What are the key differences between the job of a community policing officer and that of a traditional patrol officer?
There are calls for the abolishment of police departments taking place in today’s society. Do you think that traditional police departments should be abolished? Why or why not? What are your thoughts with regards to police budgets and calls for “defunding the police”?
Are police departments doing enough to build relationships with different communities or should there be more focus in certain areas?
Do programs such as the citizens police academy, youth explorer programs and neighborhood watch programs help police with relations in the community? Or does it create a culture of citizens who feel that they are acting in a law enforcement capacity and breakdown the trust between the community and the police?