Publisher’s Commentary by Wallace Allen
If I were in charge of a bankrupt city that was concerned about providing police servicing in a high crime situation, I would replace half my police force, on a 4 to 1 ratio with police academy interns (4 interns for each officer replaced). The unformed interns would more than make up for their lack of experience with numbers. The general public will notice the difference and their reaction to the police presence with prove it again… Just as drivers slow down when we see a police car. The officers that are kept on the force should be those who have the experience and attitude necessary to provide the professional example that would keep police academies lined up to have their candidates complete their training on the streets of my city. The interns will receive a financial stipend and be happy for the experience.
I know that there are a thousand objections to this thought, but if someone will list the objections, I am willing to seek the a means to dismiss them. If the city formed a police academy, most objections would become mute.
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