Topic 1 of 2: Role in Policing
The traditional policing role has changed with the events of the nation, including 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. How has the policing role, as first responders and scene containment, changed and what is the police role in Homeland Security?
Topic 2 of 2: Racial Profiling
As the head of a criminal justice organization, you have worked hard to make certain your officers do not take enforcement action based merely on an individual’s skin color or ethnicity. You also firmly believe that your officers do not use racial profiling. A minority group has recently severely criticized your agency and accused your officers of racial profiling. Discuss how you would handle this problem. Be sure to discuss how your ideas could backfire and be used against you.
Topic 1 of 2: Perspectives on Police Management
Perspectives on police management have changed over time. The text references four new perspectives: Evidence-Based Policing, Learning Organizations, Emotional Intelligence, and Servant Leadership. Select the one that you find most applicable to modern policing and explain why you have selected that perspective.
Topic 2 of 2: Your Law Enforcement Agency
Identify at least one major issue the law enforcement agency in the town you live in is facing. Put yourself in the place of the top administrator in this agency. Discuss both short- and long-term plans on how you would deal with this issue.
Topic 1 of 1: Issues in Your Community
What is one issue in your community that negatively affects the quality of life of citizens? How could police and other government entities work together with the community to solve this problem?