Police and Community Relationships

Use the U.S. Department of Justice website to find and research four police departments and their relationships with their communities.

Write a 1,250–word comparative analysis of those four departments and their interactions with their communities. Include the following:

Discuss both the negative and positive relationships that these departments have had with their communities.
From a Christian worldview, how could some policies have reflected better ethical decision making that would have enhanced the relationship between the police and their communities? (comp. 1.4)
How do ethical issues that are faced within the community directly affect the relationship with the police?
Discuss the best practices and behaviors for enhancing community-police relations. Describe which police departments (of the four) would benefit the most from specific best practices. (comp. 5.5)
Be sure to cite three to five relevant scholarly sources in support of your content. Use only sources found at the GCU Library, government websites/legal case sites or those provided in Topic Materials.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This benchmark assignment assesses the following programmatic competencies:

1.4: Consider Christian perspectives in applying ethical reasoning to decisions and choices in a legal setting. (MC3)

5.5: Explain what it means for a law enforcement officer to be a guardian of the public.