M3D2: The Police Working Personality
Image of Police badge and gun placed over the U.S flagA new police recruit is typically introduced to the value-laden subculture of police work a unique socialization process. It is vital to understand this process, because the values and expectations learned through it not only contribute to the nature of many important police issues but also determine how the police view and respond to those issues, particularly integrity and corruption; however, the issue of corruption can be looked at differently. Read the article How the Sandford Police Department Repaired Its Community Relations after the Treyvon Martin (Links to an external site.) case where a police Chief created a change in the culture in a dysfunctional department.
After reading the assignments, lectures, PowerPoint presentations, and viewing the article above, you have a better understanding of the police working personality, police subculture, and ethical and professional duties of a police officer. For this discussion address the following topic:
What did Chief Smith do that changed the department? Look at your local police department, are there any police integrity issues (look for newspaper articles in your area that relate to police activities)? How could your police department benefit from Chief Smiths approach?
After your initial post, read and reply to at least TWO other postings made by your classmates with substantial responses that further the discussions. Remember to read and reply to questions from your instructor.
Keep the following in mind when making your posts to the discussion area:
Did you complete all of the elements required in your initial discussion post?
Did you respond to the initial posts of at least two of your fellow students?
Did you knowledge those who responded to you, including questions from your instructor?
Were all of your posts made on time? That is, was your initial post made before Midnight Eastern Time on Thursday, and were your follow- up posts made before Midnight Eastern Time on Sunday?
Consult the Discussion Posting Guide for information about writing your discussion posts. It is recommended that you write your post in a document first. Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors.
This is a post first discussion forum, which means you must submit your initial post before you can view other students posts.
When you are ready to make your initial post, click on “Reply.” Then copy/paste the text into the message field, and click Post Reply.
To respond to a peer, click Reply beneath her or his post and continue as with an initial post.