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I did some research on police work. I read the ARCO handbook and a few other books regarding your job. One book I read the police respond to what a community cares about. An example of what I took that to mean is if you live in a community where stealing isn't considered a big deal then the police won't respond to a theft, ect. I believe that this is true. I feel I live in a community that doesn't care too much about domestic abuse or interaction with younger people in a positive way to deter criminal behavior. I don't think it's deliberate for the most part, but that the community I live in doesn't view these things as something that can be worked on. I sat with a counseling board for a few years where the room would fill with police officers there to contribute and but also learn how to approach domestic abuse. I feel more time need to be spent on new training and a community friendly approach on these matters. Do you think that it's true that the police give a better response to what a community cares about.


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There are many factors that influence the ways that police officer do their job. Their location, the district attorney, their administration, the individual officer, the community and many more. The community plays a big part in the enforcement of laws if the department is a community oriented policing department. The community decides what is important to them, but the officers still have a duty to enforce all violations that occur in their presence or are reported to them. That being said, a lot more of the decision is up to the officer. I personally concentrate a lot of my efforts on DUI enforcement. Some officers concentrate on locating drugs and drug dealers. Domestic violence is a problem in a lot of communities. I am fortunate because I have a domestic violence intervention services office in my city, so referring people to them is easy. Oklahoma law requires an officer to make an arrest if any visible marks or injuries are present, and to take a report if they are not. Oklahoma offenders also have to go to special education classes related to their offense in domestic violence before their sentence can be considered complete. I hope this answers you questions.

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The area I live in there is a community relations officer. Right now I live in a rural area but I grew up outside of Boston, MA. I had a personal experience with domestic abuse which has led me to look for answers to better approaches. I find it very easy to talk to a Sargent at the local police department about my concerns regarding domestic abuse. I do independent research on the subject and have found really good information from local and state enforcement and also from the World Health Org. I also found some really good information on batters and victims behavior from "The State of New Jersey on Woman's Issues." I am glad you wrote me that Oklahoma Law requires an arrest for visible marks and injuries, and to take a report if not. I am going to try to find out if that's true in New Hampshire where I live and if not if there is anything that can be done to change this. One of the meetings I attended with Local Police through the Domestic Abuse Counsel meetings I mentioned explained how to do this. I know when I had gone through domestic abuse about 20 years ago now, there were incidents where there were visible injuries and no arrest were made. According to local police things have and are changing since then. Thank for your response.


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Sues... Being from NH, I can answer your question and tell you that if your location is what you say it is, you have an outstanding Chief and department that cares about their community.

Under NH law, RSA 173-B deals with our Domestic Violence. (http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/NHTOC/NHTOC-XII-173-B.htm)

I have seen a lot of changes in the domestic violence laws in NH. I do remember when it was less important, for lack of a better term, than it is now. When I started, our job was to separate them, take the drunkest one to jail for protective custody or "counsel" them and threaten them with, “if I have to come back here tonight, someone is going to jail”. That is just the way it was back then, no one took it as seriously back then and I think that was a nationwide feeling. Family members were almost “owned” or property or it was considered a family problem so it wasn’t to be intruded on, this also deals with sexual assaults and child abuse.

Now, thank goodness, our laws have changed, society has changed its outlook on domestic violence and while our system is not perfect, and there are abuses of it, I believe it is much better than what it was not all that long ago. I know that our state and I believe society in general has grown weary of domestic violence and have taken a stance against it. Police, courts, prosecutors, educators and others have taken a more proactive approach to preventing it and it is now becoming a common practice to arrest the primary aggressor, regardless of the sex.

I hope this helps you a bit.

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Hi Chief: I'm from Londonderry, NH. How you described a police response to domestic abuse years ago sounds too familiar. My ex-husband was the alcoholic though. I never drank with him and I had two new babies to take care of. I had to leave him for my children if not for myself. Regarding how serious domestic abuse is taken, I think there are still a lot of problems although things are probably getting better. I think one problem has been with deciding who is the primary agressor. Statistically I think it's 93% of the time the male is the agressor. I understand that sometimes it's a female that's an agressor and know about VIP-Safe NH through the Counsel meetings I've attended. I think if police recognize symptoms of abused vs. abuser with things as regression (returning to a former of more immature behavior to escape stress, victim) vs. narcissm (lack of empathy for others; immature life style ,agressor), that would help. I don't know a lot about syptoms of abuser ect. and may be over simplifying. I have looked into behavior of victims, batterers, narcism, boarderline personality, and of alcoholism a little. It helped me understand quite a bit about people. When it comes to understanding why domestic abuse happens and the communities part, I think people don't want the batter bothering them and empathize with them to try to get them to stop obsessing or to leave them alone. I think that's a mistake because it helps the batterers rationalize their own behavior. I think abusers see their victims as someone that needs to be fixed and feel that's what they're doing. It's very sad. Regarding people being weary of domestic abuse, I'm 49 now and at the time of my abuse I was 25-29 years old, so it's been 20 years. I also remember an aunt taking a cab to my families home with her husband following behind in his car because he had just ripped the rollers out of her hair leaving bald spots and she had black blues all over her. That was before my teen years. These things are not new. I think one thing about domestic abuse is we never get to a real solution because it's about families and your right people don't want to intrude. I think domestic abuse needs to start to be intruded on just like any other crime. Also, I think victims need to be have the right to protect themselves as called for, as they have with any other violent crime(RAD?) and I think as always, education for everyone involved is important. Perhaps instead of Rape Agression Defense someone could teach a Domestic Violence Aggression Defense class. Thank you for the response and the statute number.


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