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Friday, May 30, 2008

How much training is the police really getting?

The Metropolitan Police Act of 1829 created the first police force. These newly form policemen, were known as––the Peelers’ and Bobbies’–because their creator name was Robert Peeler. Form the inception, people has always hated them. That was because more than half of them were drunkards and improperly trained. Many cartoonist have depicted them as such. Eventually, the impact that the police had on crime, specially organized crime, has lead to the acceptance of the police force.

Today, the police force is submitted through rigorous training in order to become a cop. The famous "Police Academy." Although that is not the case for all police forces. Many Sheriff’s Departments in the Nation allow "deputies" to start a job with the department without having a licence first. For example, in Bexar County, deputies begin their careers at the jail, whether or not, the deputy has a TCLEOSE Peace Officer License. Which means that, their training, may not be as suspected by most people.

In order for the police force to work, a two prong mechanism has to be in place. Restrain and Respect. The police needs to exercise restrain in order to get respect by the people. But, how can the police show restrain, if they have not been properly trained. And vice versa, how can the people show respect, if the police force does not restrain themselves under all situations.

There needs to be psychological evaluations to all prospective policeman before they are let out in the streets. If the force has not been properly trained, or licensed, then superior officers need to supervise their cops more closely. If the police does not perform well in simulated dangerous scenarios, and do not show the proper restrain, then the police should not be allow to handle any situation on the streets.

Within the last few years, Americans have seen an increase of police mishandling of situations. What was once a simple traffic stop by a friendly policeman, has now become a nightmare. That’s because again, in most cases, police does not show the proper restrain needed to handle the situation. With great power comes great responsibility, and since some police officers are not getting the proper training, the power, and lack of restrain, is overpowering.

If you have been submitted to police maltreatment, or abuse, please contact our firm for a free initial consultation. Please call (210) 979-9777 or visit our web sites at or for an evaluation of your case. This is why we say "we care about your legal needs!"

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