Systems and Staff Hierarchy in Policing

Policing is made up of various systems and subsystems in order to maintain the overall goal of order in society. Discuss the inter-relationship of the various subsystems in the overall policing system on the whole.

Imagine you are the head of a police department that has 100 sworn officers. Over the past two years, the investigations unit has taken on the personality that they are the “elite” members of the department. This has created several problems, one of which is the non-sharing of information between the investigations unit and the patrol unit. It is also rumored that some of the so-called “elite” members may be involved in unethical behavior. Discuss various ways you can effectively eliminate this problem permanently.