Your task for this high-stakes assignment is to consider the above incidents for context while you respond to the following points in an 8- to 10-page Word document:
- Should the primary objective of police or law enforcement organizations be to reduce crime? If not, what should police or law enforcement organizations aim to accomplish?
- Evaluate efforts to better integrate municipal police forces. What barriers stand in the way of recruiting officers who more accurately reflect the makeup of the community?
- Terror incidents can be devastating, but they are rare. How should local police departments balance the need to protect against terrorism with the needs of daily law enforcement?
- Examine how CompStat has helped in crime reduction and quality of life improvement.
- Explain the implications CompStat has for the recruitment and training of policing officers. Present your ideas for increasing the efficiency of the training of police officers in accordance with CompStat.
- How can CompStat and other similar programs be used for goals other than crime reduction?