When it comes to the future of policing we want to know that the residents of our communities are safe along with the police officers that patrol them are safe. We need to know the different things that the police officers have come up to make these things safer and to ensure their ongoing safety.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, and the numerous police departments have developed a group called the police futurist group. With this they are working on strategies and are also forecasting ways to ethically maximize the effectiveness of the local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies. They are also trying to maintain peace and a sense of ...view middle of the document...
This can help and supplement the current investigation, and help constitute enough evidence for success within the police department (Grant, 2008).
With technology, victim advocacy, interagency cooperation, and good old fashioned police work all need to work together in harmony to produce the positive results. CODIS and other local DNA data bases have began to explain the amount of profile information that the investigators are allowed to access. With the first database being built on blood samples that are contributed by convicted offenders and the second database is compiled from DNA evidence that is collected, profiled, and submitted by law enforcement agencies, and usually comes from unsolved cases. There are state laws that are set in place to say who has to provide a blood sample and be entered into CODIS; an example would be a convicted sex offender.
They have also developed a biometrics system that is used by the different government agencies. This system is complex and uses facial recognition, iris recognition, as well as fingerprints for identification. By using this it helps with passport authentication and can also help against identity theft. Using this system can also allow access to certain areas of protected buildings, and can grant access to certain people only.
The role of law enforcement and the war on terrorism is to protect the community, emergency response, and effective intelligence of gathering and sharing information. There is a majority of the future group that thinks it is possible to increase surveillance and have a high tech spyware in place, and this can better protect homeland security, and keep invasion of personal liberty to a minimum. All law enforcement agencies agree that vigilance on both the police agencies part and the citizen’s part are required to keep safety and rights absolute. There is a possibility that the police will not be able to keep up with the growing rate of terrorism and cybercrimes, but with these technology has had the most impact and is the biggest threat to them. This is followed by the fear with homeland security becoming a bigger priority it will result in police becoming a threat to individual’s civil liberties.
There will be one major change within the departments. This change will be the refinement of a new model, and is already in place in some of the New York City’s police departments COMSTAT, which is the computer comparison statistics, program. With COMSTAT in place there has been a great reduction of street crime and violence that it has since been adapted by countless police agencies across the United Sates and even internationally.
A tool that used often is the taser, which is a high frequency stunning weapon. This is a new choice for law enforcement officers in the United States. The taser delivers a 50,000 volt jolt, which then in turn causes the offender to lose control of their muscles, collapsing. Taser international, which is located in...