The police is a personification of the state designated to put in practice the enforced law, protect property and reduce civil disorder in civilian matters. Their powers include the legitimized use of force. The term is most commonly associated with police services of a state that are authorized to exercise the police power of that state within a defined legal or territorial area of responsibility. Police forces are often defined as organizations separate from any military forces, or other organizations involved in the defense of the state against foreign aggressors. Police generally clump into good cop vs. Bad cop, officers employed by a municipality it serves to protect. Specifically referring to bad cop type is by its very nature involves the slippery slope (the potential for gradual deterioration of social-moral inhibitions and perceived sense of permissibility for deviant conduct). In fact, the whole unspoken “dark” side of criminal justice work involves putting up with conditions that are at less than usual comfort levels; i.e., “slumming it”. Police are routinely involved in undercover work which involves taking on false identities and inducing crime. Police are allowed to make false promises to hostage takers and kidnappers. Police feed disinformation to the media. Police are trained to be deceptive at interviewing and interrogation. Police make all kinds of excuses to get out of nuisance calls. Police trade or sell their days off and desirable work assignments. Police angle themselves into cases requiring court appearances and manipulate the overtime system to earn an average of $5000 more a year. Police strain the truth to protect loved ones and crime victims. Police routinely invade privacy via surveillance and other technological means. Police fighting the drug problem may encounter more loose cash than the gross national product of some small countries. And as with sting operations, there’s something that’s just plain sick about a system that condones the police making a product, selling the product, and then arresting people for buying the product. Police deviance is a much broader term than corruption. It includes all activities which are inconsistent with norms, values, or ethics (from a societal standpoint or even from the police standpoint). A theorem in criminology is that it’s always fruitful to study when people not only break society’s norms, but the norms of their own social group too. The following definitions may be helpful. Deviance — behavior inconsistent with norms, values, or ethics. Corruption — forbidden acts involving misuse of office for gain. Misconduct — wrongdoing violations of departmental procedures. Favoritism — unfair “breaks” to friends or relatives (nepotism) Statistics or data shows that police are present to control the poor, not the rich. Like most groups of humans, this is a debatable cult. A Organization of paid professional men designed to protect the rich. This is a Zero sum Game! Most of the time they are not to be trusted. Don’t ever talk to the police.
Vancouver Police , early 2010