Ethics and Professionalism pg 205
What is police discretion? How does the practice of discretion by today's officers reflect on their departments and on the policing profession as a whole?
Police discretion is the opportunity for police officers to exercise choice in their enforcement activities. Discretion of today’s police officers normally reflects the departments and the policing profession as a whole in a negative fashion.
Imagine being a police chief. Identify and discuss the difficulties that police chiefs face today. What are the rewards of the job?
New recruits are given a physical agility exam that they must pass. Many of the police departments that require new recruits to take such a test do