Is this what they need in Adamsville, Alabama to hand out parking tickets? This is the federalization of our local police forces and it having a devastating effect on local police and community relations.
The United States has more than 18,000 police departments. far more than any other nation. Each of the 50 states has its own Peace Officer Standards and Training board and officer / deputy certification criteria for more than 700,000 officers nationwide. Over the next several decades it’s likely that a more federalized policing model will replace this decentralized approach.
“Critics have argued for years that decentralized police administration fosters inherently poor-quality policing, tolerates racial bias, and makes it especially difficult to monitor and verify training and certification requirements across states. For many critics, federal intervention remains the remedy of choice. The current administration in Washington appears to agree.”
Below is a description of how well the federalization of local police forces is working.
Written by Dave Hodges