US Police Officers Must Have a Bachelor's Degree

US Police Officers Must Have a Bachelor's Degree

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Patience Don Willies started this petition to U.S. Senate and

There is the need to have drastic measures in reforming the way police officers are trained in this country.Though there are a variety of police officers' training among different states, they are all not long and comprehensive enough to have a well qualified, mature personnel to be in charge of a fire arms while interacting with people in our neighborhoods and communities.

The short and fast track training of very young men who have just completed high school have contributed to a lot of the killings of black men in our neighborhoods. Having a comprehensive specialized 4-year bachelor's degree for police officers will be more beneficial in the safety of our dear communities and here are the reasons:

With a four-year degree, police personnel will have more knowledge and the maturity to make better and informed decisions which will reduce the killing of people, especially black men.

A police personnel with a bachelor's degree will be more mature and exposed to experiences with diverse groups of people in the community. Most of these young personnel who have graduated from high school have not had enough exposure in life to make informed decisions about human lives. They are too young and therefore often make careless and avoidable mistakes that cost more black lives than any other race. Just like doctors, nurses and teachers who must have at least a Bachelor's degrees as they are entrusted with other peoples' lives so must the police officers. If there is limited room for errors for health and education professionals why should the police be allowed to make so much mistakes resulting in black lives?

In countries where Police officers are well educated or have a university degree, there are less errors in people losing their lives. America should show the world that we are indeed the leaders of reforms to improve the lives of Black people especially after what the whole world have seen happen to George Floyd and other recent victims of police brutality.

 

 

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