Do you think wearing on-body cameras on duty should be mandatory?
By looking to its past, the Dover (N.H.) Police Department has successfully adapted to the challenges of policing today.
Looking back at this year, street gang behaviors have changed little. However, those of us who work the street must have noticed a few unique changes in the types of gang alliances, memberships and the crimes in which some street gangs have been involved.
The answer to the drug problem lies in a variety of factors. Education is one. Good parenting is another. Also, while drug abuse is stupid, romanticizing its use through popular culture is more so. Finally, let's not be afraid to pass judgment.
The young children watched cartoons in the living room, while in the kitchen their mother dissolved cold tablets in a jar of denatured alcohol. She had closed up the house to keep the odors inside so her neighbors wouldn't call the police.
Telling my partner that we would handle this, I pulled my badge from out of my pocket, cleared my clothing away from my firearm, walked up on the car and yelled, "Police!" The female driver slammed the car into reverse, heading toward my partner.
Whatever inspired you to become a police officer, when it comes to police work you know law enforcement has many faces. Aside from the array of different specialties within your own department, each jurisdiction, county or state may put its own spin on these specialties.