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Professional Policing in the 21st Century

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Professional Policing in the 21st Century

May 26, 2016 - 17:41

Should law enforcement officers be considered professionals, and if so why? If officers should be viewed as professionals how should they, interact with members of the community? Lieutenant Roy Alston, who serves with the Dallas Police Department, shares his thoughts on these matters and other pertinent issues that law enforcement agencies face improve trust and community relations.

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This project was supported by Grant No. 2019-VI-BX-K001 awarded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance. The Bureau of Justice Assistance is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, which also includes the Bureau of Justice Statistics; the National Institute of Justice; the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention; the Office for Victims of Crime; and the Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART). Points of view or opinions in this document are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official position or policies of the U.S. Department of Justice.

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VALOR Voices podcasts feature songs "These Fair Hands" by Nick Jaina and "September Sky" by Per Kiilstofte, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.