What are some of the issues that are facing police departments, and all law enforcement agencies out there? Well there are a lot of issues, and problems that are facing police departments in today’s society, for starts gun problems are a big one. That all talks about how some chiefs want gun laws to be tightened, and some chiefs think that they should let people be free with guns, so that they can protect themselves.
The Problem with all the guns is that people now days are buying more and more guns which is also causing the crime rate to go up and causing a lot of problems on all the police departments that are trying to keep the crime rates down. Yes people should be allowed to have guns so that they can protect themselves, but the laws with the guns are not that strict and just cause everyone to roam free with guns all over the cities, and like I said is causing the crime rate to increase, and more and more people are being killed because of lack of laws on the gun permits, and everything.
I think that if we tighten down the laws on guns the crime rates will slowly decrease but that is better then them not decreasing at all. Another Huge problem that Police departments are facing right now is crime, and crime rates, especially in big cities. Lately Crime rates have been going up in cities like Chicago, and New York and more and more deaths are being counted for.
The cause of this is more gang related issues and gun related issues, like I said before gun issues are causing the crime rates to go up, when people like gangs can now get there hands on a gun with a gun permit, they just roam free around the city and start committing crimes like murder, just because they can and they have the tools to do so.
Also more gangs are being started and when there are more gangs there are more crimes being committed, and all that is doing is just putting more and more stress down on the police departments, and Is causing them to work harder and harder to try and stop all these gangs from committing crimes, and they just can’t because there are too many, and of course they can’t do anything until they become a suspect in a crime.
I think if the gun laws are tightened and we get more police officers and more people out there on the streets trying to catch these gangs and stop them from doing what they do; the crime rates will once again go down. The biggest issue that is facing the police today, and of course not just the police but all other law enforcement agencies in this country, would be the economy, which right at this moment is not doing so well. With the economy the way it is, is causing chiefs to have to cut costs, and let people go, just because of the money issues that they are facing, and having trouble trying to pay all the officers.
By doing so it is causing the crime rates to go up because of less police officers on the streets do to money issues, there isn’t enough officers on the streets to stop all of the crimes that are happening, let alone even seeing if there is a crime that is happening. Some agencies are starting a unit where they are only looking for mortgage fraud, and that’s all they are looking for when they should be out there looking for other crimes as well, and this is just causing the crime rate to increase, and of course it is causing a huge problem with the chief of police and the police department as well.
I know that the economy is bad right now and hopefully it will get better soon, but I think that no matter what we do at this moment the crime rates are going to just keep increasing because there really is nothing we can do with a lack of police officers joining the force. Lately Racial Profiling has been kicking the police departments in the butt, because there are a lot of police officers out there that racial profile a lot, because they think that if a person is of color that they are automatically a criminal just because of the way they look.
When a crime has been committed, and the police officer are sent out on the streets to find the suspect, for some reason they are only looking for someone of color because they think like I said that if they are of color they should automatically be considered a suspect. That is not right and is causing a lot of problems with the police departments in today’s society. This is causing the police departments to get sued and even the police officers themselves to get sued.
The local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, work with the Department of Homeland Security, a lot now days, now that the immigration population is rising. Whenever a state or local agency is having a problem with immigration, they call in the DHS and let them handle it because that is what they specialize it basically. But not all the time do they call in the DHS, they sometimes try to handle it on their own, and that only just causes problems on themselves.
I think that if they work with the DHS more and more and stop trying to handle it on their own, that the immigration population will decrease, and the immigration problem will slowly stop and put less stress on the all the local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. These are all the problems that are facing the Law enforcement agencies in today’s society, and each and every problem lead to one another so if one thing is stopped then another thing will be stopped too, and then another and another, and eventually will slowly decrease the crime rates, and put less stress, and less problems on all the law enforcement agencies.
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