In this news article Glass and Ivey address an issue related to community policing and its state in Montgomery County. The necessity of actions is determined by the same reasons identified by Worrall, including poor police-citizen relations, the inappropriate role of police, and the frustration of policemen.
Thus, the inability of the police to provide public safety on the basis of racial equity and social justice led to the overrepresentation of minorities in the criminal justice system, an increase in violence and crime along with shortages in local police departments. In turn, the authors believe that police-citizen relations may be improved through policemen’s awareness of the community’s issues and peculiarities.
It may be provided through the selection of officers from the community’s members. This opportunity may be achieved “through the expansion of the Montgomery County Police Department’s Cadet Program. It presupposes the provision of training for young county residents regardless of their ethnicity and socioeconomic status.
Through this program, it is expected to improve local connections and the department’s cultural competency. Young people will not receive the knowledge necessary for performance as police officers in the future – the significance of this work in relation to residents’ safety will be explained to them. As a result, they will be proud to serve their community.