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ModernCrime/Issues and Supervision

 
Write a response to the following prompt:

  • Describe the nature of one of these potentially deadlysituations and problems that confront police officers andtheir leaders:
    • Domestic violence
    • Drug abuse/use/trafficking
    • Gangs
    • School violence
    • Crimes in progress
    • Gun ownership
    • Critical incidents
    • Natural disasters and accidental calamities
  • What are the roles of the police officer in the chosensituation and what are some strategies/tactics employed bysupervisors and police officers in dealing with this issue?our discussion first then the individuals

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Police officersand their leaders.

Several of thesecrimes/issues were interesting to me, but as a parent of school-aged children,‘School Violence’ is the issue I am choosing to discuss. In the past decade Ithink we have all seen the horrors of school violence.  In our text weread about several of the incidences that have happened, the age of thechildren that committed the crimes, the number of people injured or killed, andwhat, during this time of chaos and fear, the police are expected to do andexpected to say that will ensure our feelings of safety and knowledge that ourcommunity is safe; neither of which gets done very well.

Unfortunately, dueto past events and incidents there has become a familiar and predictable‘profile’ for determining what children might be in dangerous of showing signsof violence in school. Some characteristics include: being bullied, beingpushed into feeling like an introvert, feeling as though they are not smartenough or being told they are not, having either a teacher or a member of theadministration treating them harshly or disrespectfully for no reason, orpossibly having family issues that force a level of agitation that cannot beexpressed without violence.

I know from personalexperience that police are involved with school procedures to help teach ourchildren about safety, about teaching kids who it is ok to talk to or walk within a time of crisis (all of which parents should do before children even beginschool). Our text tells us that making sure the schools security is kept inplace by not allowing anyone to enter without permission, not allowing anyoneto roam hallways without first signing in at the office, not allowing anyone toroam halls unless they are a school employee, even parents should be asked to remainin the office and that their child be brought to them to ensure everyone’ssafety, and if there is an incident there is a certain protocol to follow toagain, ensure everyone’s safety.  Police and school are two communityorganization for which our children should be taught to trust and listen to.

When schools andpolice work together they should follow certain strategies that help thecommunity and parents alike to understand that certain behavior either is amust, or will not be tolerated. Behavior such as,

‘Publicizingthe philosophy that a gang presence will not be tolerated, andinstitutionalizing a code of conduct; Alerting students and parents aboutschool rules and punishments for infractions; Creating alternative schools forthose students who cannot function in a regular classroom; Training teachers,parents, and school staff to identify children who are most at risk for violentbehavior; Developing community initiatives focused on breaking family cycles ofviolence, and providing programs on parenting, conflict resolution, angermanagement, and recovery from substance abuse; Establishing peer counseling inschools to give troubled youths the opportunity to talk to someone their ownage; Teaching children that it is not “tattling” to go to a school teacher orstaff member if they know someone who is discussing “killing” (Marlin and Vogt,1999)’ (Peak et al, 2010, p. 350)

Decades ago policewould only come to schools if an issue occurred, and only if called. Decades ago schools used their own version of punishment (corporal punishment)for which meant detentions, suspensions, and sometimes paddle spankings. Because of changes in state and federal laws, corporal punishment is no longerallowed in certain states.  Now, the police have to get involved a lotsooner. Now, the presence of police in some schools, is a regularmainstay.  The concepts of metal detectors and K-9 units have taken aplace of learning, into what to some see as prisons.

Is the idea ofpolice and school partnerships so bad? Is the idea that they should worktogether to help prevent school-related crimes such a bad thing? Or maybe, weshould see it as a step in the right directions. On the COPS website, thearticle ‘School-Based Partnership Grants’ we see that with these partnershipscommunities can benefit with a wide range of benefits, such as,

‘Reducedrug dealing or use on school grounds; Solve problems experienced by studentson the way to and from school; Combat assault or sexual assault; Eliminatealcohol use or alcohol-related problems; Stop threats and intimidation; Preventvandalism and graffiti; Reduce loitering and disorderly conduct directlyrelated to crime or student safety; Mediate disputes that pose a threat tostudent safety; Eliminate larceny’ (COPS, 2014).

In the above articleit gives strategies for helping to prevent violence or criminal acts, one ofthose strategies that I believe is an excellent idea is to involve the childrenin the process of teaching them how to prevent crime, meaning explain to the kidswhat THEY can do to prevent crime. That their own acts might prevent someonefrom becoming violent, such as being willing to talk to someone if you noticethey are having a bad day, helping another child out when they are beingbullied, making sure that if an incident does occur they pay attention to theprocedures they are taught and help others to do the same, and what I believeis most important is, if an incident does occur, helping those who are upset tocalm down so as to not alarm those being violent to the upset child. Providingcomfort to an upset child just might save more than just their life.

There is no onestrategy that will prevent all school-related crimes. There is no one way toact in a situation that will prevent other from being violent. But taking thatsecond to understand the situation and do what is necessary to defuse thesituation might just be what keeps fellow students and others alive.

References:

N/A (2014). School –Based Partnership Grants. CommunityOriented Policing Services.  Retrieved: http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/default.asp?Item=74

Peak, K., Gaines, L.& Glensor, R. (2010). Policesupervision and management in an era of community policing (3rded.) Upper saddle, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN: 9780135154663

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