Former Dominica Police Superintendent Nicholas George contends that a stronger foundation is required to foster trust between the citizenry and the police based on the law
Nicholas George, a former superintendent of the Dominica Police Force, contends that a stronger foundation is required to foster trust between the citizenry and the police. According to George, policing is a partnership between the police and the populace, and trust is built not just on the police's effectiveness and competency in combating various crimes and upholding order, but also on how the public views how the police treat them.
Respecting citizens' rights is communicated to them by treating them with decency. Making decisions in a transparent, law-based manner reflects the impartiality and fairness of policing procedures. Participating in the creation of social order management techniques with the community at large fosters public acceptanceand demonstrating sensitivity to people's wants and worries shows that the police are genuinely attempting to do what is best for individuals involved.
He thinks that although "law enforcement" is still a cornerstone of the police force, it might need to be altered to "law obedience," both for police officers and for the general public; to remind them that they must abide by the laws that have been enacted.
Former Superintendent of Police in Dominica, Nicholas George.
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