Law Enforcement Today

There are many issues facing that law enforcement today from things such as racial discrimina? on to probable cause and for the o? cers who go through this on a daily basis it is has been a long and hard ? ght. In today’s law enforcement agencies there are many local, state and federal agencies that are in contact with the Department of Homeland Security.

Racial discrimina? on is an issue for law enforcement today because there are cases in which a white o? cer arrests or shoots someone who is a minority and the minority public sees this to be an act of racial discrimina? on versus it being that someone who happens to be a minority not abiding by the laws that govern them and all the ci? zens around them as well as a(emp? ng to cause harm to those around them. For instance I am sure everyone has heard about the Michael Brown case that occurred in August 2014 where a white police o? cer shot and killed a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri which has caused a problem in other agencies while their o? cers are on the road. Another incident that has become an issue is the safety of o? cers.

For instance back on September 12, 2014 when a man who was seeking change shot and killed a Pennsylvania State Trooper while injuring another. Another issue all local, state and federal agencies deal with would be the issue on immigra? on. The reason immigra? on is an issue for police agencies is because when you have a person or a group of people that have come to the U. S. illegally they can cause problems in society that are unwanted and that cause crime to rocket in a speci? c area or all over the country. Another issue that the police agencies go through would be cybercrime.

Cybercrime is a big issue for police agencies because the job of the police department is to protect the ci? zens and when a child is being bullied to the point the child takes their life or child pornography is being exposed on the internet it is a crime because it is causing someone else to become unsafe as well as it being illegal. Cybercrime is also very di? cult for law enforcement agencies to deal with because they can be very di? cult to catch unless someone points out in plain view the speci? cs of who, when, where, what, and how it is occurring.

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies interact with Homeland Security in many ways. Some ways that these agencies interact with Homeland Security is by helping to con? nue in keeping the ci? zens of the United States of America safe report and by eliminate terrorist a(acks or anything that will hinder the lives of the American people in any way in the United States. For instance if a local police agency runs a tra? c stop that posi? vely iden?? es known terrorists than they can bring the terrorists for ques? oning and to alert the state and federal agencies and the government on informa? on about the terrorists and their groups.

The way the Department of Homeland Security gets the federal, local and state law enforcement agencies involved is by collec? ng data, informa? on, tools and resources that each of these agencies are going to need in order help eliminate terrorism in the United States. While trying to get all the agencies involved there are also di7erent things that DHS and the local, state and federal agencies can do in order to improve their rela? onship.

Such things include on how they communicate and share informa? on, enhance federal resources as well as suppor? ng them through grants, training and other means. Lastly, they would be to strengthen its analy? c capabili? es to achieve be(er awareness of new and emerging threats. As one who would like to become a police o? cer one day I too would like to gain access in helping to resolve the issues that the local, state and federal governments are facing today as well as in the future as well as protec? ng the ci? zens of the United States. Taking it step by step will help eliminate the threat of terror as well as even the issues of the department and the Standard Opera? ng Procedures they go through.