The strategy for policing a large city is unbelievably complex. It's important to find a balance between honest hands-on police work and community relations. Community Policing is just such a model designed to police the community through robust partnerships which empower both officers and the community to solve public safety problems.
The Aurora Colorado Police Chief was fired this week for failing to keep the department properly balanced. Instead, Vanessa Wilson spent her time focused on diversity among officers and addressing racial bias. Her goal was focused entirely on the perception of Law Enforcement instead of the actual act of policing her city.
This does not mean that diversity among Police Officers is bad. It does not mean that racial bias is a good thing. But the firing of Vanessa Wilson is what happens when a Police Department only focuses on community perception and fails to keep the community safe.
An external audit of the Aurora Police Department found that there was a backlog of over 2,500 uninvestigated reports of carjackings, child abuse, and murders. This has resulted in several of the suspects re-offending, committing crimes that should never have happened.
This means that people experienced real trauma because of Wilson's failure.
The hardworking Aurora Police Officers have been shackled for years now. Hopefully, with the impending appointment of a new Chief, the department will get back on track and Officers will be empowered to work with their community in true Community Policing fashion.
This would be best outcome for both the officers and the community.
What do you think, how important is community perception to a police department? What do you think of community policing? Should Chief Wilson have been fired? Let us know in the comments below.
Need Both to work
Nothing surprises us…. left due to political issues…no one listened
Now all will be paying into higher taxes
Too much left with too little right.
Yea! A community finally saw reality!
It's about time we started taking back control. I believe in diversity, but NOT at the expense of law enforcement and common sense.
The only thing keeping the liberal dem bloodsucking parasitical ticks alive are the police. Defund the police let them die.
Stop voting for woke democrats.
There is no question that both are needed to work safely and efficiently.
You have to catch and punish criminals and keep the citizens as safe as possible. If this obviously unqualified chief(another case of let's promote a minority regardless of qualifications) had developed a department for community releations and allowed them to do their jobs and let the rest of her troops do their jobs of law enforcement. You have to put criminals away before you can start to prevent crimes and of course this is assuming you get a non-activist, non criminal sympathizing judge who is willing to put them away instead of kissing their butts.
Gerry, you are absolutely right!! Totally insane that the political Einsteins think they will get votes from the criminals & illegals!
Yeah we need to put the criminals is jail! Criminals like the 1st Court Jester Of the Inited States Donald J Trump for treason to his oath of office, the country and to the American people! Defund the police is ridiculous but stop the police from committing crimes against the community when they shoot an unarmed kid, or beat another kid in the street because of the color of his skin!!! You right wingers have constant hate in your hearts for people of color for no reason except the color of their skin!!! You call them Niggers but ignorant people who only consider the color of someone’s skin are the true ignorant people! So you are the true “Niggers” as the meaning of the word is ignorant! Judges apply the sentences which they deem necessary for the crime committed ! If you don’t like who sentences are passed out then get a law degree pass the bar and become a judge! This woman Judges elected is highly qualified and if you did your homework, you find that she gave out similar sentences as other judges which you find acceptable but because she’s African American, she’s trash and not qualified! Stop listening to those politicians who have only one thing in mind is to stay in office for their own personal gain! Dems and Tepubs are all alike! They want corporate money in the form of donations also known as bribes! Let’s stop our politicians from corporate bribes by putting an end to lobbyists and term limitations on politicians no matter what office it is! Let’s also try putting an age limits for politicians as well so those weak ass politicians can’t stay in office even after they’re dead!!! Like Mitch McConnell, Diane Feinstein, Donald Trump, Joe Biden! Start a reform that politicians can’t be elected into office past age 65! Let president be younger than 40! No older than 65 for any politician! Stop the lies by both parties! Stop traitors like Donald Trump and the members of congress who were willing to to overthrow our democracy in a Republican coup attempt! They all need to ge kicked out of office for their plan! And brought up on charges for treason and if found guilty thrown in jail! But if found innocent they should also not be allowed to hold office again for their part in the coup attempt!
Dump the chump Trump in fail for treason!!!!
Wow. You must believe every word from the hate Trump propaganda machine. Society is in the mess it is today because of so-called liberalism. The Alice In Wonderland philosophy practiced by liberals has created people with twisted ideas. I.e., normalizing mental illness : homosexuality; transgenderism; defaming religion; releasing hard core criminals from prison; blaming society for what criminals do; complain about CO2 production but yet have nothing to say about China completing a new coal burning power station every few weeks with over 200 more planned; blocking domestic oil production but then spending more money buying foreign oil. Liberalism is like a social cancer of illogical thought process.
Made your coffee too strong again, eh?
The libs in Colorado get what they deserve. You approve of the blm rioting last yea and this is what the results are.
Unfortunately Politian's today believe they know more about policing than the police. Also, the most important thing to them is getting re-elected, not putting bad guys behind bars. Catch and release and revolving doors has never worked in police work. Habitual offenders need to be given harsher sentences and dealt with, not given a revolving door, and a slap on the hand.
Stop and frisk has saved many police officers and citizens lives, and also recovered many, many guns and knives which saved lives and serious injury to police and citizens. Ultimately though, citizens get the kind of police work they want, and ultimately deserves
Fire the bitch.
looks like an SJW, talks like an SJW, "works" like an SJW, its probably an SJW. just saying. this is why we can't let fake woke folk run ANYTHING, they suck at EVERYTHING. they claim to be "pro sex work" but I tell you what, they can't even do THAT right.