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PoliceEthics and Police Rights

Write a response to the following prompt:

  • Describe the vital role of police leaders, especiallyfirst-line supervisors, in preventing and addressing problems of patrolofficer ethics.
  • What are the specific rights that police officerspossess, and what are the areas in which they have limitations placed ontheir behavior and activity according to court decisions and legislation?Do you think these limitations are necessary? Why or why not?

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Yolanda The vitalrole of police leaders, in preventing and addressing problems of patrol officerethics “is to be trusted to work within the law, officers should perform allduties no matter what ethnics group the citizens are, they should not let theirpersonal feeling affect their work. A police officer should not use unnecessaryforce or violent, keep confidentially a secret unless noted by law, and do notengage in corruption or bribery” (Peak, Gaines, & Glensor, 2010).

The first line supervisor is “to be a proactive training initiatives and models that willserve not only to instruct, but also to prevent misconduct. A departmental codeof ethics should be devised that sets forth the integrity goals andresponsibilities of each officer and the agency in general. Officers should beinstructed in what is expected of them as street ambassadors and in how toproperly exercise their authority, how to conduct themselves in public and intheir private life, achieve a proper attitude in dealing with the public, speakto citizens and criminals, de-escalate confrontations, be aware of andsensitive to diverse cultural lifestyles in the multicultural community thatthey serve, problem solve, and recognize and resist temptations to abuse theirauthority. They should be taught that the public image and perception of thedepartment’s professionalism and integrity are directly linked to his or heractions as a street officer. Officers should recognize that they must becomerole models in the community and that they are indeed held to a higher standardof conduct and accountability” (Gentile, 2014).

The specific rights that policeofficers possess and have limitations placed on their behavior and activityaccording to court decisions and legislation are,“ some observers have referredto illegal police behavior as a “slippery slope”: Officers trend on solid orlegal grounds but at some point, slip beyond the acceptance into illegal orunacceptable behavior. This slippery slope serve as a point of analysis for thebehavior addressed in this section, which discusses areas in which officers canget in trouble: (1) lying and deception, (2) acceptance of gratuities andcorruption, (3) improper use of force, (4) verbal and psychological abuse, (5)violation of civil rights, and (6) improper sexual relationships” (Peak,Gaines, & Glensor, 2010).  I believe that these limitations arenecessary because a law enforcement officer has been sworn in to protect itscitizens and to not take advantage of their authority.

References

Gentile, J. (2014). FreeDonuts and More: A Commentary on Police Misconduct and Corruption http://www.steredavis.org/sol1art1.html.

Peak,K., Gaines, L. & Glensor, R. (2010). Police supervision and managementin an era of community policing (3rd ed.) Upper saddle, NJ: PearsonEducation, Inc. ISBN: 9780135154663

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