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Not really. Police only show up after a crime has been committed.
@Hispanic-Cool-Guy the presence of police deters criminals
Yeah, of course if a crook wants to rob a bank and the police is right outside. However, we know, nearly all crimes being done, police is nowhere around, they show up around 5 minutes later after they are called.
@Hispanic-Cool-Guy I feel safer in my neighborhood because there are police around
C'mon girl, let's be for real. If guy were to attack you at home or near your house, the perpetrator would be long gone before the police arrives.Crimes like mugging and shootings literally take around 7 seconds to commit.There's no way in hell police can get to your home or rescue you on time from some sort of evil, unless you are super lucky and the cop happens by chance be extremely near your house at the time someone makes the call for cops. Unless, you don't have your personal weapon to defend yourself or personal security detail then you are on your own and hope nothing terrible happens to you at the hand of a wolf out there.
@Hispanic-Cool-Guy Actually police DO deter crime, but not just because they provide presence during routine patrol. Many police agencies across the country are adopting systematic procedures and programs for community relations, problem-oriented strategies, crime mapping, accountability measures, PhD’s research conclusions, etc. Many law enforcement agencies partner with other agencies, some law enforcement and some non-LE. The world of law enforcement today is a multifaceted approach that includes the research of science co-mingled with traditional approaches and interagency cooperation.
@EmbraceThePain thanks. I didn't know all that.
@PrincessGrailUnfortunately, most of those outside of the law enforcement sphere or realm of knowledge rarely know much about how the criminal justice system works, let alone specifically law enforcement. I think this information can bring more awareness and understanding to the public, which allow them to view police and corollary incidents in a more knowledgeable framework/context.For example, if people were predisposed to the knowledge of the legalities and tactics of a routine traffic stop and use of force, they might view subsequent situations in a more objective manner rather than resort to spontaneous emotional reaction like the majority do. It’s natural though, so you can’t fault anyone for this, but it does create a gap or misunderstanding between law enforcement and citizens, an us versus them mentality.
I understand what you mean especially with cyber law enforcement, but I was strictly talking about police patrol cops. Corner stores get robbed daily, raped, people get mugged and shot daily too yet patrol police always arrive after the fact to take statements from the victim or potential witnesses.
@Hispanic-Cool-GuyI was talking about patrolman as well. All of the things I talked about above are to strictly facilitate better line-level policing, aka police patrolman.