A few changes ought to be made in police training. First, the instructors feel they have the power to do whatever they want. This is not a thoughtful idea in case they have such powers. With the power provided to them, the instructors take the advantage of saying whatever it is they feel necessary despite the fact that the person confronted is offended or not. In a barrage, an instructor yelled, “You have no rights!” legally speaking everyone has rights that have to be followed no matter the circumstance. He further adds, “Nobody can protect you, not the FOP, not the law or your mama.” (Moskos 75) First of all the words used by this instructor proves very offensive. Also, when someone is threatened by such levels they often feel very scared and not able to conduct their training effectively.
The amount at which drugs are sold in Baltimore prove very challenging to the police; Heroin, for example, is sold in gel capsules with very creative names that would give the police very hard time identifying what business is being undertaken. For example, some heroin bottles are named “Uptown”, “body bag” or “Capone” (Moskos 78). Also, in Baltimore, when drugs are sold there are people on the watch for police officers. It is also not easy for the police to find their opponents in the dark hidden corners where they hide. The drug dealers also take the advantage that police officers have to make shifts when they work twenty-four hours. They take this to their advantage.
“Three Rs”, are considered the disapproved theory behind car patrol, which are taught in police academies and learned in criminal justice manual (Moskos 81). The “R” represents a random patrol; to create an “omnipresent” illusion, police drives in non-fixed patterns. This, however, is in contrast with the idea that the police stand in fixed and regular beats. However, there is doubt on the previously unquestioned faith of monitories random patrol. The second “R” is for the quick response; this, however, does not apply as expected since most people report cases after their suspects have gone. The third “R” is for reactive investigation; for these other people call 911 while others do not.
Moskos, Peter. "Cop in the Hood." Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press46 (2008): 72-84.