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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:59 PM

16. Teachers have to have licences and CEUs

and we're not required to be armed with anything but content knowledge.

Policing in America requires so little up front training at the academy. Lots of criminal justice courses at community college, but no degree requirements for policing is insane. Outside of awareness of the criminal justice system, they really need grounding in sociology, psychology, and abnormal psych, along with some social work and Emergency medical training. They need less time at the gym or the range, and more time on de-escalation and walking a beat.

Fire and paramedic both require more education. THat's not to say that police don't earn Bachelors and Masters, some do, but they all don't get promoted to Captain or Detective. Increase pay, and training, and vet our police better.

It's not rocket surgery.

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