Integration of the Police Force
The local police departments along with the Erie County Sherriff’s are soon too integrated into one force. This paper will talk about three problems that will arise from this integration and then three solutions for each one of these problems. With that there will be drastic changes, from rank structure, to pay grades, to how they will operate as one force rather than different precincts. This means that they have to find a way of going about this drastic change. They live in Erie County were there are New York State Police, Eire County Sherriff’s, and then all the individual town, village, and city police departments. When they switch to Metro Police Department, they will be all one force (with the exception of State Police). That means that police officers will be allowed to cross town lines and patrol anywhere (with-in reason) in Eire County, and would not have to request permission to cross town lines. They can save the police department money by interrogating the departments into one. This paper will tell how they will accomplish this integration with minimum difficulties. This paper will talk about three problems that will arise from this integration and then three solutions for each one of these problems.
The first problem is with all the departments being meshed into one rank structure is going to be messed up. The solution will be that they will only have one Chief of Police, but currently have a few dozen. The way they will come up with the Chief is the person with the best service record and who has the highest level of seniority will be the Chief of Police, who will be at Headquarters in Buffalo, NY. Then they will have three Deputy Chiefs. These three will be formed by the next three Chiefs with the best service record and seniority. They will be broke down into three section of Erie County. One Chief will be stationed in Amherst, NY, another in Buffalo, NY, and then the third and final Chief in Hamburg, NY....
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