave One officer on sick leave

The rest on duty

One officer on leave

One officer on sick leave The rest on duty

One officer on leave One officer on sick leave

The rest on duty

One officer on leave

The rest on duty

One officer on leave The rest on duty
Week 2 One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave

The rest on duty

One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty
Week 3 One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave

The rest on duty

One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty
Week 4 One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave

The rest on duty

One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty One officer on leave The rest on duty

Question 3

The reason why planning should be done bearing in mind the long-term and short-term is because it is hard to predict the future event. Hence, the plan should be flexible enough to accommodate the unexpected future events.

PART E

Question 1

Collective bargaining helps the police officers engaged in wrong doing to evade the consequences because they can appeal their unsettled cases to a third party arbitrator

Question 2

Yes they should be allowed to strike because they have right to express displeasure

Question 3

Police contract defines the power of a police officer that is why it is helpful to the administration of the police department.

Question 4

I would propose to them to accept a package that would raise their salary by one percent each year for the next five years

Question 5

There are differences in the opinion of the four groups because each group views the proposal at a different angle.

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