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The Impact Police Violence Has on Good Police Officers

In Law Enforcement by Beth

The old adage of good cop/bad cop normally refers to interviewing techniques of two police officers. According to the MacMillan dictionary, if two people play good cop/bad cop with someone, one is friendly while the other behaves in a threatening way in order to make the person trust the “good cop” and tell them the information they want to know. While this approach is not recognized with formal training it is an accepted style of policing. When police officers are dispatched to a call many times their …

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Policing in the US: Recruitment, Training and Retaining

In Correctional Safety, Employee Training, Law Enforcement by Beth

Throughout the United States, there are nearly 18,000 police departments. They vary from regional departments in the most rural areas to the largest ones in the busiest cities. The history of policing in the US has taken large swings from a law-and-order philosophy to the current state of engaging in the team approach of assisting those with distinct challenges (e.g., …

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