Facebook Forum: What's next for police in 2014?
We asked our Facebook fans what trends they expect or anticipate to take root in the coming year for their department — whether an internal issue or otherwise. Here’s what some of our fans came up with. Do you agree with some of the ‘hot button’ issues they’ve predicted? What are some of your predictions? Tell us in the comments below.
Over -militarization of our departments. — Ray Brock
Departments arming their officers with cameras to protect themselves from the ever growing public taping their (officers) every move. — Roger Fell
Off duty officers being asked not to carry weapons onto campuses from AZ to Texas. With continued threats these schools should be happy off - duty officers are there to act. — Eric Bruss
Beyond sensitivity training, trauma-informed police work. The training uses the ACEs study and will help officers better understand criminals and create better relationships. It also introduces a common language and can help prevent on-the-job trauma due to its aid in debriefings. — Jacqui Lynn
Marijuana and the effects it will have on training K-9s. Will we be training them on marijuana odor anymore? — Rob Avedisian
More restrictive use of force policy; restrictions on off-duty carry. — William S. Pitcher
I think it will be contact with civilians who want to video tape and or refuse to ID. Depending on how things go we may also see a public relations nightmare with our officers looking like soldiers and losing the support of the public leading to more negative contacts. —Thomas Trammell
Tasers and liability are becoming a hot topic. — Suzanne Burns