Fortunately for us, change in our profession is not a new concept. Police practices are constantly influenced and impacted by change. The U.S. Constitution is a living document, adapting as our Supreme Court changes the way it views and interprets the meaning of our laws. Our state and local laws are constantly changing as existing laws are repealed and new legislation is passed. I’ve personally witnessed many of these changes during my career.
Crime reduction strategies such as community policing, problem-oriented policing and data-driven policing are all products of the civil protests and riots, corrections and mental health reforms. Law Enforcement scientific approaches will be used to study and reduce crime.