Police and Society

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The organization I chose to talk about was that of the Los Gatos Police department. This organization is a community organization as opposed to a for profit organization. Their involvement and responsibility to the community is that of serving and protecting not only the community and it's inhabitants but also to uphold the laws and regulations of the country as a whole. The police are the ones who keep the peace and uphold the laws. They keep order and without that there would be chaos. Overall they keep the community running, safe and secure. While the police are paid, they are paid by the community members and have a certain code of ethics and morals to uphold and abide by. This in turn is a major social responsibility and influences their actions and strategies. If the community members disagree with the police, the department may have funding cut and jobs lost. The organization as a whole is social. They wish to help the people while familiarizing themselves with the townsfolk. By doing this the community feels they can trust and rely on the police to help them as opposed to harassing them or being afraid of them. Potentially the police could have horrible ethics and poor morals. This in turn would affect the organizations social initiative. The citizens in Los Gatos would go against the police department if they knew or found out that the police were corrupt as would any town which in turn would ruin the relationship between the…...

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