Program is a Dangerous Word in Police Work

It may sound like a good thing to say: “We’re starting a new program.” But will it last? Or is it obviously another ‘feel good’ measure or political boondoggle? Think before using it. There are implications.

The chief or sheriff walks towards the podium with a smile ready to make an announcement. The media is in attendance focusing on the backdrop of the podium surrounded with local politicians and staff members. In the opening remarks, the “P word” is said – we are starting a new program.

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