I visited friends in Acosta Plaza and in the Sanborn-Garner area.
My family was typical; on both sides, I had grandparents from Mexico who came here to work in fields and packing sheds. I also loved TV police shows like Dragnet and Adam 12 .
If police officers do not have any training or input from others in how they are expected to behave, then their only source of information is their own belief structure from their personal experiences.
When an officer is trained with ethical knowledge they have a better foundation in which to develop ethical behaviors.
Unfortunately though some people are just unscrupulous, and will be corrupt no matter how much education and training is provided.
These people do not have any place in police work and need to be removed from their prospective forces as quickly as they are identified as troublemakers who will not change with training.
Most police and detectives work at least 40 hours a week. Because police work is a 24-hour-a-day job, some police have to work nights and weekends. There main duty and responsibility is to enforce the law and make sure that we live in a safe environment.
There are many duties and responsibilities of a police officer.
In concluding my interview with Officer Davidson, I inquired; do you feel that education and/or training in ethics would reduce incidents of police corruption?
He thought a few moments about this question before he answered me.