Future of Policing Paper

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Final Paper: Future of Policing Paper
Randy Morgan
Axia College
Jeffrey Scott April 22nd, 2012

In this paper I am going to talk about the trends affecting police today. I will also talk about some of the foreseeable critical issues that may affect policing in the future. I will look into what changes may need to be made to effectively address these critical issues. At the end of this paper I will give what I think are the main trends and changes that the police have to make in order to do their jobs better. In the near future law enforcement has a lot of different ways it could go. But the most significant trend will continue to be the way of the computer. Used in almost every facet of policing this technology will help solve crimes, find missing people and help to prevent crimes in the future. As most police agencies make a lot of changes in their communicating skills and the sharing of information the computer will be at the forefront of all this. Another trend that is going now in law enforcement is the use of the camera. People all across the nation are seeing these cameras pop up all over the place. The way it is going and the people getting used to the idea may make it even more useful. In 2012 and beyond there are some things to look for like more employment in law enforcement, more cameras in public view, more and more advances in DNA testing and last but not least the improvement in the technology in the use of cameras and the computer to find the people doing the crimes and stopping them way before they happen. “How it happened, God, I don’t know how it happened, but it did, People, you have to watch your kids. You got to learn how to take care… a little better then we think we know how. Watch your kid’s folks. My baby was in front of me on her computer, I mean in front of me. Not in her room”. {Father of...
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