Future Directions of Policing

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    • 00:05

      SPEAKER 1: The next five to 10 years,I want to say that if you are not seeking an educationor if you are not bettering yourselfin the field of law enforcement, criminal justice,communications, even business, it'sgoing to be a very difficult field to stay in.It has become extremely technical.

    • 00:26

      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: Your analytical skills are going to be needed,because that's what future leaders aregoing to be required to have.You will see one that will becomemore technology oriented.And we see that now with we have computers in the car, whichwe've had for several decades.But now you're seeing body cameras.You're starting to see the adventof different types of technology to help us do our jobs better.

    • 00:49

      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: And so if you have a problem with technology,it's going to become problematic for you.The way that we communicate now is extremely different.I mean, so we still have radios, but the technology of the radiohas changed and how we do that.But even how we incorporate social media.You know historically, we would havesomeone that would represent the policedepartment or a public information officer.

    • 01:11

      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: But now officers are engaging with the communityin the social world on their own while they're at work.I mean, you certainly can follow an officer on Twitter.You can watch them through the academyall the way through graduation.You can speak with the chief directly one on one.And these are things historicallyyou weren't able to do.So I think that as we move on, not just the next five years,next 10 years, next 20 years, you're

    • 01:33

      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: going to have to have an officer that's educated,that clearly understands the aspects of community, whatmakes community, what defines community,what affects a community.And how you then have to adjust your policing abilityto serve definitely the citizens much better.So you're certainly going to haveto have a jack of all trades, masters of none very educated

    • 01:57

      SPEAKER 1 [continued]: person, very diverse person.And it will definitely change the wayin which we do policing.Even as it did for me 25 years ago,it is dramatically different than when I started.

Future Directions of Policing

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Tracy Keesee discusses the future of policing and how technology is changing the field.

Future Directions of Policing

Tracy Keesee discusses the future of policing and how technology is changing the field.

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