TRADITIONAL POLICING 4
Impactsof Hiring More Police in Relation to Crimes
Recruitingmore police does not necessarily result in reduced crime. If manypolice are hired, then there will be reactive arrests throughimprecise random patrol which does not stop serious crimes. Communitypolicing requires a comprehensible spotlight on crime risk issuesregardless of the number of police. The sufficient number of policeis enough to conduct proactive arrests, directed patrols and solveproblems in high-crime areas. The tensions between the inhabitantsand police become high if more police are recruited which can causestress in the communities (Davey, 2016). There could be increasedharassments between the police and people which can lead to increasedcrime rates through fights or killings. No specific ratio of requiredpolice to people for every community, but the challenge is to look atpolice operations and ensure the cops use the right strategies andtactics in the intended places at the required time (Zimring, 2009).Then, the adequate number of police can be hired to carry out thoseoperations.
HowCitizens Could be Utilized More Effectively in Crime Control
Citizenscan be utilized more efficiently in crime control through embracementof community policing that can bring positive changes on securityissues (Docobo, 2005). Terrorism was a traditional crime in theUnited States which was a local issue and shared between the federaland local governments. Law enforcement agencies can be formed toprevent crimes, gather and share information through the involvementof citizens, the transformation of organizations, problem-solving andcreation of partnerships. Community policing model is a strategy thatensures there is homeland security among citizens (Bullock, 2014).Police departments should open volunteer programs and internships toencourage people to join as volunteers and get trained to assist invarious police capacities in local departments. Police departmentsshould create partnerships with the community to prevent and resolvecrime issues including terrorism. Reserve programs can also bedeveloped for the citizens to get trained on preventive measures ofcrimes. Conclusively, if the citizens get trained on how to preventor report cases concerning any offense, then the police would takethe recommendable measures by arresting the law offenders for asecure society.
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