Does the Standard of Conduct of Police Officers Differ depending On or Off Duty Status and does it change depending on the venue (i.e. instead of police week the officers were attending their fraternity reunion in Florida)?
Paper 3 – “Far from Home” (Dreisbach, 2009)(Week 10)(25%)
All police chiefs must be concerned with the behavior of their personnel on or off-duty, in the jurisdiction, or out of the jurisdiction. In 1995, police officers from the New York City Police Department were in Washington, D.C. for ceremonies in connection with “Police Week.” Several NYPD officers “got drunk in their hotel, took off their clothes, poured beer down an escalator rail, and then slid down the rail” (Driesbach, 2009 p. 196). When complaints were received from hotel management and police officials of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), the NYPD officers indicated that they were not in their home jurisdiction of New York City and were off-duty. MPD made no arrests.
The assignment requires a written critique concerning the professionalism of the NYPD officers involved by addressing the question of whether police officers should be held to a higher standard of behavior than other citizens. It also requires you to examine the incident from the perspective of two different police chiefs. Finally, as the respective chiefs how do you address what to do with officers who lack integrity as demonstrated by these actions.
The paper should be seven (7) pages excluding the cover, abstract, and reference pages. To analyze the issues outlined above, the paper should use a minimum of four (4) scholarly references, in addition to (Dreisbach, 2009) along with any relevant sources. At least two (2) of the scholarly references cannot be from any of the course content Do not use the textbook as a scholarly reference for your paper.
This assignment asks you to address several issues and answer several questions. To ensure consistency, the following format is to be followed:
Cover page with name, course title and number, Turnitin score, running head, and date submitted (No graphics!) (APA format)
Body of paper:
Abstract with keywords that provides the purpose of the paper (APA format)
Factual Summary of the relevant events that occurred during Police Week 1995 involving police officers from NYPD (no more than ¾ of a page)
Issue 1 – Does the Standard of Conduct of Police Officers Differ depending On or Off Duty Status and does it change depending on the venue (i.e. instead of police week the officers were attending their fraternity reunion in Florida)?
Issue 2 – Is there a difference between professionalism, integrity, and ethics when it relates to the conduct of police officers?
Issue 3 – As the newly appointed NYPD Chief (appointed the week before the Police Week activities), what measures, besides disciplining the officers would you impose to minimize the likelihood of this conduct recurring?
Conclusion – Roughly a ½ page summarization of your findings
Reference Page (APA format)
This is a suggested format and titles for each section of the paper. Should you wish to deviate substantially from this format, please contact me in advance so that we might discuss your proposal.
|Academic Level||College (3-4 years: Junior, Senior)|
|Subject Area||Criminal Justice|
|Paper Type||Critical thinking|
|Number of Pages||7 Page(s)/1925 words|