I do feel that the police are empowered by the state to enforce the law, limit civil disorder, and protect community’s property as the only constituted body of persons. They improve community relationships since they maintain and create a feeling of security in them as well as prevent conflicts and promote harmony in the society. They also provide responding to all possible help to the community in all arising situations either man made or a natural disaster and relief measures. Thus they build, develop and nurture the public with a positive relationship. They are known as the backbone of a state’s government since they are the republic (Walker & Samuel 2005: 89). Mostly, their career is committed on making a given area to be harmless and friendly for the designated community.
I think, in collaboration with the community the police are working their best by bringing the criminal to justice. They lessen the fear of crime and improve the quality of the life in the society they are working in thus enhancing the peace by upholding and enforce the law.
Generally I think, the police departments are enhanced by the state’s government to enforce all laws set in place, whether national or local level. Since law enforcement plays a critical in criminal justice systems. The key role of police includes; offer basics assistance to the community against criminal mistreatment by any organized group or a person. They create harmonic environment by promoting, preserving, and protecting human rights and the interests of all the weaker sections, poor and the browbeaten in the society (Birch & Herrington, 2011: 89). They also protect the internal security and prevent crimes through their own preventive measures and actions. These are my subject key roles of the civil police.
In addition my views are to the traffic police who are consisted in the part of an internal division of a law enforcement department. During modern life congestion, road jams and movements of varied types of the vehicle and we human beings on the roads increases of traffic police on the roads. Basically, I do believe that the key role and accountability is to enhance state and metropolitan traffic laws hence achieving a smooth and safe flow of traffic. In my state they investigate traffic collisions, implementation of the state vehicle code rules and traffic related crimes. During mobile patrol, they provide police presence which discourage crime and bring a feeling of safe to the people and regulate traffic and clearing the roads. They are enforced by the laws to check and control of reckless and drunken drivers who always causes roads accident. In the case of the road accidents to me, they prompt arrive at the scene to guard, rendering first aids as well as transporting the injured survivors to the hospital and help the ordinary police in investigation of the case.
I believe that traffic police are there to serve the humanity; as they show great and special care when helping the old, blind, handicapped persons, and school children to cross the roads during the peak traffic points. They act as the eyes on the traffic signals and other equipment since they inform the local bodies and the authorities on their maintenance. I know, educating the public on dangers of the roads and traffic control road accidents. On the highways they offer full time basis traffic regulations and work hand in hand with the civil police in any alert on check points by setting barricades.
I do agree that most essential police, are the traffic police since on the road network most of the planned crimes all use this network. Road transport is cheap and easy affordable to all, still is fast depending with the type of the car used thus making it efficient for criminals. But through check points they are really able to notify the suspicious persons and properties. They are aided by the government with convenient vehicles and motorbikes for them to work efficiently. The barricades for vehicle check points and route search are carried out on both urban and rural routes that are to be used by a person who need protective measures. Planning and the execution of the route search operation are carried out on likely locations of terrorists attack.
Since it is known police must interacts with people, there a need for them to possess and acquire some skills that will help performing job efficiently and safely. Here my aim is particularly to discuss the successful skills that I bring to the police to ensure that they must employ them for effective and clear information, this include communication skills which conquer situations such as when apprehending a suspect or managing crowd of people. They must provide understandable and clear instructions to the crowd or the suspects for their arrest. On the other hand, they must be able to obtain an effective and the right information from the victims or the witness.
Secondly, I think they must be physically fit for easy handling of the suspect also sufficient strength is needed in some of the situation such as pulling traffic accident victims from the vehicle. They must be fit in vision and hearing capacity. They must have arrest techniques and firearms skill to create their self-defence, they are also taught driving techniques during their training for their effectiveness in their work environment (Bayley & David 2009: 77). Police must possess the personal traits and skills since they are expected to give expert testimony and witness. For clear reports they must have good oral and written communication skills and their critical thinking and problems must be strong. Integrity and honesty are the essential personal traits in law enforcement for them to be credible in the court as witnesses. In their filing of reports police are required to summarize their actions hence they should have good organizational and administrative skills.
According to my views, in disreputable department of police it is hard to have productive law enforcement environment that inspire confidence in a community it serves and protect. So there is a need to have no nonsense in washing away corruption within departments of police. After deterring with corruption clear and performance related documents are safely kept this will guide and enhance the employees on the trends and developing of the department (Dixon, 1999: 56). Police are known for their dedication in their work, and on the other hand the job is known to be very risky. Though they show their courage and firmness in securing and defending their state there is a need to protect them and given them full life insurance.
Some of the things that there is need to be improved are their communication equipment and technology. There is need for speeding their job thus improving their driving skills and providing them with advanced motor vehicles that are bullet proofed. This will increase their efficiency hence securing the state. On the other hand, citizens have a role to play in association with the police by providing information needed and to inform the police what has happened or happening (Nucleolus, Mark 2004: 34). I do fell if the police are improved upon their knowledge, abilities and skills this would help the police department to acquire primary information that will enable them to enforce their duties.
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