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DeShaundra Armistead
October 22, 2014
Week 5

Police officers place themselves in danger every day. Danger is an inherent condition and circumstance of the job of serving and protecting the public. Police officers are injured and some have been killed in the line of duty enforcing the law and defending the justice system. The job of a police officer is to protect the life and safety of others, which means placing themselves at risk while performing their duties. Police training can lead to success of police officer preventing or limiting dangerous situations by anticipating and de-escalating the situations before they become elevated. 

There are a number of critical issues when concering policing. This paper will discuss the dangers of policing and how it affects police officers; less-than-lethal weapons and the benefits that it has for officers and our community; past, present, and future technology of policing and some of the benefits that they entail; homeland security and law enforcements relationship, and police corruption.

 When you are in a position to protect the people and the community, your job generally will come with a large amount of risks. Every day that an officer steps out into the world to do his/her job; they are risking their lives for the sake of the community. Not only do police risk his/her lives, but also they are put at risk for a number of other dangers that are related to police work. A few of these dangers include: death, stress, physical damage to the body, mental damage to the mind and various health issues. One danger for police officers that which seem to be rising over the years is that police officers are being killed by perpetrators. According to statistics compiled by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 72 officers were killed by perpetrators in 2011, a 25% increase from the previous year and a 75% increase from 2008. The 2011 deaths were the first time that more officers was killed by suspects than car...
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